In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pay It Forward.”Tell us about a time when you responded to an act of kindness with one of your own.
Not being as needy as some who live on the streets, I still needed financial help at times and I often went to the food bank . At christmas time it was especially nice to receive wrapped gifts and a turkey. Once I actually got a phone call from St. Vincent de Paul asking me what I wanted or needed. Nobody had ever done that for me. I thought about it and I asked for a crock pot. I still have it today and I use it quite a lot.
Anyway I wanted to do something nice in return for all the help I got. So I made out cards for everyone in our building and asked them if they would like a food hamper for Christmas. They needed to reply asap with their name and #apt . I got a lot of response as you can imagine. I don’t think the staff of St. Vincent de Paul were expecting the high numbers but they delivered big time. Everyone who responded got a hamper for Christmas delivered right to their door. It was marvelous to be a part of that and to know that I’d help make many people happy that year. I got a lot of comments about where they can call to get it next year just in case I wasn’t around. Well I’d have to say there is help for those who want it and it’s really up to the individual to get the help that is available because societies like St. Vincent de Paul don’t advertise. They are sorta like a diamond in the rough.