Sunday, February 2, 2014

What Would You Give? A Paying it Forward Initiative at Deer Park Town Center

This month, we are going to focus on some ways that you can help those around you and make the world a better place. With February being a month to celebrate love, this is the perfect time to discover and employ ways you can spread a little love to others. Even seemingly small actions can make the world of a difference to someone in need.

Recently, I learned about the "What Would You Give?" initiative this month at Deer Park Town Center in Kildeer. In essence, Deer Park is giving you the opportunity to pay it forward and surprise someone by buying them a coffee at Starbucks or book at Barnes & Noble. The mall will be giving away hundreds of gift cards to help customers spread unexpected joy to someone else. To participate in the program, you need to hop over to the center's website and register. The program will extend as long as supplies last. Once you have paid it forward, you can tell your story via the methods detailed below for a chance to win your own $1,000 shopping spree. This initiative sounds like a really fun and easy way to put a ray of sunshine in someone's day! I am sure many of you have thought about being Oprah for a day and spontaneously spreading gifts to random people. We all go though hardships. How amazing would it to be to surprise someone having a difficult day with a little gift?

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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