The Pay It Forward Challenge
"I'm glad that I moved back home to take care of her," Ida says. "It hasn't worked out just as I wanted it to, but sometimes things don't, but that's okay. We are identical twins and I miss her so much in this house."
Barbara spends the remainder of her money on a picnic for residents of MacDougall Terrance, a public housing complex. The picnic is a joint project with fellow Pay It Forward challenger Melodie Richardson . They cook all morning and have a big celebration for the residents who enjoy a beautiful fall day outside together with their community. Barbara knows the picnic is appreciated. One little boy tells her he has not eaten all day. "My prayer is that is not the norm for him, but in reality, that is how it is for that little boy most of his day," Barbara says. "I know we made a difference. We hope to make it a yearly event."