Pay-It-Forward Ideas

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Here are 12 Great Ideas to Start!

1. Pay a strangers toll
2. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
3. Adopt a pet
4. Help a military family
5. Join an after-school program
6. Teach someone to read
7. Visit a nursing home
8. Coach a youth team
9. Organize an …

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29 More Ideas!

Make a card at home and send it to a friend for no reason.
Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
Cut your neighbor’s lawn.
Walk your friend’s dog.
Give a compliment about your waiter/waitress to his/her manager.
Send someone …

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Forgiveness

Forgive some one who might have wronged you in the past.  Go out of your way to do them a favor.
 

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Ideas of College Students

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer at a shelter for battered women
Help an elderly person with a daily chore
Wash someones car
Watch someones pet
Donate to a after school program
Tutor younger students
Open the door for someone
Lend a student …

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Something I’ve Always Done

When approached by a person on the street asking for money to buy food, I politely refuse, go into the nearest deli, buy a sandwich and coffee and go back and help.

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Help a Neighbor

Sometimes just helping a neighbor with their shopping bags or holding an umbrella while a mom puts her baby in a carriage are the small things that help make a difference. But there are so …

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A Few Ideas to Pay It Forward

Pay for the person’s order behind you in the drive through line.
Make eye contact with the person who rings up your groceries and really look at them when you say, “Have a really great evening. …

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I Always Try to do This

I always hold a door for someone coming in or going out of a public place.  It takes so little time to be kind.  Also be aware that a mother pushing a stroller has difficulty …

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Donate to your Local Library

If you have old CDs, videos, DVDs or books, consider donating them to your local library.
 
 

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3 Simple Gifts

The Gift of Listening…
But you must REALLY listen.  No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planing your response, just listening.
 
The Gift of Affection…
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds.  Let these small …

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