About the Day
There is tremendous power and positive energy in giving – it is a shame that not enough people have experienced it to the fullest. Pay It Forward Day is about all people, from all walks of life giving to someone else and making a positive difference. At last count there were more than 5 million people in 78 countries around the world participating on the day.
So why Pay it Forward?
- To encourage all of us to embrace the incredible power of giving.
- To show each other that we care and that there is love, hope and magic all around us.
- To know that we may be only one person in this world, but to one person, at one time, we are the world.
Make a difference and experience the true power of giving. Thank you for your support.
Together we can change the world – one good deed at a time!
A message from Catherine Ryan Hyde (Author of Pay it Forward)
Pay it Forward Day is a brilliant initiative. It embodies the power of giving which is the cornerstone of my book. It is amazing the difference a simple idea can have in changing the world – one good deed at a time. I hope everyone can join with Blake on the last Thursday in April and Pay it Forward.
Catherine Ryan Hyde – Author of Pay it Forward and 10 other novels, including the newly released “Chasing Windmills.”
A message from Blake Beattie (Pay It Forward Day Founder)
‘Pay it Forward Day’ is a brilliant concept by Catherine Ryan Hyde from her book of the same title. Some people were originally quite sceptical of the whole idea: they said that it was good in theory, but not in practise. I challenged this point of view believing that people are genuinely giving by nature, but many get caught up in the hustle and bustle of every day life. Pay it Forward Day is a time when each of us can get to experience the ‘Power of Giving’ and a massive, positive ripple effect continues as Pay it Forward cards travel around with each good deed that is completed.
So why just make it one day? Shouldn’t we be Paying it Forward every day?
Absolutely. We should be looking for ways to help others every day. ‘Pay it Forward Day’ is a time when we all can remind ourselves of the power of giving and in the process we make this world that little bit brighter.
“From what we get we make a living – from what we give, we make a life.”
Thanks so much to all our wonderful supporters around the globe because none of this would happen if it wasn’t for their kindness and generosity. Thanks must go, in particular, to Juuce Interactive for their kind, heartfelt support of this initiative. They have spent countless hours developing this website free of charge. Their work is exceptional.
I’d also like to thank the following people, who have worked tirelessly to make Pay it Forward Day possible: Donovan Nichols; Darlene Doskoch; Darleen Santore; Sandra Wells; Kathryn Orford, Caroline Vincent, Debbie Micola; Ricochet, Vicki Lea and Judy Fridano. These difference makers continue to inspire me every day.
Thanks so much for your support. Of course, you don’t need to wait for Pay it Forward Day to make a difference – you can start today. May you continue to shine your light on the world and make it that little bit brighter by your heartfelt good deeds.
Founder of International Pay it Forward Day
International speaker, author and management consultant