What is Pay It Forward?

 

Pay It Forward is a mindset that Adventist Community Services aims to foster through the communities in Singapore. The intention behind Pay It Forward is to encourage individuals to be involved in the lives of our community, especially those that are experiencing exacting circumstances. 

The idea is to forward the blessings that we have received to someone else, and hopefully inspire them to further forward their blessings to another person; Thus fostering an attitude of empathy and a lifestyle of giving and sharing.

 

How Does Pay It Forward Work?

There are three components to PAY IT FORWARD…
1. PAY IT FORWARD DAY (PIF)
 
In 2009, ACS launched PIF Day in Yuhua Constituency. This one-day event is held annually and now includes other constituencies i.e. Moulmein, Geylang Serai, Serangoon, and Sengkang.

Each year, on PIF Day, lower income residents are invited to a meal and a free health screening. They are provided shopping vouchers, or a sponsored shopping trip; and healthy food hampers.

To date, over 2400 recipients have been supported through PIF Day in the different constituencies.
2. PAY IT FORWARD PLUS (PIF+)
 
In 2012, PIF+ was introduced. This is a program in which Wellness Ambassadors (volunteers from Adventist Community Services and the public) offer monthly systematic holistic assistance to lower-income residents.
 
During their monthly visits, these Wellness Ambassadors, trained in health and nutrition, conduct basic health checks for the recipient and their family members, to ensure that they continue to make healthy choices. They also spend time talking to the recipients and their family members, promoting their emotional and social wellbeing and assisting however else they can.

Since it’s inception in 2012, PIF+ has served 169 families. 
 
3. PIF+ HEADSTART
 

PIF+ HEADSTART is tailored so children can have a more meaningful and relevant experience in community work.

Children from the Seventh-day Adventist Kindergarten (SDAK) will be included in the monthly PIF+ visitations.
 

PIF+ Headstart creates opportunities for kindergarten-age children to become aware of others who are less fortunate than them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INTERESTED TO BE A VOLUNTEER?

SMS / Whatsapp / Telegram:
PIF+ <space> YOUR NAME to 9868 0004