Thursday, September 15th, 2022


A global social experiment challenges relationships to money and shows that a more generous world is possible.

On September 15th, people around the world will hand out money, virtually or in person, asking recipients to pass half on to someone else.

Free Money Day, now in its 12th year, is organized by the Post Growth Institute., the global event encourages conversations about the benefits of economies based on sharing, and offers an opportunity to inspire more critical and creative thinking about our relationships with money —and how we can have new types of economic activity. Since its inception, 324 events have been organized in 218 locations in 35 countries. The day is held each year on September 15th, the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ 2008 filing for bankruptcy. 

“Free Money Day is a global invitation for people to explore, in a liberating and fun way, what it might be like if our relationships to money were a little different. As living becomes progressively harder for many individuals, sharing becomes a more obvious path to sustainability,” said Donnie Maclurcan, Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute and Global Organizer of Free Money Day.

“By sharing money with complete strangers, we rekindle the generosity of the human spirit, opening a gateway for conversations about what really matters” 

People have three options to take part in Free Money Day 2022: 1) leave two notes or coins as a surprise for someone in a public space, with a note asking the finder to pass one on, 2) share money in person by giving out two coins or notes at a time and 3) send money to someone via a digital payment platform.

Participants are encouraged to share their stories, photos, and videos online using the hashtag #freemoneyday and #postgrowth;, tag Free Money Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;, and share their experiences with the media and the Free Money Day team.

For more information about Free Money Day 2022, visit  

For more information about the Post Growth Institute, visit 

For media enquiries about Free Money Day 2022 or the Post Growth Institute, contact: Emma River-Roberts (+44 739 414 8129) and Priscilla Trinh (+1 (952) 737 3211), or 

A media kit with images, logo, and a ‘How to Participate’ one-pager are available to download here. Quotes and further media info are available here.