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Pay It Forward was one boy's idea...an idea that sparked a movement. 

Established in September of 2000, the Pay It Forward Foundation was established by Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of the inspirational novel Pay It Forward, as a way to inspire a movement of people, all around the world, to show acts of kindness for others. 

The Pay It Forward Foundation is a 501 c 3 charitable organization. Your financial gifts to support our work are tax deductible. 
Our primary work is encouraging and inspiring acts of kindness, as well as providing copies of the Young Readers Edition of Pay It Forward for use in schools and other learning environments. 

What will you do to Pay It Forward and start a ripple effect of good deeds?  Show your support and commitment to the movement by wearing the official Pay It Forward bracelet. Order yours today! 

 

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  • followed this page 2015-05-26 06:16:32 -0500
  • commented 2015-05-16 13:55:55 -0500 · Flag
    “What will you do to Pay It Forward and start a ripple effect of good deeds? "

    I live out my life passion by sharing joys through being an inspiration to others via Joy Art, Quotes, or blogging inspirational,encouraging, or uplifting stories. Sometimes, it is simply sharing my personal joy stories that make a positive difference for someone to make a similar change in their own life.

    I have added the Pay It Forward movie as one of them favorite movies that inspires joy, while also linking to the book author’s website and this organization. ( I learned something new today and now have a quest to learn about this authors other books! Thank you!)

    Thank you for blessing our lives this way! It is such a tremendous gift! To this day, it remains one of my favorites!

    Joy Sisto, Joyspirationist
    Share JOYS! Project
    http://sharejoysproject.wordpress.com
    Eugene, OR
  • commented 2015-05-14 18:43:57 -0500 · Flag
    My name is Linda Thatcher. My daughter Priscilla Thatcher passed away on May 5th of this month. She was only 35. She was born with spina bifida and in spite of numerous surgeries her entire life she some how found the courage to endure. She loved everyone. Family was important to her. I’m here asking for financial help with funeral expenses. She died from complications of surgery. I owe the funeral director $1,800. I also need to pay back someone kind enough to lend me $1.200. It was enough to bury her but I am on ssi myself and don’t have the means. Its so hard to ask for help but I have no choise. I have a Gofundme account set up and you can view her picture and story there. Please help.,anything would be so appreciated.
    Priscilla my sweet baby girl. May you RIP…..Love..,Mom
  • commented 2015-05-14 16:04:48 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Hilton and I’m a service connected disabled veteran. I’ve been having problems getting my car fixed. It needs a new engine and a new set of tires. I wouldn’t be asking if I didn’t need it. The whole reason that I got the car in the first place so that I would be able to get to my appointments at the VA as well as other things that I need to do. I’m not one to ask for help but I could sure use it right now. If you could help, I would greatly appreciate it and I will surely do the same for somebody else one day. Here’s the link to my fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/uky6qa2 Thank you and remember to pay it forward.
  • followed this page 2015-05-14 15:14:57 -0500
  • commented 2015-05-14 08:12:42 -0500 · Flag
    Kimberley Wright commented
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    Hello my name is Kim my brother in law Ken a Ret. 3yrs Army 27yr Merchant Marine needs stem cell funding! This man has served all his time overseas protecting us from day 1 of the Gulf war. Never being able to watch his grandchildren enjoy any birthdays or holidays, he was looking forward to his retirement. He retired a little over a year ago and had a massive heart attack! The medical expenses have taken all his years of hard work away from him and now he needs our kindness. Please help Gofundme.com/savekenroetzer
  • commented 2015-05-14 07:54:03 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Kim my brother in law Ken a Ret. 3yrs Army 27yr Merchant Marine needs stem cell funding! This man has served all his time overseas protecting us from day 1 of the Gulf war. Never being able to watch his grandchildren enjoy any birthdays or holidays, he was looking forward to his retirement. He retired a little over a year ago and had a massive heart attack! The medical expenses have taken all his years of hard work away from him and now he needs our kindness. Please help savekenroetzer@gofundme.com
  • commented 2015-05-14 07:42:53 -0500 · Flag
    Ret. 3yrs Army 27yr Merchant Marines needs stem cell funding! This man has served all his time overseas protecting us from day 1 of the Gulf war. Never being able to watch his grandchildren enjoy any birthdays or holidays, he was looking forward to his retirement. He retired a little over a year ago and had a massive heart attack! The medical expenses have taken all his years of hard work away from him and now he needs our kindness. Please help save Ken Roetzer.
  • commented 2015-05-10 17:26:39 -0500 · Flag
    INSPIRING ….PAYING IT FORWARD RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS……JUST WATCHED A BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING MOVIE….PAYING IT FORWARD
  • commented 2015-05-10 03:36:02 -0500 · Flag
    Hi,
    My name is Toni. Recently. I am a Registered Nurse and have a 10 yr old son who is my world. Recently, our world was turned upside down due to an armed robbery/home invasion that occurred at our home. I was the only one home, thank God. What made this even even more traumatic than even the event itself is that ny son’s father was one of the three arrested and is now looking at up to 99 yrs in prison. Although my son’s father had a substance abuse problem and his own deamons, which is why we split after years of trying to make it work, my son still saw his father when he was sober and at my home where I knew my son was safe and not out on the road with someone who shouldn’t be driving, etc. So, regardless of the deamons his father had, you couldn’t tell my 10 yr old son that his father didn’t hang the moon because he absolutely thought he did. So, he is basically mourning the death of his father and is also confused, hurt, and angry, and rightfully so. I am as well. I suffered a broken nose when I was struck by the stun gun that one of the individuals was tazing me with, as well as a torn ligament known as your PCL in my knee which left me out of work for 6 weeks. What may seem minor to some was a big deal in the wake of things and that is one of the biggest things they took besides cash was my son’s brand new laptop that he got from Santa this past year. Of course I have homeowners insurance, but with a 500 dollar deductible. So, when going from 1 decent income to no income with a met gage and car note, among everything else, my priorities were surviving and not a laptop for my amazingly kind hearted and patient child’s last yea that he probably believes in Santa, I mean he is 10 yrs old. He understands, but that on top of all he is going through doesn’t help his spirits and it breaks my heart that I had to choose to put off getting his gift reolaced. Medical bills with a deductible not met for the year have also added to the financial stress of it all. Please read more of my story and our journey to healing. Any help is extremely appreciated at this time in our lives.

