Kind Acts to People

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The simple act of performing an act of kindness for someone with a need, asking for nothing in return except that the recipient do that same for someone else when they are able to do so, is the guiding principle of Paying it Forward. We started this over 17 years ago and along with our supporters we have performed countless kind acts globally. We spread kindness by:

1. Supporting individuals, families, schools, organizations and other groups through grants and donations.

2. Members and supporters of this foundation taking direct action to perform kind acts in the United States and throughout the world.

You can help by becoming a supporter, member, volunteer and by making a donation or a purchase from our online store. Please help us spread compassion and acts of kindness to those in need. You will find the act of giving returns to you much more than is provided to another.

 

 

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  • Samuel Weldon
    commented 2019-05-17 20:56:53 -0500
    I help a new neighbor out with a nice laptop. They have 4 kids very young and they are just starting out. I hope it help them with my pay it forward, and I hope they will someday do the same. Without needing a Thank you.
  • Joe Grimando
    commented 2019-05-03 10:41:21 -0500
    Hello. I have recently received (and accepted) a friend request on Facebook from a young man who was my neighbor for over 40 years. In those 40 years, I could not tell you what his voice sounded like as I had never spoken with him. It was always a nod of the head to say hello. His parents never once walked by without saying hello to me or anyone else in my family. We were alway’s very friendly with the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz.
    Having received this friend request I thought it was rather odd. I have since been conversing with him through FB but only by liking some of his posts as he is doing the same to mine. His father who I have learned has passed several years back was a fine musician and well known in the music world. I remember coming home in the early evenings and hearing the beautiful sound of the Trumpet echoing in the distance. That was Mr. Schwartz or his children playing in their apartment.

    As I began to read through some of the posts he had been posting, I came to notice that he was in many photos with his mother whom I knew growing up as Mrs. Schwartz.
    Many were cheek to cheek with two broad smiles. I asked how his mom is doing and to please send my regards. He responded that he will but that his mother was suffering from Alzheimer’s. I was so sad to hear this. This young man has a brother who growing up would converse with me and my family as opposed to his brother who never did. I have been told that he and his brother are no longer on speaking terms. As I continued to read through his posts I have come to learn that he has had several brain surgeries on his pituitary gland, has had a toe amputated and is a Liver Cancer survivor. He is now heading to Long Island daily for the next 5 1/2 weeks and will be getting another MRI to determine the course of action for radiation treatments to shrink the tumor as it is inoperable.
    This gentleman is alone in East Elmhurst, NY and will have to take public transportation daily for 5 1/2 weeks to and from these treatments.
    When I read this-this morning I just broke down trying to imagine what he must be going through. This gentleman can use all the help that is out there. He is alone with no one.

    Can we help?
    Thank you,
    Here is the post I read this morning in his own words.

