Here on this page, you will find our Pay it Forward Ideas from our monthly Editor's Letters that get archived. Here you will find other Pay it Forward videos, essays, articles, resources, and ideas that you, our readers submit to us. We invite each and everyone of you, our CRESCENCOh community members, to share your Pay it Forward ideas with us here by submitting them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to to view a very special Pay It Forward message from mixed-media artist, author, instructor, and CRESCENDOh Alumni Curator, Susan Tuttle.
Over the years, my husband and I have fed the homeless (see our story here:http://thedabblingmum.com/
There is just something truly magical about the act of paying it forward. And the best part is that it's an act that both blesses the giver and the receiver.
Take my most recent "pay it forward" act (see complete story here: http://www.alyiceedrich.
Unfortunately, the organization is based in Los Angeles, California and I am located in South Dakota. But upon perusing their website, I discovered that they are always in need of art supplies, so I dug through my stash and sent a box of goodies.
When I contacted the organization a few weeks later to make sure my stash arrived in one piece, and that they could use what I provided, I was told that they serve 300 or so children per event and are always in need of art supplies.
Currently, I am on my second box. Each time I open my supplies drawers, I think about those kids, and choose one object to put in the box. When the box fills up, I'll ship it off and start a new box, knowing that the supplies I set aside will go to great use, healing and saving lives.
I have designed and started to create something I call "Tuckaway Hearts." The idea cam to me as a dream of sorts and everywhere I go and everywhere I send them they are received so joyfully it makes my heart sing!
My hearts are small and handmade and are filled with love and good wishes. They are meant to be received and if possible, passed along to another friend or family member and so on ... or they can be kept and treasured. I send them to whomever I feel needs a hug or a bit of love on any given day. Sometimes, complete strangers get them. There is no better feeling than knowing that a small gesture just might make someone smile or feel validated!
Thank you for allowing me to share,
— Peggy Helfrich
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