Pay it Forward: Random Acts of Kindness and Deliberate Acts of Kindness

Leah Kaiz Fellows - Lead Gypsy Goals and Inspiration


Hey folks did you get the invitation? It’s circulating around Facebook and it’s about Pay it Forward day.

If you haven’t seen the movie it will make you cry! And then it will make you think why don’t more people do this kind of thing on a daily basis. What a better world we’d live in.

I need your help paying it forward today.

Every year there is a Dream Home giveaway in Hampton Roads for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s Dream Home is being built by Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods. Besides just raffling off this beautiful home, there are 22 other prizes valued at $1000 that are also raffled off leading up to the big prize. Not only is this an amazing opportunity to do good, but it is also an amazing advertising opportunity for those 22 businesses. Right now they only have 12 local businesses signed up for the $1000 donation of services, merchandise, and gifts. They need 10 more by Monday, the deadline to get on all their printed materials. Here’s what you get as a business if you make a $1000 donation toward a raffle prize.

Your company will be recognized as an official prize sponsor of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway throughout the entire four-month campaign. During that period, your company will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Include sponsor on 250,000 direct mail pieces, event brochures and posters.
  • Promote prize sponsor as “official prize sponsor” in addition to the St. Jude Dream Home house.
  • Name mention on official St. Jude Dream Home website, www.dreamhome.org, throughout the duration of the campaign.
  • Name mention on Official Prize Sponsor sign in front of the St. Jude Dream Home house.
  • Opportunity to display promotional items at the open houses.
  • Name mention on placard inside home to be viewed during open houses by 5,000-7,000 visitors over an approximate 6 week period.
  • Name mention on Open House Booklet along with donated prize to be viewed during open houses by 5,000-7,000 visitors over an approximate 6 week period.
  • Invitation to campaign events such as the VIP Sneak Peek and post-campaign thank you party.
  • Opportunity for one-(1) representative from your company to appear on camera during the live WTKR NewsChannel 3 /St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on May 8, 2011.
  • Name mention in the credits at the conclusion of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway special.

This kind of advertising would cost you thousands of dollars on your own.

St. Jude was founded by Actor Danny Thomas in 1960. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the charity ranked highest in trust in the nation, according to public survey. Peter Decker founded the South Eastern Virginia Board in the 1980’s and the organization is honored to be a part of Danny Thomas’ Dream, “No Child Should Die, in the Dawn of Life.”


This is a great way to Pay it Forward today. I hope to hear from you if you’d like more details! Hit me up on my email leahATbluegypsyincDOTcom.