    Good morning, today I’m going for an MRI yet again on my petuitary gland to determine the next course of action for my radis toon treatments. The likely scenario is that I will have to go for five and a half straight weeks daily for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes a day. Very scary for sure especially when you consider I will have to go alone each day out to Lake success with public transportation. It will more than likely take a lot out of me and remember I’ll be alone for the entire ride. I’m going to need your prayers again my friends. I’ll let you know when I know how this is going to go. As bad as all those surgeries were, this could be worse in some ways cause it’s more time consuming and more costly and it just sucks! Please wish me luck and pray, pray, pray!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I don’t mind admitting this, I’m scared out of my mind!
    Thank you,
  • Lacie Clark
    commented 2019-04-04 12:21:39 -0500
    Hello everyone. My name isLacie and my husband recently decided he wanted a divorce to be with another woman. I have been left with nothing for myself and my children. Any little bit will help. Thank you and God bless.
    https://www.paypal.me/laciemcqueen
    Please send as family/friends so no fee is charged.
  • Katherine Hadley
    commented 2019-03-29 01:17:27 -0500
    My name is katherine hadley i have a little girl that is 3 and a little boy that will be 2 next month on 25 for 2 year they stayed with there dad up in tell about 3 weeks ago when i had to make a trip to Louisiana and when i did they didnt have any clothes no shoes no car seat or anything i lost my job because i could find anybody to watch my kids while i work so now im struggling to get what they i need help with clothes and toys and any other baby and toddler stuff anything will help any body is willing to help i have no car and no way to get a ride but im asking for help if any body is willing to help in any way. I pray that there is still some good people out there with good harts to understand the struggle that i have iv spent everthing i have to make the trip to get them from a bad places and im just trying tobdo right to them and give them a good life i got them a few outfits but it not a nuff and some of them dont fit them my boy fits 18 month shirts and his legs are a littel shorter my girl shes in 3t 4t but ill also need bigger size later for her and hem so ill boy sizes 18m 24m 2t 3t 4t 5t 6t girl ill need 3t 4t 5t 6t and up i need a dubble stroller and baby gates and baby montors and sip cup i also need girl shoes size 9 and up boy i think would be a size 6 and up i need 2 tween size mattress and i might need beds to anything you guys are willing tobhelp with will help out anything you guys think will help me take care of them any idea’s or anything. You can help with ill will take please help me i wouldnt ask in less i really need it my kids name are Faith elizabeth maire hadley and bentley james hadley thank you
  • Benjamin Yaep
    commented 2019-03-13 18:42:28 -0500
    Please help me. I need to raise a total of AUD3000 by next Tuesday or else my student visa in Australia will be cancelled and I won’t be able to continue studying. Please. I’m desperate. https://www.gofundme.com/Gofundmecomhelp-with-my-college-fees&rcid=r01-15525204486-291299c748e94674&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m
  • Shalishala
    commented 2019-02-24 04:06:12 -0600
    Hello I’m a single mother. I been in black meadow house for year that cause my family to stay sick. I’m in tears as I type this because I had to throw away everything down to clothes and I have family If six not including my mother who I take care off. I ‘ve moved but I’m needing several thing in my house like like beds, sofa. ext. And I need little help with transportation to ride the taxi until I can get a vehicle. I was in a wreck a person ran a red light and total my vehicle. Which left me with nothing. Either you can donate or Cash App $Lisahasfaith or just purchased some jewelry from paparazzi business which will help me. https://cash.me/app/HXTTLWHThank you in advance https://paparazziaccessories.com/join/204311/
  • Missy Lei
    commented 2019-02-21 12:26:40 -0600
    hi everyone I’m here on humble knee one asking for help to pay rent ty in advance so I don’t get kicked out of the hotel room I have to much nerve damage to work anymore but I’m also try to get social security benefits please anything would help blessed be miss C
    https://www.gofundme.com/6q5jpo8
  • Liberty Knerr
    @liberty_knerr tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-11 14:32:41 -0600
    1 month into school the main piece of playground equipment at DVE, a Title I School in WA, was deemed unsafe & abruptly removed. This left 479 students without a proper outlet for play at recess. Please donate to the PTA's efforts: https://www.gofundme.com/daffodil-valley-elementary-playground https://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/kind_acts_to_people?recruiter_id=18291
  • Faustina Samson
    commented 2019-02-07 16:42:36 -0600
    This is a brilliant thought, kind suggestion and caring from the PEOPLE
  • Noah Rachid
    commented 2019-02-03 15:06:27 -0600
    Please help me, my girlfriend and my service dog. We are both in college trying to make ends meet. We can’t pay our bills and January has been a tough month for us. We are just 2 19 year olds trying to make it. Please help if you can. Thankyou and god bless

