Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward! The phrase brings up a lot of thoughts. We think about the person who picks up the tab for the vehicle behind them at the drive thru at McDonald's or buys a coffee for the next person in line at Starbucks, but what does it really mean to Pay It Forward?
One of the annual events which take place in Bismarck is the Kingdom Business Fellowship. Like most everything else this year, the conference has had to be rescheduled. So when they had planned to do a one million dollar clothing giveaway in conjunction with the conference, a new plan had to be found.
Let me back up a bit. Last year's Kingdom Business Conference found themselves in a position to donate around $15,000 to a charitable organization in South Africa, they Paid It Forward. A business person who had attended the conference online and was so impressed with the act of goodwill, that they decided to Pay It Forward.
The individual arranged delivery of a clothing donation worth ONE MILLION DOLLARS to the Kingdom Business Conference, for distribution to our local area. The plan was to distribute the clothes at the conference this Spring, but now for the new plan.
Kingdom Business first rhad to find a location and that's where Kirkwood Mall Paid It Forward buy opening up the old Herberger's location and a new plan started coming together. Next they teamed up with Adopt A Block for a food distribution at the same time.
The outcome: "The One Million Dollar Clothing Giveaway & Adopt A Block Food Distribution" taking place Thursday June 18 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the North Herberger's entrance at Kirkwood Mall. For more information, CLICK HERE!
See what happens when you Pay It Forward!