Tanya Adams and her daughters, Britney and Christy, decided to use their Pay It Forward Challenge money to help a local family in need. Tanya heard about a woman who had taken custody of her six grandchildren, ages 7–14, and was raising them on her own. With bills piling up and plumbing problems in their home, Tanya knew the family could use their help. "I'd love to give her the money and make her day," said Tanya. "So that's our challenge."
Tanya, Britney and Christy surprised the family with dinner, but that wasn't all! The even bigger surprise was the $1,000 gift card for the family to use any way that they needed. The grandmother was overwhelmed. "There's just not enough words in the English language to even explain what it means to us, because of all the love and the kindness that's been shown to us," she said.
The grandchildren had a message of their own—"Thank you, Oprah!"