Wednesday, April 28, is Pay It Forward Day, and this global initiative exists to make a difference by creating an enormous ripple of kindness that can be experienced across the world.
“Pay It Forward Day is a brilliant concept by Catherine Ryan Hyde from her book of the same title,” said founder Blake Beattie. “Some people were originally quite sceptical of the whole idea – they said that it was good in theory, but not in practice. 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 everyday life. April 28 is a time when each of us can get to experience the ‘power of giving’.”
Blake’s beyond excited to now have more than 80 countries participating in Pay It Forward Day with more than 100 state and city proclamations. His hope is that people pay kindness forward every day and make each day that little bit brighter – not just on April 28. The concept is that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can literally change the world for the better – and every year on April 28, Pay It Forward Day sets out to prove it.
You can shout someone a cup of coffee, help out someone in need, give blood, donate to a cause, or perhaps purchase a few umbrellas and give them to those who don’t have one and are getting rained on. The possibilities are endless, so why not get creative?