Saturday, January 4, 2014

Patrick's Pay It Forward

  Part 1.
What is Pay It Forward?
  Pay it forward is when you do one small and simple act of kindness to people and that act of kindness may touch on someone's feelings and do the same thing to other people. This is called a ripple effect, meaning they pass on that act of kindness to other people and it keeps going and going and going. That is what Pay it forward means to me.

Part 2.
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
  Our Pay it forward act was to bake a Filipino desert called puto and sell it to people. We told them we were raising money for our project called 'Pay It Forward'. The money that was raised from selling the desert was donated to Winnipeg Harvest, so they can pass on the act of kindness as well to the people that are in need.

Why did you choose this activity? 
  We chose to do this act because we tend to grab everyone's attention about the idea when we told them about the project and sold the desert.

Who did you help?
  We helped Winnipeg Harvest by giving more money for them to use to give to the homeless, especially to the ones in need. Especially to the people who needed more food and medicine especially in this cold weather we are having.

What did you do?
  What we did was we baked the desert but I sold the desert to people in the units of my apartment. I told them about the pay it forward project and they seemed like they were satisfied about the project that they did buy the desert. The money earned from selling the desert was then donated to Winnipeg Harvest for them to buy more food for the homeless and  for the people in need.

When did you do you act of kindness?
  Our group started baking the desert last December 27, 2013. I sold the desert the day after December 28, 2013. We donated the money this January 2nd, 2013.

Part 3.
How did your act of kindness go?  
  I think the act of kindness went well because everything we had planned worked good on terms of baking, selling, and donating. Everything was executed perfectly right from the beginning of our project.

What Happened?
  What happened after donating the money was they gave us a receipt meaning that we successfully donated the money.

How did you feel?  
  I felt like all the hard work that was occurred when doing this project was all worth it at the end. I felt like we made just one simple change that's a start from changing the community.

How did the person or people react?
  The person who took the donation and her assistant reacted in a positive way. They were really grateful on how we donated the money to them. They said they were really thankful to accept the donation we had for them, it was like we made their day happy because you don't see 4 boys walk in Winnipeg Harvest just before they close give a donation and ask to Pay It Forward.

Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
  Yes, me and my group did ask the person to Pay It Forward.

How did they react to your request?
  They said  they were glad to Pay It Forward to others as well. Also, to pass on the good act of kindness to others as well.
Part 4.
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?    The idea of Pay It Forward is important because it's a simple act of kindness that can be passed on to more people then it starts becoming a change because everyone does good things and it all started with a kid or a group of kids doing 1 simple kind act to change the world.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?
  I don't see the change happening now but as the time passes there will be a little change like maybe what if Winnipeg Harvest falls short and that $84 that I earned from doing Pay It Forward saved them from going complete bankrupt... Just maybe that change will happen, it doesn't happen right away but as time passes i'm sure it will happen.

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