With the holiday and shopping season in full swing, now is the time that many of us ask: “What do you give to the person who has everything?” Pay-It-Forward House, DeKalb County’s only healthcare hospitality house, suggests giving a gift that pays it forward.
A $100 donation adopts the House for a day in honor or in memory of that special someone and it helps a family far from home have a place to call their home-away-from-home.
Board President Mary Lou Eubanks explains: “To ‘pay it forward’ is to do a good deed, not to pay back a favor, but to help others in their time of need. Pay-It-Forward House got its name from the desire of local community members to help out people living through the stress and fatigue of having a loved one in the hospital far from home.”
Pay-It-Forward House provides temporary accommodations, on a drop-in and overnight basis, for family members of patients receiving medical treatment in DeKalb County, especially at Kindred Hospital, in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Donors can choose their own date and gift recipients will receive a letter thanking them.
For more information on Adopting-A-Day, call 815-762-4882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Pay-It-Forward House, visit www.payitforwardhouse.org.