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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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  • commented 2015-04-19 14:11:18 -0500 · Flag
    just left a very abusive relationship and left everything behind starting out brand new with my 3 kids want to be a positive influence on them. trying to go back to school look for work a place to live.i want to show my kids that we can turn a negative into a positive.i live in anchorage ak please not sure quite what I’m asking for but any thing would help thank you n god bless
  • commented 2015-04-17 22:18:00 -0500 · Flag
    My dear sister passed away from a long battle with breast cancer.She has one son and we were the only family she had.
    I am desperately trying to get to Naples from St.Petersburg to arrange her funeral and to get my nephew.If I cant get him here he will go to foster care.
    If anyone can bless me to help me get the funds to go to Naples we will be blessed.
    it is going to cost $1250 for travel and cremation service.
    you can contact me threw facebook abby mandlow or email me at abbysus65@aol.com.
    Thank you and God bless
  • commented 2015-04-16 17:28:42 -0500 · Flag
    I am trying to save my family’s home. I can guarantee this is not a scam. I tell my story on the link I have provided and I ask that anyone please help if you can and if not that is fine I thank you for reading my story and sharing it to as many as possible. We are out of options and have no where else to turn except the public. God bless you. …gofundme.com/sd5y46s
  • commented 2015-04-16 06:29:00 -0500 · Flag
    We ALL have heard the old sayings: that “Everything happens for a reason!” & the unforgettable, “God ONLY gives you what you can handle!”… If the second saying bares any truth, then the Good Lord MUST think I am made soley of DIAMONDS (and maybe some carbon fibers and tungsten) the toughest natural material known to man. …I ALWAYS remain true to myself, my beliefs, & hold a strong moral fiber…The following quote is one I live by daily…“Everyday I strive to be a better version of the person I was yesterday!”
    No matter how hard life becomes, LATELY IT’S ALL AT ONCE, with all the hell I’ve endured. I DO try to always keep fighting!…Especially within the last several months- there have been multiple unexpected events that led to extreme chaos ensuing… CAUSING ME TO FALL INTO A DESPERATE situation with my utilities company…I attempted multiple times to receive permission to make several decent sized payments to be certain that nothing fell behind. And not allow them to turn off my electricity…Unfortunately, they refuse to let me setup any payments.
    ******MUST BE PAID IN FULL = **ON OR BEFORE Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by 1:00 P.M.Central Time= OR THE DISCONNECT MY ELECTRICITY…IT MUST BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE COMPANY- TO KEEP ELECTRICITY ON: FULL AMOUNT= $1,866.79 (CAN BE CALLED INTO THE COMPANY. PAID OVER PHONE, OR GO TO ANY WAL-MART- for. $1.50 you can pay the utilities RIGHT then and there IN FULL AMOUNT THEY REQUIRE…I AM IN NEED OF HELP! WHERE I CAN FIND SOME, KIND, UNDERSTANDING, AND CARING PEOPLE/PERSON WHO IS NOT ONLY ABLE, BUT ALSO WILLING TO HELP ME BY ASSISTING ME= FOR THE 1ST TIME IN MY LIFE I NEED THE HELP THIS TIME…I THEN WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO BE ABLE TO PAY IT FORWARD; I TRULY CANNOT WAIT FOR MY CHANCE TO HELP SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF.
    ALSO AT PRESENT TIME, I HAVE SEVERE AND WORSENING BRONCHITIS AND PNEUMONIA= WHICH REQUIRES ELECTRICITY IN ORDER TO DO MY BREATHING TREATMENTS PRESCRIBED BY DR’S. AS WELL AS THE OUTRAGEOUS EXPENSE OF SEVERAL ORAL MEDICSTIONS- WHICH I ALSO PAID OUT OF MY POCKET. I CANNOT LIVE WITOUT ELECTRICITY…I CANNOT BE WITHOUT ANY OF MY MEDICATIONS…I AM NOT A LAZY PERSON, I HAVE AN AMAZING EDUCATION AND NEED TO FINISH THE 2 CREDITS TO TRANSFER AGAIN- FROM SOUTH FL WHERE I ATTENDED A PRIVATE MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLUPON RETURNING TO WI I WAS WITH THE MARQUETTE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY/WORKING ON GETTING LICENSED AND BOARD CERTIFIED.
    (BUT THEN I NEEDED MY KIDNEY REMOVED: SO DID TEMPORARILY LEAVE)…MY NANA, WHO RAISED ME. I’m her financial and medical P.O.A. After 25 days in hospital quarantined, I finally brought her home. Had to be there 20/25 days = full isolation gear.Drove 4 hrs to and 4 hrs from hospital back home. I was required to be there for legal reasons.
