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  • Writer's pictureKeyaira Boone

Tiffany 'The Budgetnista' Buys Out Newark Cityplex Screening of 'Harriet'

To some money represents freedom, to others it represents power, Tiffany Aliche sees it as a tool. The school teacher turned financial educator used that tool to share an important experience with her community this week when she bought out a Newark CityPlex screening of Harriet. The recently released film stars Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman and attempts to portray a fuller portrait of the woman behind the heroics. Aliche who goes by the Budgetnista revealed that the gift only cost her $1900 on her Facebook page.

“DO YOU HAVE $1,900,” she asked her online community of nearly half a million people.


“Yesterday was AMAZING! I was able to gift 200 people from my city, Newark, NJ with tickets to see the new @HarrietFilm at @shaq 's theater, @cityplex12_ !⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME AND SPREAD THE WORD,” she added.

“Now back to that $1,900… That’s how much it cost to buy out the 200 seat theater. That’s $9.50 x 200 tickets.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣I’m sharing this because I want to demystify your ability to do something in service to your community.⁣⁣⁣⁣”

She asked her followers if they could envision themselves doing the same by pooling their resources.

“⁣⁣⁣Could you get 19 friends to donate $100, so your community could see a film you thought was important?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣”

Aliche then provided other examples of the way $1900 could make a difference in a community.

“Could you get 19 friends to donate $100/year and use it to start a food pantry in conjunction with your local #UnitedWay ?⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Could you get 19 friends to donate $100 and buy books for 20 different classrooms in your city?⁣⁣⁣ What could YOU do with 19 friends and $100?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣"

⁣⁣⁣⁣She ended by giving them the reminder that, “There are no small acts of kindness, just kindness.⁣⁣”

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