We received a note from Patricia Munroe of Saskatoon about a very creative project her and her staff have come up with. They have decided to use Chase’s Pay It Forward cards to make a difference within their own city and community. This is what the spirit of Pay It Forward is all about . . . making a difference in the lives of others.
I manage the HomeSense store in Saskatoon. We have a basket in our staff lunch room where we collect personal toiletry items throughout the year. Anytime I or one of my staff travel somewhere we save the ones from the hotel rooms and add to the collection basket. We also collect items we cannot sell in the store but are still useful to others. We have decided that we are going to package some of these items into individual packages and include one of Chase’s Pay It Forward Cards with each one on a monthly basis and donate them to the women’s shelter here in Saskatoon. We are also going to attach extra pay it forward cards for the shelter to hand out to women.
What Patricia and her staff at HomeSense have chosen to do is something that any business or place of work could easily take on. Thank you so much for sharing your story Patricia! On your behalf we would like to issue this challenge to all other businesses across this country – What will you do to Pay It Forward in order to make a difference in your own communities? Chase made a difference . . . what will you do today?