PIF Ideas


Paying It Forward isn’t difficult or complicated. And it doesn’t have to cost a thing. Here are a few simple ways you can Pay It Forward. Help inspire others by adding your own ideas here. Then check back often to watch this list grow!

  1. Donate the proceeds of your garage sale to charity
  2. Pay the restaurant tab of the table next to you
  3. Smile at every person you meet today
  4. Offer to do the shopping for someone who is homebound
  5. Open the door for someone
  6. Babysit for friends who have kids
  7. Leave a copy of a great book you’ve read in a café for someone else to read
  8. Donate old books to a veteran’s home or nursing home
  9. Buy books for a day care or school
  10. Give blood
  11. Give up your seat on a crowded bus
  12. Give someone the benefit of the doubt