    www.gofundme.com/toni-pick

    Kindest Regards,

    Toni Barrilleaux
  • commented 2015-05-06 09:59:55 -0500 · Flag
    Okay, so I have three people that I have been trying to help with baby items because they are struggling and one was injured at work and needs all the help she can get. They are registered at Babies R Us. #56199488. If anyone can help that would be great, if not, well it never hurts to ask. :) The other two aren’t registered yet or I would include their number as well. Thanks so much!
  • commented 2015-05-06 00:30:36 -0500 · Flag
    hi there! my name is paul. my best friend of 14 years has recently had her world turned upside down. her 2 month old daughter has passed away and husband is currently in jail for a drug addiction he hid so very well. jasmin is alone and only provider for her 2 other children. on top of thier grief, she is suffering with alot of her own. she remains as strong as she can and does whatever it takes to make it thru the day, no doubt about that. she is falling behind on her bills and struggling to make ends meet. not only did she have to say goodbye to her baby girl, but she is left alone with the remainder of the debt plus her current bills. i started a gofundme page for her and trying to spread it around to as many people as i can. if there is any way possible to please share the link below to your page to try to reach as many good samiritans out there to help lift the burden she so heavily carries. much needed prayers for her strength to keep going and her faith to remain ever so strong! please share if you can, in hopes, mabey just one good soul out there can help.

