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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  • 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.
  • Jme Ellis
    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
  • Michael Eyinda
    commented 2018-05-01 13:53:55 -0500
    Being originally from Africa, these type of programs go a lot further than one could ever imagine. That doesn’t mean it has to be some grand ordeal, but just know that everything helps and no kind acts go unnoticed.

    frommetoyouband.com
  • Jared Pickett
    commented 2018-05-01 13:29:46 -0500
    Until you spend some time outside of your normal situation, it’s hard to see what really is going on. I’d be happy to help volunteer, and my company may also be willing to donate.

    http://www.frommetoyouband.com
  • Andrew Fauth
    commented 2018-04-30 18:05:42 -0500
    I’m new to the Corvallis OR area and I was wondering if anyone has a weeder. a blower, I get from them. I am on SSDI, and I can’t make it on my income. I’m needing to try to start up my old lawn business I used to have. Thanks, Andy Fauth (541)250-2733
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    followed this page 2018-04-23 16:25:23 -0500
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    followed this page 2018-04-15 00:12:31 -0500
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    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-09 19:00:13 -0500
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