Pay it Forward 9/11

For the 17th annual Pay it Forward 9/11, we're excited to share that this movement is spreading across the world! Thanks to the producers of Come From Away musical, Pay it Forward 9/11 actions will occur across the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

However, we've hit a financial hurdle which may impact the future of this beloved tradition. A personal debtor declared bankruptcy and ceased payments which were used to sustain this initiative. We need your help with funding to help with overall campaign management, purchasing supplies like Smile cards and wristbands, website and social media maintenance, space rental and online promotion to recruit more participants.

In 2018, we assembled two groups of 10 strangers  in New York City for a #CompassionateConvos session.  It was a great success, culminating in spontaneous random acts of kindness and a lot of active listening. Watch the video summary here:

We need more compassionate action every day, not just on a day of service. With your donation, we will continue promoting this movement across the world throughout the year.  

Learn more about Pay it Forward 9/11, including tips for participation at

Thank you for your support. You're helping spread a ripple effect of kindness and compassion which began on a tragic day in 2001, when the compassionate people in Newfoundland and Labrador helped thousands of people from 90 countries stranded on their island. Learn more about this story at and

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