Participate in Coca-Cola’s Pay It Forward Campaign

Yesterday, I shared how somebody unexpectedly decided to pay it forward to me while I was contemplating paying it forward to someone else. It was an awesome experience! Now, here’s an opportunity for you to Pay It Forward BIG TIME through the Coca Cola Pay It Forward campaign! Secondly, learn how you can win a $100 AMEX card to help you directly Pay It Forward, like I did at Starbucks, with your family!

Coca-Cola is Paying It Forward

This winter marks the second annual Coca-Cola Pay It Forward campaign that encourages communities to support aspiring young people achieve their dreams! Four lucky nominees will be rewarded with the unique and exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship experience with one of the country’s most respected celebrity history makers:

  1. Business mogul Magic Johnson
  2. Chairman and CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee
  3. Hip hop artist and philanthropist, Common

Nominating a young person to receive a unique and exciting apprenticeship experiences is like no other!

How and Who to Nominate Coca Cola Pay It Forward

Parents, relatives, friends and mentors can nominate aspiring youth between the ages of 16-21, now through March 2nd . You can nominate up to five young people (the young person can also nominate himself/herself) and be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 sweepstakes with each nomination!

You Turn for Your Story

Now, I want to encourage each of you to Pay It Forward by nominating a young person in your life! How AWESOME will that person feel to know you nominated then, and imagine if they are one of the winners!? Secondly, find time to do a kind gesture to a stranger or an unexpecting friend. It might be something special for your child’s teacher or soccer coach. Go out of your way and help an deserving individual for no specific reason. To support you in your Pay It Forward activities I will give one lucky reader a $100 AMEX gift card! You can use that gift card as you wish. Maybe you’ll buy a stranger a coffee or the doctor’s office lunch or give the whole card to a person in need. The decision is yours. I do encourage you to get your kids involved. It is a perfect opportunity for them to experience kindness and thoughtfulness. Giveaway entry at the end of post!

Start Paying It Forward Now

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The prize was provided by Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.

Comments

  1. Mary Happymommy says

    I like to give to random strangers. On Sunday I was at the Redbox machine and I had a free code, which I gave to the person behind me. I also hand out free coupons to people in grocery stores. They always look so surprised. I don’t drink coffee but my husband does, and he will often pay for the coffee of the next person in line behind him.

  2. Carolsue says

    I collect soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. from hotel visits and similar items from samples I have sent for and take them to the local women’s shelter.

  3. Wild Orchid says

    I will donate my sons baby items to a new mother in need.
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  4. Louis says

    we are donating toys and clothes to the salvation army
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  5. Kookie Kookster says

    I will be buying my god sister & god brothers that live in the Dominican Republic some clothes for school!

  6. Carolyn says

    I make a habit of paying it forward buy purchasing little things like the Sunday paper for the next person who comes in to buy one after me. A small way to make someone’s day a little better.

  7. ky2here says

    Simple. We live in a low income area so it’s common to see people without enough money at the grocery. The next few times I see someone who has to put an item back because they don’t have the cash, I’ll step forward and offer to pay.

  8. April V. says

    I helped put together our company’s group for volunteering and helping out the community – giving our employees a central place to go if they want to help out in the community.

  9. Taryn T. says

    I recently had a serious medicalcondition, and people brought me home made meals. So helpful! So I will pay it forward by doing the same!

  10. Margaret Smith says

    Our church in the spring does a “baby shower”, where you donate new items or diapers for babies and they are given out to people in the community who are having financial difficulties. I would purchase items and donate them to the baby shower.

  11. Judy Estrin says

    Donations to the local food bank, volunteer for charities and love to pay grocery bills for senior citizens who are on limited incomes.

  12. Jacob says

    I do local theater and improv and we do free shows where we raise money and awareness for various causes. It’s fun and for a good purpose

  13. Don D says

    Just being polite to everyone…but I really like the idea someone had of paying for the person behind you in a drive thru.

  14. Stephanie V. says

    donate time to our school which doesn’t have enough money to pay sufficient staff and donate toys, money to our local charities

  15. mickeyfan says

    I am going to be joining an organization that is very philanthropic in nature. Have been out of the “volunteering” game for a while, look forward to getting back in.

  16. Tammy S says

    We donate to our local food bank about every other month. We try to use coupons to buy super deals and then donate them.

  17. Samii Meyer says

    Every semester of school I donate tons of canned goods to the local ALC – they then give them to the food shelves, and the kids feel like they helped out for a good cause also!

  18. Jill Myrick says

    We have a single mom who lives on our street and recently lost her job that we have been assisting with food, clothing, lights etc.
    We do what we can to make it easier for her while she is looking for work.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  19. Lisa Fonseca says

    I am going to be giving tons of stuff away on Craigslist/Freecycle as I have received many items from kind people in my time of need.

  20. Diana C says

    I love to volunteer. Now that I’ve moved to a new city, I need to find opportunities to volunteer here.

    I’m used to volunteering my counseling services, but look for other opportunities, too. Volunteer Match is a great site to do that.

    Diana C

  21. Stacey B says

    I pay it forward by donating canned goods, and items we no longer use around the house to the local women’s shelter

  22. Crystal F says

    I would pay for the bill for the person behind me at the drive thru. I’ve done it before and it felt really good. thank you!

  23. Lean S says

    This is a wonderful idea, and I thank you for your generous giveaway. My idea for paying it forward is to use the card to buy interesting books for the students I tutor which will increase their interest in the subject of mathematics. I think many students are intimidated by, or simply uninterested in mathematics, and I want to show students that it is indeed a fascinating subject.

  24. Mary DeBorde says

    Starting last year, we put in an organic garden and donated all the excess to various people, and thru a local food bank. THIS upcoming year, weather permitting lol, we plan on doing a larger plot and donating even more. In fact, I sincerely want to be able to open a small FREE stand where all the excess can be put out for anyone who wants some. I love gardening, and giving away the *fruits* of my labor.

  25. mary gardner says

    buying diapers for our neighbors with little ones who are having a hard time lately

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  26. Jamie Brigham says

    I give away all my clothing that I no longer wear, I gave away all of my sons clothing and boy items to a woman in need and I also sponsor a family every year at Christmas time.

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