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Pledge to donate your stimulus check

"This is a crucial life line for them," says one woman who donated her stimulus money to others in need.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stimulus checks are heading to your bank account or mail box. 

Those $1,200 checks from the government are a bonus for some, desperately needed money for others. 

Right now, a group of North Carolinian's are challenging people to give the money to those in need, if they can spare it. 

"Some people really need this check, this is a crucial life line for them, but this is not a life line for me, I am doing okay," Pledge My Check Volunteer, Bethany Faulkner said.

For Faulkner and a group of North Carolinian's helping others came as a sense of duty. 

"We can't be helpers in the way that were used to, this is an opportunity to say yes I can help in a safe way that's impactful," Faulkner said. 

That's why they created Pledge my Check. You can give some of all of your stimulus check to someone who needs it.  From a small business to a neighbor, you can pick whoever you want to give it to. 

"Thats bills, thats groceries, thats healthcare," Pledge My Check Volunteer, Kevin Miller said. 

If you make a pledge, you then give that money directly to the person of organization. 

The website itself suggest some causes but doesn't collect donations. It asks people to report what they've given to charities from their stimulus check. 

The goal is to create positivity and promote helping others. 

So far, 74 people have pledged over $40,000 in 15 different states.

The donations come at a time when nearly 160 million American are less than three months away from running out of money, according to Wallet Hub.

Organizers hoping pledging their check will make a positive impact. 

"We're hopeful that this can provide some good news, a hopeful thing that some people can do," Miller said.

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