Downtown in Franklin, TN musicians playing on the street. Dropped the $100 bill into their guitar case
Donated to a local singer in downtown Franklin, TN
Couple from church adopting a baby from Florida -> starting over from nothing. Spent money on stroller, pack and play, games, and 2 month supply of diapers
Panera worker overwhelmed -> $20 tip. Was shocked why he was doing it and intrigued in the business
During the height of COVID-19 and labor shortages, one of our employees donated to a Panera Bread worker. They were shocked why they received a tip, but were so appreciative from the donation
Tipped mover after his car got broken down and he couldn't get it out of the shop. The $100 that was given was what he needed to get his car out of the shop. He said afterwards, "For my next paycheck, I'm going to pay it forward to someone else. It may only be a small amount, but I'm going to do something to make a difference."
Hired someone to aid with an upcoming move, and they shared in conversation that their car was broken down in the shop but they couldn't afford to get it out of the shop. The Pay It Forward was nearly exactly what they needed to get their car out of the shop. They said after receiving it that, "For my next paycheck, I'm going to pay it forward to someone else. It may only be a small amount, but l'm going to do something to make a difference."
Niece is JCPS teacher specializing in traumatic situations and reading. Non-profit was started - I Would Rather be Reading - providing access to literacy and social/emotional learning to children who have a background on trauma. After school programs around JCPS. Received Pay It Forward and matched it to donate 20 $5 gift cards to Kroger and purchased gift baskets for the kids
One of our team member's nieces created a non-profit for the JCPS school system - I Would Rather Be Reading. With their Pay It Forward, they provided 20 $5 gift cards to Kroger and purchased gift baskets as an incentive for the children to attend school and read afterschool
The week before Christmas went to dinner- gave waitress a $50 tip. She said it was her last day and was moving, needed to make extra money for her move
Dreams with Wings (our client) sent a letter telling how the donation was distributed and the lessons that were able to be provided
Horse barn that burned down in Prospect, KY. Barn where Jody bordered her horses for 20 years. Donated the Pay It Forward to them
Was at a Goodwill -> left a $100 at the counter and told them to utilize it to pay for everyone until it ran out
Gave half to St. Jude and SarahHomeless.org
Went to a benefit for Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Friend who has a young son who is blind. VIP helps kids who need additional services as they go through school. Donated to their organization
Family friend who was struggling to make payments on their mortgage
CSI - Rescue people who are enslaved, specifically in Sedan. Work with underground group of Arab cattlemen. Go into cattle camps to identify the people. Organization helps to return them to their families and villages. Provide them housing and support.
Worker in construction that couldn't afford proper equipment. Donated the Pay It Forward and purchased equipment and work supplies for him.
Noticed a construction worker that didn't have proper equipment or uniform. One of our team members utilized the Pay It Forward to purchase equipment and uniforms for him.
Gave to I Would Rather be Reading nonprofit
Harbor House (client) during Give Back for Good Louisville 2022, online giving day
Lisa Long - anonymous server donation
Jordan - Home of the Innocents
Patrick - tip to Amazon delivery person at Christmas
S150 tip on a $50 tab out to dinner at Red Robin, short-staffed waitress
$200 pay it forward - used ½ to contribute to Alleycat Advocates: captures feral cats, snips them and lets them back out
$75 to Lidia House, local organization for battered women that gets small one-bedroom apartments. It goes towards diapers, food to help women get back on their feet $75 to a classmate's father that is terminal with cancer to spend time with his family before he passes
$100 Lesley & Rhyan Prather Foundation: Live & Be
Neighboring county soup kitchen
Left an anonymous tip on a $25 tab for server
Fern Creek Ministries (?) wishlist - fulfilled some stuff off the list
Tipped some guys who loaded truck with mulch $20 each
Louisville Animal Shelter - was unable to donate a few years ago when donated husky, was able to go back now and donate pay it forward
Typically matches Pay It Forward donation: Gave to a local food bank in hometown, Our Daily Bread, for the homeless then paid for a dad and four small children's groceries in Dollar General