    Two wks following her admission; Grandpa on other side of family passed away. So had to go away- couldn’t afford it…I am now in an extremely fragile financial state…I had to use all of my newly rebuilt savings account funds. As well as all the casl I had locked away as an “Emergency Only”- Situation Fund…I have always had a budget, and stuck to it. Cutting things that are not necessities-like the cable & internet about 8/9 mos. ago…I always paid my bills on time, and made sure that my Grandmother (I came to WI to care for) has all her bills paid…I was normally helping with the most recent raise of her living costs; since I had to place her into a home Now she receives 24 hr medical care…Something I could no longer do from her small apartment complex for those 65+yrs…Just “celebrated” the 1 year anniversary of right kidney extraction"- due to function becoming so low; it only started as the typical CKD patient and an acute renal failure flare-up,.to become riddled with E. COLI- which they could not get rid of, or make the original three holes dissipate/heal…Instead the holes grew so large so quickly that I was in full renal failure in days.Then immediate extraction of right kidney required…At said time I did not have health insurance coverage, and I had to come up with $15,000 as a down payment prior to surgery – which could begin, once the E.Coli was gone. But it didn’t go away…Just caused more issues- I still have to take extremely expensive medications, that the insurance I currently carry does not cover those costs. Including home supplies to self-cath, and small outpatient surgeries for dilation and stent placement.
    I get frequent bladder infections, UTI’S, and pass frequent stones. CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) is a lifelong illness.No cure at this time…At this time I am currently on FMLA leave from work, due to being in a near fatal car accident. The injuries suffered caused bone chips upon the elbow of my dominant arm. Requiring two surgeries, with an unknown return to work/school date…This was another large expense- paying costs of what insurance company refused.
    (They even denied a proven method of aqua therapy once area healed.)…I have 2 dogs. Who are my babies and best friends. The oldest is 9. He underwent an unexpected surgery just a few days before my awful car accident.
    Turned a 1 day surgery into a three day whine/crying surgery. I felt the extra two days on vet bill was unexpected
    But any pet lover would do the same.
  • commented 2015-04-16 06:27:55 -0500 · Flag
    gofund.me/rue3uww
  • commented 2015-04-15 21:37:14 -0500 · Flag
    My email is samfoxx@aol.com. Thank you
  • commented 2015-04-15 21:35:05 -0500
    Hello everyone, this is my first time ever asking for help so I’m not quite sure what to say. I’ve been a painter for 13 years and due to an abusive exboyfriend, I now have lot of back problems with so much pain that has caused me to be out of work for a few months. Due to this, I am in a huge bind and just are praying for a bit of financial help. I am trying to get back to work and my car is having problems. I am unable to afford to register it. I was able to come up with the insurance fee but that’s it. And also a huge problem, my two front tires are extremely dangerous, splitting apart with metal bands showing. Again, found a small job to do to purchase two new tires but due to money, they are in my back seat because I can not afford to get them put on. All my bills are due and are close to disconnections. This is why I am asking for financial help so I can get back to work and pay rent and electric and all the other bills. I dont want to sound like I’m exaggerating but I’ve got to get these fixed. I’m almost to the end of my groceries also, I’ve been trying to ration while I heal up . Please if anyone can help me, please email me. If you can help financially, I would so appreciate it. Or if you have any other ideas as well. Please help.
  • commented 2015-04-14 08:59:37 -0500 · Flag
    It’s the Golden Rule given by CHRIST.
  • commented 2015-04-13 01:50:37 -0500 · Flag
    Hello everyone, praise the Lord. I am Lubhaya John from India belongs to Punjab state. I am reaching lost with the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and equipping the believers in my area. Although I am doing ministry due to heavy burden of (debts) loan, I and my family we are in so much tension and depression, we are not praying in peace because always in much worry how to pay our loan of $2800.00 . I request to you all humbly kindly think about this my personal emergency and whatever you can send by western union or bank transfer.The Jesus Christ said " I have come that they may have life and that they may it more abundantly" John 10:10. The message and the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ does not ful-fill, if we christian do not take up the responsibility to help each other. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean, so please email me at njcs35@gmail.com Any donation is appreciated whether is small or large. Thank you,
  • commented 2015-04-12 19:01:29 -0500
     My name is Maggie McConnaughey, I started this campaign for my dearest friend Cindy Hank. I have known her for nearly 10 years and she has brought so much light to my my life and helped me in many different ways this past decade. I have also seen her help many, many other women and men along her journey. 

