Teen ‘owes’ more than $215K to charity

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Instead of simply writing a check for a charity over Thanksgiving break this year, Danni Messina decided to turn to social media to get her friends involved.

The 19-year-old Washington State University student from Seattle tweeted from her personal account on Nov. 25 that she would donate 50 cents for every retweet and 25 cents for every “favorite” she received to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

She thought she’d maybe get a handful of interactions from her friends and followers. She never expected the tweet to go viral… More here.

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