Pay it forward is an idea that a young boy named Trevor thought of. It was a school project, where you help 3 people, but expect nothing in return. Instead, they help 3 other people, and so on. It's like a tree. If each person helped 3 other people, the number will increase.
My group (Diorella, Julibella, Angel, and Marilen) and I paid it forward by buying toys and donating them to the Children's hospital. Also, we're giving out candy canes, attached with a card that says, "You've been hit by a random act of kindness. Pay it forward!" to people at Polo Park. I chose this activity because we know how sad it is to stay at the hospital and not going out. The toys will give them happiness and joy. The whole event happened on December 18, 2010.
During our Pay it Forward event, we went to the Children's Hospital to drop off the toys. We gave the bag of toys to the nurse and took a picture with her. I felt great because I did something to help the children who don't normally go out. At least the toys will them joy and entertainment. The nurse was very thankful because they now have a new set of toys. We did not ask her to pay it forward because we left a card in the toy bag that said, "Pay it forward!".
At Polo Park, Diorella and I were dressed up as an elf and Santa Claus. As we were ready to hand out the candy canes, the security told us we needed permission, otherwise we were not allowed. Though we were upset that our plan did not go out as what we expected, we figured out another way to "pay it forward"! At the parking lot of Polo Park, we placed the cards on people's windshields. Our group was really cold outside, but our hearts were warmth by the difference we made to help others.
The idea of Pay it Forward is important because it helps a lot of people, with the start of one person. Also, it isn't a hard concept to do because you're only helping 3 people, and the ones you helped do the same to 3 others. It makes people realize that one little thing can grow into one of the largest ideas in the world.
I do hope that my act of kindness made a difference because that will really feel amazing knowing I've helped someone.