Until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream8212;providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part but not really feeling it. So when Hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to act on her urge to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world8212;and they found themselves changing, too.
In this uplifting and engaging memoir, a father and daughter describe their decision to give more to charity and how it changed their lives forever. After noticing the great disparity of wealth in their neighborhood, the Salwen family of four downsized their lives in a major way, selling their large home, and giving a substantial portion of their money to those in need