Next week, January 12 marks the 14th anniversary for Sheltering Wings. Rather than mark the anniversary with a party or a fundraising event, we have decided that we want to find ways to give back to the community that has provided its support for 14 years. And, we need your help!
We have been the beneficiary of amazing generosity and kindness since we opened our doors. So we thought the best way to thank the community was to encourage people to do nice things for others.
Sheltering Wings is asking everyone to “Pay it Forward” next week, on January 12, by performing random acts of kindness for others. Even small acts like complimenting a stranger or holding the door open for someone can have a big impact. Other ideas for acts of kindness include paying for the person behind you at the drive-through, giving an unusually generous tip to a restaurant server, handing a coat or a meal to someone who’s homeless, greeting the mail carrier with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa — there are so many ways to share our blessings with others.
When you perform an act of kindness on January 12 include a copy of the Pay It Forward flyer (attached here). And talk about or put a picture of your act on social media and use the hashtag #SWPaysItForward. We think this is a great way to remind others that our world is full of kindness and generosity. We know, because we’ve been on the receiving end, and including the flyer with your act of kindness may encourage the recipient to do something special for someone else.