Pay It Forward

pay it forward

This week, the librarian at our school and I launched a Pay it Forward Program.  We are so excited about it.  The idea behind it is that every child starts their very own chain of kindness. Each child has been given a laminated card.  Each of these cards is numbered and has directions on how to spread kindness and watch it grow.

When a student does a Random Act of Kindness, we asked them to give the card to the recipient of the RAK.  That person is asked to email us telling us about the RAK.  We will add all of the emails to a website so that our students can watch their kindness spread. After emailing us, it is our hope that the recipient takes the card and does a RAK for another person, handing the card onto them.  Thus, continuing the chain of kindness as they pay it forward to someone else and so on and so on….  Each card has a registration number on it so that the original card holder can follow it as it travels.

It is our hope that this project encourages positive acts that bring brightness to others, with the hope they will pass it on.   We cannot wait to see how far the kindness will spread and for how long it will continue…

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5 thoughts on “Pay It Forward

  1. bizigal March 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Found the info! Thanks

    • clairesinclair March 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm Reply

      Great! If you need more, I’d love to share. It seems to be headed in the right direction!!

  2. mybulkmail March 27, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    Claire, can we access this website and see the emails? love love love it.

  3. […] think it is working!  The kindness initiative we started at school seems to be spreading!  We are receiving emails from people who are being […]

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