A most remarkable Pay It Forward campaign has taken a hold on Bundoran with kind deeds popping up all over the place! The young people at the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project came up with the idea and the Pay It Forward card is being circulated at high speed around the town! There are reports of elderly neighbours living alone being invited to Christmas dinner. Locals are providing car transport to sick people for their hospital appointments. Other individuals are actively reporting fallen trees in the locality to ensure that there are no accidents.
Inclement weather did not stop young people and their families and friends from coming out to pick up their Pay It Forward cards on Wednesday the 18th December at the Hollyrood Hotel, Bundoran. It was great to see young people taking the initiative to spread good will in their community!
Killian O’Kelly (recent winner of national Volunteer of the Year 2013 in the Youth and Children category) spoke at the launch about the importance of giving back and to enjoy being actively involved in the community.
Caroline Cooke, Foroige project worker says: “The idea is that if someone does something kind for you, you pass on the kindness to someone new and the cycle continues. The Pay It Forward cards were picked up by lots of people and we asked everyone who collected a card to do a good deed for somebody, no matter how big or small the gesture. Once you have done your good deed, you pass on the card and the good gestures continue. Many will benefit!”