    http://www.gofundme.com/babyautumnsfuneral
  • commented 2015-05-05 00:35:18 -0500 · Flag
    I am sick with upper respiratory problems because of my house has water damage rotten cabinet and now no plumbing under the sink …buckets…i need help it is infested with bugs because of the water I can’t get well and we are clean people and the roaches are going to get me out someone in Jesus name…help…
  • commented 2015-05-05 00:27:28 -0500 · Flag
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  • commented 2015-05-04 20:40:25 -0500 · Flag
    Hi, my name is samara Hite and I am on here because my fiancé and I have decided to become foster parents for medical babies! Our children are older so we have to start from scratch. We are in need of 2 state standard cribs (my caseworker will inspect it) a play pen, two bouncy chairs, two high chairs and two strollers as well as any baby clothes from newborn to 2Ts and toys. We are currently putting in an offer for our first home to begin this process :) Thank you and God Bless!
    (not sure how this works, I’m new.) :-)
  • commented 2015-05-04 15:33:07 -0500 · Flag
    My Name Is Jeff Johnson,I’m Married !! In 2013 I was Diagnosed w/ Liver Cancer-Subsequently Learning I Was Also Told About Stage 3 Cirrhosis Too !! I’m Waiting For My Disability, & AM Currently Waiting For My (LANDLADY)To Evict Us We Owe$625.00 & Have only $200.00 ! Her Name Is Karen Duncan-We Live At 3912 PINE AVE .HUNTSVILLE,AL 35805 $ She Lives In Town!! If ANYONE CAN & WANTS To HELP!! Make Checks Out To My (LANDLADY) MS,.Karen Ducan at 101 Bibb Rd,Hsv,Al,35801
  • commented 2015-04-30 08:48:03 -0500 · Flag
    Greetings, my name is Tish Smith and I am founder of You Help A Life, You Save A Life. It’s a foundation where I go around Washington D.C., Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, and Portsmouth VA feeding and clothing homeless people. I sell t-shirts, sweatshirts, and wristbands to help raise the money for the food that I cook and the Restaurants I order from (Jimmy Johns subs, McDonald’s, Chic-fil-a, Dominos). God has truly blessed me to be a blessing to others. I just need more help with donations. in D.C. I feed between 70-100 people and like Jesus and the 5,000 he fed God allows the little I supply and makes it more than is needed. Help me help them. You can contact me at YHALYSAL15@YAHOO or Yhal Ysal at Facebook. God bless.
  • commented 2015-04-29 20:59:15 -0500 · Flag
    I think some of the people on here are missing the point.
    You don’t get to ask someone to “Pay it forward” to you.
    The person has to find a reason to “Pay if forward” to you without being asked..
  • commented 2015-04-29 17:06:13 -0500 · Flag
    this is for my daughter who is 13 and type 1 diabetic gofundme.com/pyw404
  • commented 2015-04-29 14:21:49 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Bridget Pillsbury I have a 24 year old son name Dustyn Pillsbury he has just been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Although throughout his life he always needed special attention at home and at school he has always kept a smile on his face, Since Dustyn has found out about his new medical condition he has put on an even bigger smile. He still look forward to going to college and becoming a teacher and even though he knows that a little far fetched right now i want let him give up and he want give up on his self either. our family really need the support of the United States Of America so therefore, my son can follow through with his dreams and become a teacher even its just for a little while at least he will be able to say he made it. I know that dreams can come true if you pray and ask you shall recieve and God put it in my heart to get on this site and tell the world my story about a special man that deserves the world and that my son Dustyn. So please help us through time of need so my Son can see things he has never seen and get to experience life as a normal adult just for a moment in time thanks for all your support
  • commented 2015-04-29 13:54:50 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Bridget I have a 24 year old son that has just been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He has kept a smile on his face since he was born and even a bigger smile on his face since he found out that things will not by be the same as his life continues. A
  • commented 2015-04-29 13:54:49 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Bridget I have a 24 year old son that has just been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He has kept a smile on his face since he was born and even a bigger smile on his face since he found out that things will not by be the same as his life continues. A
  • commented 2015-04-29 13:54:48 -0500 · Flag
    Hello my name is Bridget I have a 24 year old son that has just been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He has kept a smile on his face since he was born and even a bigger smile on his face since he found out that things will not by be the same as his life continues. A
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  • commented 2015-04-28 16:47:18 -0500 · Flag
    Looking for a small bit of help until I receive my Widow’s Benefits from SS. My phone is currently out of service and I have been looking for a job, but am now facing repossession of my 2001 Passat. Sometimes you don’t realize how quickly things can change in your life but you keep pushing forward as there are people who are in need more than yourself. I am looking only for enough to get me through until May 13th and I would be eternally grateful for whatever anyone can do to help me. If you would like to contact me my email is: kathy_meyer33@yahoo.com.
    Thank You and God’s Blessings
  • commented 2015-04-28 15:05:03 -0500 · Flag
    Hi All, I see this homeless young man on the street, he collects bottles & survives with the money he gets from those. I have been seeing him for last 5-6 years, he sleeps in the park in winter & summer. I tried to give him some money a few days ago on my husbands birthday, which he denied saying “I dont beg”. I wonder if anyone looking this can offer him a job, that may help me make a better life for himself. He is a tall white guy, can usually be found at the park close to queen center mall on woodheaven blvd. I am not capable to helping him with a job, but may be someone out there can, so just wanted to spread the word. Thanks !
  • commented 2015-04-28 14:34:28 -0500 · Flag
    in need of a place to live for my family (2 adults 2 toddlers 1 infant) we are currently not able to pay out any income because we are always going from place to place to live and there is no saving up because when we pay people we live with they either take all our money and little later ask us to leave or we lose job opportunities due to having to leave, its just one thing after another please help us My email is Strawburry2015@gmail.com and my name is susan graham
  • commented 2015-04-28 10:22:09 -0500 · Flag
    Fotini Christopher
  • commented 2015-04-27 10:45:20 -0500 · Flag
    Many of you are mentioning GoFundMe. Let me “Pay It Forward” with this tip. Every crowdfunding site I’ve found, including GOFundMe, charges for their services. If you are the recipient, they’re taking your money. If you are a donor, the $10 you intend to give does not all go to the person or cause you want it to go to. But I have found one site which is different! YouCaring.com is free because it is supported by people, apparently especially one, who want to do this. You are welcome to support YouCaring.com if you wish, but it is never a part of their business plan.

    So if you need to raise money…or if you are looking for a place to pay it forward…go to YouCaring.com. You will be glad you did!

    Now “Pay It Forward,” and share this tip everywhere you can!
  • commented 2015-04-27 07:40:10 -0500 · Flag
    Dear friends and pastors, Praise the Lord! My name is William Masih native of India.

    With due respect and humble submission, I beg to lay the following lines before you for your kind and favourable consideration. I am a student of class eleven. I was born and grown up in a very poor christian family . I have two sisters too three of us are studying in the school . My father finds it extremely difficulty to meet with all our demands. I therefore request you all humbly kindly to pray for me, my family members and provide scholarships for me and for my sisters we are in need of at least $100 per month to pay our school fees. I do hope for a favourable decision. Please contact me at : masihw214@gmail.com Thank you! Sincerely – William Masih

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