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Our Mission

To inspire and encourage one another to give ambitiously of our time, talents and treasures, so that the lives of the poor, the abused and the vulnerable may be touched in meaningful and lasting ways.

Who Needs Our Love

The Foundation looks to spread love, good cheer and aid to all those in need, however they cross our paths, and is proactive in creating and supporting programs, services and offerings for the furthering of our mission.

We practice no bias or prejudice with our charity, and instead focus on the boundless giving of our time, talents and treasures. We consider people from all cultures and walks of life as our brothers and sisters and are invested in communities both locally and around the world.

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“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for food.” Mother Teresa

REAL LIFE PAY IT BACKWARD STORIES

Birthdays go unnoticed in shelters. Our hero is changing that.

“Children’s birthdays are a great opportunity to make kids feel special,” says Schinnell Leake, an events planner who created birthday parties for years.

March 14, 2019

Building Kids’ Character through Education

We know schools have to be a place to thrive in all ways, not just academically,” says child advocate, litigation attorney, author and speaker Liz Huntley.

April 30, 2019

Tony launches the PIBF Leader In Me initiative

A few of Tony’s greatest passions came together today: education, working together, and paying it backward!

April 12, 2019

Read Them All

If your community or organization is looking
for real-life inspiration through a remarkable story
of rising above circumstance to not only
achieve untold wealth and prosperity, but instead a life
focused on giving it all back, contact us today.


Living in Poverty

U.S. Census Bureau ~ 2018


Homeless

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ~ 2018


Adults with Addictions

National Institute on Drug Abuse ~ 2018


Single Mothers

U.S. Census Bureau ~ 2018


Children in Foster Care

U.S. Census Bureau ~ 2018


At Risk Elder Orphans

American Association of Retired Persons ~ 2018

Give Like There’s No
Tomorrow Initiatives

Corporate and Community Initiatives

Inspiring others to join us in giving like there’s no tomorrow, is both our joy and our passion. Those whose lives we are looking to bring love and light to, are worth it. Check out our latest community giving back initiatives and make an impact in your community! Through your support of the Pay It Backward Foundation, you will also be supporting wonderful cause initiatives the world over.

    • Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

      National Fresh
      Socks Campaign

      The Pay It Backward Foundation and its friends and corporate partners are joining forces to bring comfort, warmth and inspiration to the cold and desolate streets within our North American communities. When a love and concern for others, merges with a passion for making a difference, ideas can spring to life to move entire communities and the hearts and souls within them.

      The Pay It Backward Foundation believes that most in our communities genuinely do care about the wellbeing of others, but too often simply get caught up in the whirlwind of busy lives. That’s why we are leading a charge for everyday communities across North America that can be supported by everyday people, who really do wish to make a difference!



      “Most of the
      homeless in large
      urban centers
      know where they
      can go to get food,
      but securing even
      one good pair of
      socks is a much
      more significant
      challenge.”
      Tony March

      A comfortable pair of socks might not seem like a luxury, however it could change a homeless person’s life. “You’re supposed to change socks every day,” a member of Portland’s homeless community told a reporter for The Oregonian. “That is hard, hard, hard.”

      Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet among the least often donated. Unlike most items in our wardrobes, we tend to wear our socks until they’re beyond repair, at which point they’re of no use to anyone. Because of this shortage, the nation’s homeless population is constantly at risk of serious foot disease and, during winter months, in severe danger posed by cold.

      No one understands this better, than Pay It Backward Foundation Founder, Tony March, who shared, “I’ve even had a homeless person tell me one time, that ‘socks are more important than food.’ Most of the homeless in larger urban centers know where they can go to get food, however securing even one good pair of socks is a much more significant challenge.”

      Tony has walked many of the real and raw inner city streets of America, and as a result of his first hand experiences and personal pilgrimages, he challenged the Pay It Backward Foundation team to come up with a uniquely funded program that would provide thousands of pairs of socks for the many across our nation in need.

      Visit us again in early 2019 to see when we will be hitting the streets with this exciting new Pay It Backward initiative!