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Pay It Forward May

HOW CAN WE PAY IT FORWARD THIS MAY while in Isolation?

The Winkler Community Foundation and the Morden Area Foundation invite you to participate in our Pay It Forward campaign during the month of May to help uplift and encourage our communities during these challenging circumstances of COVID-19.

The Vision

To shine light on the amazing acts of kindness and generosity that is currently happening in our communities. We encourage you to help share these stories that you see in our community, in hopes that it will bring joy and encouragement to others.

How To Get Involved

Kindness is contagious, which is what our communities need at this moment. Please share the random acts of kindness that you see with us on Facebook, Instagram, or email us at admin@winklercommunityfoundation.com. Remember to use the hashtag #pifmay and tag the Winkler Community Foundation and Morden Area Foundation!

How kindness is shared may look different during this pandemic, however, sharing kindness is more important than ever. Together, let’s pay it forward with kindness this May and brighten someone’s day!

Kindness is contagious

 

The message is simple: Do something nice for someone and ask nothing in return other than they do something nice for someone else.

Part of the beauty of this initiative is that it doesn’t have to cost a cent.

 

Click here for Business – Pay it Forward Ideas

Click here for Students – Pay It Forward Ideas

 

Printable material to help with the campaign (please contact the Foundation office for these)

♦ Digital PIFM POSTER

♦ Digital PIFM Letter

♦ Digital PIF Stickers

Even small acts, such as paying for the person coffee in the drive through in the car behind you when you pay for your own, counts. If it makes the world a friendlier place, you succeeded!

Pay it forward logo 2015

WCF Board members & families Paying it Forward through Gardening for Central Station

Paying it Forward through gardening for Central Station

To learn more: Pay it forward May 

Research shows: * Kindness is contagious. * Kindness increases group cohesion and employee engagement.  * It’s a great team-building opportunity. * A great way to thank clients. * It teaches kids to appreciate those around them. * It involves and empowers everyone. * It builds community and helps keep Winkler a great place to live.

 

Need some ideas on how to PAY IT FORWARD:

  1. Visit a grandparent or older person you know in a nursing home.
  2. Donate some food to your local food bank.
  3. Tidy up a public space by picking up any garbage you see.
  4. Make a donation to the Winkler Community Foundation so we can invest it into our Community Fund and pay-it-forward to the community year after year.

For more ideas check out 101 ways to Pay it Forward.

 

PIF graphic 2015

Going out and giving 5 Minute massages to people on the worksite

Serving coffee break at Gateway for participants and staff

Serving coffee break at Gateway

Student Pay it Forward Ideas

 

Collecting and donating food to the local food cupboard

 

Serving community lunch at Central Station

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying sunshine, fresh air and visit with seniors.

 

 

Thank-you to our 2019 Sponsors: