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PAYING IT FORWARD

The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet we all want safety, health, and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones. How can one ordinary person like you or me, or a business make a positive difference in this world? One way is the practice of “Paying it forward”. Doing something unexpected to someone you don’t know or don’t know very well, without any expectations in return. While the steps might be simple, the outcome could change the world.

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Be attentive, wherever you are, for opportunities to help someone. It could be something as insignificant as slowing down to allow the car in front of you to exit the parking lot. It may be as significant as donating something you have to a School or Charitable Organization to help someone else, anything at all, for that matter. When you notice that somebody has done something nice for you, make a note in your mind to practice “Paying it forward” as an act of kindness towards another person.

Do something nice for someone you don’t know. Even small acts, such as paying the bridge toll for the car behind you when you pay for your own, counts. If it makes the world a friendlier place, you succeeded! You can change people’s attitudes about the world through your unobtrusive acts of kindness. Practicing the “Paying it forward” principle will make you alert to unexpected kindness from strangers towards you, and you may find yourself becoming more grateful for the everyday kindness and consideration from people you don’t even know.

Spread the word. If the person thanks you and wants to “Repay” you (that is, pay it “Back”), let them know that what you’d really like is for them to pay it “Forward”. Instead, ask them to do something nice for someone else. The idea is to consciously increase the goodness of the world.

The “Pay it forward” concept was popularized with the book Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, which was later made into a movie with the same title, starring Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, and Kevin Spacey.

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PAYING IT FORWARD

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American Heroes Benefit Group, Inc.

Helping Peace Officers, Firefighters, U.S. Military members and their families

 

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Presents

The 2nd Annual TSB Benefit Ride & Car Show & Opportunity Drawing
– August 27, 2011

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American Heroes Benefit Group, Inc. (AHBG, Inc.) was founded in 2010 by active deputy sheriffs serving the Southern California area. AHBG, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)(3) pending), California corporation which provides financial as well as non-financial assistance to members or families of Peace Officers, Firefighters and U.S. Military who have died, become critically injured or ill or disabled. Types of non-financial assistance will soon include disability retrofitting, short-term care and maintenance of primary private residence and general support. In addition to accepting general donations, we host family oriented fundraising events in support of our mission.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND ENTER THE OPPORTUNITY DRAWING!

SO MANY COOL PRIZES AND A CHANCE TO WIN…

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Robinson R44 Raven II, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 2

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CAA Foundation

Raising money to support Communities In Schools Los Angeles West (CISLAW)

 

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Presents

Creative Artists Agency 9th Annual Young Hollywood Party
– October 6th, 2011

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CISLAW Mission Statement:
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. Working in nearly 3,300 schools in the most challenged communities, CIS has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates.

About Communities In Schools of Los Angeles West (CISLAW):
CISLAW, the newest CIS affiliate and independent 501 (c) 3 organization, opened its doors in the fall of 2007. CISLAW currently provides direct services to 600 students at Alexander Hamilton High School, Venice High School, John Liechty Middle School and Hollenbeck Middle School. CISLAW subscribes to the national model that people and relationships make a program successful. Each student in the program is provided a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult who is present every day at the school. The after-school tutoring and enrichment activities provide a safe place for young people to learn and grow. Our fitness classes, sponsored by J K Livin, provide students with a healthy start in life and help to develop habits for a healthy future. The community service activities held throughout the year empower these young people to give back to their peers and community. In each of our middle schools, CISLAW has partnered with City Year and Talent Development out of Johns Hopkins University to provide support and guidance to at-risk students before they get to high school.

The CAA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and is and an integral part of CAA’s culture. Entirely underwritten by CAA, the foundation empowers employees, artists, companies, and athletes to contribute their time, talents and resources to make a difference and to be of service. Utilizing the power and reach of the entertainment industry, the CAA Task Force is a specific group of staff that work together to create positive social change, encourage volunteerism, stimulate public awareness of important issues, and facilitate in-kind donations.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR CISLAW AND BID ON ONE OF THEIR AUCTION ITEMS!

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY DRAWING AND ONLINE AUCTION INCLUDING…

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 2

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Las Madrecitas

Auxiliary of the Charitable Children’s Guild of Orthopedic Hospital

 

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Presents

Grand Raffle Fashion Show, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
– May 7, 2011

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About Our Organization
Las Madrecitas is an auxiliary of the Crippled Children’s Guild of the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, located in downtown Los Angeles. The organization began in 1956 through the efforts of Mrs. Harold D. Leslie, Jr. The original membership included twelve ladies. We have grown over time and have an average of 85-105 active members. In 1965, Las Madrecitas took on the sponsorship of Las Ninas de las Madrecitas, a junior auxiliary of high school girls.

Our Goals & Objectives
The object of this organization shall be to promote the welfare of crippled children, through public relations, volunteers, and financial assistance in cooperation with the Crippled Children’s Guild of Orthopedic Hospital.

Las Madrecitas is proud of its long history and its record of service to Orthopedic Hospital. Las Madrecitas also promotes the importance of community service in the Palos Verdes area.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ATTEND THE GRAND RAFFLE FASHION SHOW!

SUPPORT THE CHILDREN AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Robinson R44, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 2 people

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Homeland Security Division-Transit Services Bureau in association with Fallen Heroes LA

 

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Presents

The Inaugural TSB Benefit Ride & Opportunity Drawing
– August 21, 2010

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homeland Security Division-Transit Services Bureau in association with Fallen Heroes LA will be hosting its Inaugural Benefit Ride on Saturday, August 21, 2010. Proceeds from this and future non-profit fundraisers will be donated to the families of fallen heroes, those critically injured or disabled in the line of duty, disabled U.S. military combat veterans and other recognized charities.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND ENTER THE OPPORTUNITY DRAWING!

SO MANY COOL PRIZES AND A CHANCE TO WIN…

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Bell Jet Ranger, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 4 people

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Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Greater Los Angeles Chapter

 

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles was founded on the notion of “one child, one wish” in 1983. Since that time, we have brightened the lives of more than 6,900 children with a wide range of life-threatening medical conditions.

Funding Wishes

With the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, donors know that the funds they contribute are directly responsible for bringing happiness to children who need a generous dose of joy in their lives.

Pay it forward, make a donation now and forever change the lives of children in the Los Angeles area.

Our answer to a child’s wish…

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Bell Jet Ranger, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 4 people

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LACA

Los Angeles Concierge Association

 

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Presents

Annual Expo & Trade Show – The Globe Theater, Universal Studios
– August 24, 2010

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Showing our support for the outstanding concierges of Los Angeles. In appreciation of your hard work and service to everyone here in Los Angeles.

Raffle Prize

Soarin’ the Shoreline – In our Bell Jet Ranger, a 30 min Helicopter Tour for 4 people

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