    https://www.gofundme.com/dn7bw2-please-help-us
  • Jessica Bottoms
    commented 2019-01-29 17:52:45 -0600
    My husband was in a severe hit and run wreck, there were several news story’s about us and our family. We have a 3 year old son with down syndrome and our 2 year old son has brain damage due to a birth injury. My husband being the only one that can work since both our boys are not able to be put into daycare, has made this hit and run that took our transportation AND husband’s job that much harder. I’ve turned to my community, a advocate for victims of crimes, and Florida Highway patrol has yet to find the other driver. We’re on the verge of losing everything, and with no family to turn to I’m at a loss what to do. I’d be eternally grateful for any kinds of help or suggestions. God bless!
  • Odesza Flow
    commented 2019-01-28 10:33:16 -0600
    My friend is hosting art classes for the LGBTQ community to show love and equality! He needs support with supplies! Thanks and be blessed! Http://gf.me/u/qcyb6p
  • Ming Na Wei
    commented 2019-01-17 01:15:55 -0600
    I have a friend who is currently stranded in Hong Kong without any money. If someone can help to pay for his hotel, medical bills and airticket back to Singapore he will pay back when he returns. He needs about USD3K.
  • 1hindijokes
    commented 2019-01-12 23:30:06 -0600
  • Diane Jenkins
    commented 2018-12-30 19:09:38 -0600
    My son and his wife are on their way to Colorado for jobs with my oldest son and you possibly make their home there. If you could find it in your heart to either but a transmission or a reliable vehicle. It would be most appreciated. I’m in Statesville and can’t come to their rescue I don’t have the money. I’m on social security please and thank you all so very much
  • Robert Schemelia
    commented 2018-12-18 17:27:08 -0600
    My wife and I have been down and out for quite some time. We have been homeless for over a year. Finally it looks like we may have somewhere to live. My wife is in a wheelchair and I need a cane to get around. We have been financially struggling. We were living in a van for over a year living in a parking lot. We still need so much. The place that we are moving into is going to take practically everything she has coming in for her disability. Both of us are retired firefighters and I’m a retired EMT. We have given too many Charities and have done many things for people. Unfortunately many have turned a blind eye to us. Our church that we have just become affiliated with has been a real blessing to us but we can’t expect them to do everything. I hate like heck to ask anything of anyone but we really need financial help. We need to find a vehicle that is going to accommodate us. This way I can at least rehabilitate and get back into shape and walking properly. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. This way we can get back on our feet and be able to continue to pay it forward. Thank you for reading this and God bless. Robert & AnneMarie Schemelia
  • TheHighwayConnectionNJ
    commented 2018-12-02 22:43:34 -0600
  • Karen Grantham
    commented 2018-11-09 20:47:16 -0600
  • Marie Martinez
    commented 2018-10-25 00:05:23 -0500
    Hello me and my family and Son has Rough past 2 years I recently lost my mother of cancer she was the only there for me and my son we lost our apartment and lost everything we are in a family shelter we in the need of clothes and this Christmas 🎄 I’m not gonna be able to afford to buy any gifts for my son whatever you can help be a blessing thank you God bless
  • Monica Huff
    commented 2018-10-01 17:58:19 -0500
    Hi my name is Monica Huff and I need assistance which I intend to return back, on Christmas eve 2016 my husband James Huff died unexpectedly, then my mother Eva S Morrison died Jan. 12, 2017 which I had to pay for both of their funerals by myself. They were the two closest people to me. I am a diabetic and am struggling right now to keep my head above water as I am drowning. I need $20,000 to update my Mom’s old home to sell which needs electrical and plumbing work prior to it being able to be listed, or I would just take an electrician and plumber volunteering in the house and helping me without any money, in the meantime I am fighting to keep my house as it has been listed in foreclosure and I have received a temporary forbearance due to my situation. I am trying to avoid myself and my autistic son from being thrown on the street and becoming homeless. I’ve tried to get loans and refinance my home but of course I could not get help from the banks, as a single middle-aged black woman without a job right now. I’ve helped so many people in the course of my life elderly and raised children which were not mine, it just seems unreal when I need help I have absolutely no one to turn to. If I receive help, I will most certainly also pay it forward once I am on my own feet. If I do not receive help I guess it is what it is. Anyway, I just want to say thank you in advance and God Bless you all.
  • Jim Gibson
    commented 2018-08-14 21:07:57 -0500
