“Pay It Forward Day” 2023

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“Pay It Forward Day” 2023

May 22, 2023

 

“Pay It Forward Day” is a worldwide celebration of kindness that takes place on April 28th. This day exists to encourage people to stand for kindness out of the goodness of their hearts. There are over 80 countries participating in Pay it Forward Day with over 100 state and city proclamations.

Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. Of course, the hope is that people pay kindness forward every day and make each day that little bit brighter. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can literally change the world for the better. This year’s international Pay it Forward Day aimed to inspire over 10 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that will make!

Abound Communities encouraged our four villages to be part of this day.

Leith Park, Braeside Park and Rushall Park
Items were distributed to various locations of Brotherhood of St Laurence (not for profit organisation focused on alleviating poverty), including the hubs located in Eltham, Pakenham, Fitzroy and Noble Park. Most of the Rushall Park items were donated to Cohealth (Cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation which provides essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs).

Currie Park
Many of the Currie Park items were donated to Euroa Health via The Bowerbird Op Shop (Euroa Health delivers individualised, high-quality care that meets the diverse needs of the community across all ages and stages of life). The Bowerbird Op Shop located in the heart of the main street and has been raising significant funds for Euroa Health since opening in September 2009.

There was something for mums and children too!
Items that were usable for infants and children were donated to the St Kilda Mums who rehome essentials to give kids the best start in life.

Just like Abound Communities, the above organisations share the same values of Care, Diversity, Community, Respect and Sustainability.

We are truly appreciative of our residents, staff and volunteers who donated usable goods to go to these charities. Thank you to everyone who gave these items a second life. The individuals who received them will be thankful and we truly appreciate your kindness.

“You have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

 

Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day in her work at Liscombe House.

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