The Pay It Forward Challenge
To say thanks to Donna for all her hard work, Lori organizes a surprise community baby shower. Using her $1,000, Lori buys a crib, a playpen, a changing table, two high chairs, two car seats, clothes and several other necessities. Some local stores also get in on the giving—Dillard's and another store donate items, and Kmart offers Lori discounts. Friends and members of the community give her gifts, too!
"Donna was extremely surprised with what I had done for her," Lori says. "And Dennis, her husband … told his sister-in-law that he was blown off of his feet!"
Lori says the community rallied around her in this challenge. "I think it will continue in our community for people to pass it on … and to do good for other people," she says.