    Thank you for taking the time to read my post. My name is James Gibson and I am a 90 year old Korea War veteran who currently lives on SSI. I am permenantly disabled and unable to walk without assistance. I am wheelchair bound and am unable to leave the house without my chair. I have a full sized van with a wheelchair lift I use to make my VA appointments and do what little shopping I can afford to do. The problem I am having is that the transmission has went out on the van so I am unable to even make my various doctor’s appointments for my advanced diabetes and other serious health problems. I have looked into getting a new van altogether but it is much cheaper to have the transmission replaced as custom disability vans with lifts are very very expensive. Any help you can provide will go directly to having my disability transportation vehicle repaired so I can leave the house once more and enjoy my golden years. As of now I am home bound unable to even grocery shop for myself. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you for your time and God bless.i had this on gofund me but they said because i had no bank account or checking account i could not get money through them
  • Jeanne Bratvold
    commented 2018-08-08 16:54:36 -0500
    I have a washer and driver I need to give away. I am in Sioux Falls South Dakota. You hall, you can have them.
  • Jme Ellis
    commented 2018-08-06 10:14:32 -0500
    Hi, I am currently living in an Oxford house sober living home in San Antonio. All of my important paperwork was stolen, also my identity was stolen. I am having slot of difficulty getting my ID or a job for these reasons. I was told this foundation could possibly help with my rent. I’ve only been here one week and am already 390 in the negative. Can you please tell me if this inform is correct or if there are any other places that could help. Thank you and God Bless this organization.
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    followed this page 2018-08-06 10:09:04 -0500
  • Jackie Jackie
    commented 2018-07-06 09:31:31 -0500
    Thank to the gentleman whom dropped of pants and shoes for single father that needs for work. You are very kind and we will get them to him today . Bless you dear sir .
  • Patty Mattos
    commented 2018-07-04 07:58:13 -0500
    I am happy to have still people with a sincere and caring heart to give attention to these people who need. #peace #lover https://joaodasdicas.tumblr.com
  • Nyurka Bell
    commented 2018-06-18 14:05:26 -0500
    Hi, I just recently moved to Phoenix Arizona.. I rented what I thought was a nice and affordable apartment..as soon as I moved in the repairs and maintenance were as issue. I reported them but they were either ignored or done when I insisted. I finally withheld half of my rent after my toilet and air conditioning was not being fixed. I thought that the law allowed for this. Long story short, I went to court and lost. I was evicted from my apartment. Currently I am homeless. I am staying in a flithy place. I have health issues. I haven’t been able to eat properly and am getting sicker. My car doesn’t go in reverse and my tags are expired.. I don’t have any family members that can help. I am feeling hopeless.. I have never had an even on my record. I don’t have the funds to rent a place.. It cost me everything I had to be able to get my belongings out from the apartment and into a storage unit. They charged me storage fees for housing my own things. This Landlord has been unfair with many tenants. But knows that most people can’t afford an attorney to respresent them. If anyone can please help me out, I would appreciate it. I desperately need a place to live that is clean..I hope that I have explained myself clearly enough. It’s hard to, when you are confused and in shock about what has transpired in a 3 months period. If you have any questions, I can be reached at ( 602 ) 435-9216. If you can make even a small gift, my PayPal account is bellnyurka@yahoo.com..Thank you. Nyurka Bell
  • Rhonda Smith
    commented 2018-06-13 22:28:02 -0500
    Hi I’m having a hard time right now. I’m on dialysis and homeless. Well couch jumping I guess. Our car broke down. My son lost his job because of this. So we lost our home. I draw 800 a month disability and were paying that to people to stay with them and buy our own food. If someone could help me with deposits on a place and on the utilities. Maybe we could get a place and then get another car so my son can get another job. And I can get to dialysis. I really need some help please. My email is rdsmitty0616@gmail.com thanks for reading
  • Sharon Wargo
    commented 2018-06-02 14:56:24 -0500
    Hi I’m in a bad place right now and not use to asking for help . I always said if I need it I will get it and if i can’t get it I don’t need it. But here I am asking . I support 3 people and 4 dogs and 2 cats all rescued . Can’t say no to a animal that’s hungry and homeless . I am disabled and only get 725.00 a month and now my 1980 trailer needs a roof and septic . Can anyone out there tell me how to fix this cheap but good? Please tell me how . Thank you and GOD Bless You tja5311@yahoo.com
  • Sharon Wargo
    commented 2018-06-02 14:39:45 -0500
    I want to thank the person who gave my 9 year old grandson a bicycle after he crashed his and broke 4 of his front teeth out . You made him very happy. Thank you for the kindness that’s still out there. You give us hope to believe that people still care about others. Bless you all GOD is sure with us

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