    Cindy has three sons, Greg, Adam and Coty, all extremely wonderful young men who I have had the pleasure of knowing! She also has two absolutely beautiful granddaughters, Iris and Celina. 

    Unfortunately, my friend received a recent diagnosis of Stage III Lung Cancer. She has started simultaneous chemo therapy and radiation. She is receiving 2 very strong different chemos intravenously every other week for a nine day run, with a 2 week break in between. Radiation is every day for the next 6 weeks. 

    The doctors objective with this extremely aggressive treatment approach is to be able to shrink the size of the tumors enough to be able to surgically remove them.

    Cindy is very positive and remains hopeful that she IS GOING TO BEAT THIS!

    However, because of the strain of this treatment, she has had to go from working a full time job at The Junior League of Pittsburgh Inc. to only being able to work 15 hours. She has been there for 16 years now and still loves her job and loves going to work! 

    Although I have witnessed her optimism through this, I don’t want to see her have to struggle monatarily due to the fact that she is unable to work full time during her treatment.  The stress of paying bills and mortgages can be a handful normally, but, adding thousands of dollars of medical bills on top of all of the usual living expenses could be an additional stress that would affect that optimism. I truly believe that being optimistic and positive is one of the best things that a cancer patient can have and would be saddened to see any unecessary stress in her life. 

    Please join me in giving back to Cindy what she has so freely given to us along all these years! We love her so much! WE would be grateful for any denomination that you can afford to give!

    Thank you!

    http://www.gofundme.com/rn65ms
  • commented 2015-04-11 20:18:08 -0500 · Flag
    Families need help caring for their pets. Necessary shots to keep our pets healthy are costly, spay or neuter so we don’t multiply equally costly. $7.50 will vaccinate an animal for 3 years, $12.50 will microchip someone’s family member. $3 will buy a de wormer for someone’s pet. Many people are in need and it’s my goal to help keep pets healthy, fed, warm and safe.

    Thanking you in advance
  • commented 2015-04-11 11:53:15 -0500 · Flag
    Keira is a 20yr old single parent of 2 boys. She is a 2012 graduate of Warrensville Heights High School and is now a Junior at Cleveland State University working hard towards graduating with her bachelors degree. She has always been devoted to her education; earning her associates degree, cosmetology license and high school diploma all in 2012. Graduating from CSU will make her the first in the family to receive a Bachelors Degree with her ultimate goal being medical school. During her time at CSU she has maintained a 3.4 GPA and is determined to keep it there or improve. In order to keep on the track she has started she will need to take classes this summer. As you may or may not know summer classes are not covered by financial aid. Keira will be taking Organic Chemistry I & II this summer; 10 credit hrs.

    Will you help her achieve her goal?

    gofundme.com/qee8ccmw
  • commented 2015-04-11 08:03:30 -0500 · Flag
    Yeah~ very happy to find this^^^☺
  • commented 2015-04-10 10:01:06 -0500 · Flag
    Wanting to get to my mum to take care of her through her cancer treatment. Any donation would be really appreciated
    http://www.gofundme.com/rj2jxk4
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  • commented 2015-04-09 08:22:53 -0500 · Flag
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    My nephew passed away yesterday morning, my brother woke up found him not breathing. I am asking for any assistance to assist with funeral cost. Please and thank you!
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  • commented 2015-04-08 13:22:43 -0500 · Flag
    Please help by donating to this cause. Having a cancerous tumor is extremely painful and unables me to work. Greatly appreciated.
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  • commented 2015-04-07 21:00:23 -0500
    Dear friends in Christ, Greetings! I am Pastor Lubhaya John from India. I request to you all please help me financially weekly or monthly to continue His Ministry here. We would like to grow our congregations and spread the word to the India. Any help is appreciated. Currently we are passing through several temptations day by day, due to rented house,electricity bill and expenses of the ministry make me tight. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean. Please contact me through this email njcs35@gmail.com or text message on 0091 7087379829. Thank you.
  • commented 2015-04-07 02:32:15 -0500 · Flag
    please anyone help i am so desperate i really need some help please spread the word on your facebook anything will help us gofund.me/r6ec3k2j

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