Jennifer Clennon's passion is animals, so when she receives the Pay it Forward Challenge windfall, she knows what her first project will be. She gives $500 to Adopt-A-Pet, an animal rescue organization in Moorhead, Minnesota.
She gives her remaining $500 to Chick, a remarkable woman who makes and sells cookbooks to fund a scholarship for student nurses. Chick—who is paralyzed from the neck down—writes her cookbooks on a computer, working the keyboard with her left cheek. Despite her limitations, Chick also sponsors an annual Christmas party to raise money for a women's shelter.
Chick's mother wants to use the money to buy a new coat for Chick and groceries for the family and the women's shelter. 'It'd be nice to have a nice dinner for Thanksgiving this year," she says.
"I could never imagine having $1,000 to give away or even $100," Jennifer says. "I felt so content and peaceful after I gave."