What is Pay It Forward?
Pay It Forward is an action of one individual helping another person without wanting or expecting anything back. Pay It Forward is also a movie where a boy first introduce the idea of Pay It Forward, One person helps 3 people without wanting anything back, the 3 people each help 3 others and so on. This movie shows how person can make a difference and how the idea of Pay It Forward can multiply 1 to 3 to 9 and maybe even t
he whole world.
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness.
My group Lizelle, Olivia, and I thought of many ways to Pay It Forward to different people. Our idea was to bake cookies or/and give out small toys like teddy bears, read a book, and also explain to them the idea of Pay It Forward to children in the hospitals either staying in the hospital through Christmas or their for a small period of time. But one of the workers in the hospital told us that we need special permission to do this activity with the children, and that we had to wait until M
onday or Tuesday for us to have the permission. So Instead we decided to donate food to the Christmas Cheer Board for people who are not fortunate enough to have a good meal on Christmas Day.
Why did you choose this activity?
We choose both of these activity so we can bring joy to people on Christmas Day,even though our first idea was not successful the last went very well.
Who did you help?
In our idea of paying it forward we helped the Christmas cheer board on giving people food to eat on Christmas day.
What did you do?
We donated $20 each for us to buy the food and be able to give it to the Christmas Cheer board.
We bought none perishable foods in Dollarama and some that where found in my house. We brought the food on Sunday to the Christmas cheer board, and gave it to one of the workers who thanked us an also gave us a paper (the one on the video) that said thank you!.
When did you do you act of kindness?
We bought the food on December 18, 2010 and brought it to the Christmas Cheer board on December 19, 2010
How did your act of kindness go?
Our activity was successfully and hopefully brought joy to the people that will be receiving food on Christmas Day.
After giving them the foods a lady thanked us with a smile on her face and gave us a paper that said thank you.
How did you feel?
I felt a warm feeling and happiness knowing i helped give a family food to eat that they cannot afford
How did the person or people react?
The lady that thanked us had a smile on her face when she received the bag of foods
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
No we did not. We told the lady that we had a project called Pay It Forward and we explained the activity to her. She is a person that works to help sort the foods and box them, so I think she already paid it forward to many families.
How did they react to your request?
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
This Idea is very important because it is helping many people and maybe one day the help or kindness will come back to you.
Has your act of kindness made a difference?
Yes I think the activity we choose have made a difference because it gave families food for them to eat and enjoy! <3
Food we bought.
Olivia and Lizelle handing the bag of food to the lady.
The Thank You! paper.
The three of us shopping for food.