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HolidayItForward is a non-profit program that can be launched in any community to leverage social media and the network effect to help those in need. All materials are available on this website for free distribution for all. This site will capture feedback from those who benefit from the program and link to the program distribution materials outling the 5 easy steps that take less than 5 minutes to start the program at HolidayItForward.org.

17 comments (Add your own)

1. Nugget323 wrote:
Gave the dollar I received to a musician on the street who was playing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, one of my favorite songs.

Wed, December 14, 2011 @ 12:44 PM

2. SupernaturalSoul wrote:
While running errands, one of my coworkers bought a soda for me and instead of letting me repay her back, she just said "Merry Christmas!". I'm putting that money in the envelope and will be passing it along!

Wed, December 14, 2011 @ 1:10 PM

3. Ben sherels wrote:
I was very moved after hearing this on KSTP News. so I made up a bunch of envelope and started passing them out to people on the street, here in hasting I put a dollar in each one that I handed out to someone

Wed, December 14, 2011 @ 11:37 PM

4. wrote:
Recieved an envelope downtown St Paul and added $1 and passed it on. What a great idea!

Thu, December 15, 2011 @ 1:12 PM

5. misty wrote:
today i was handed an envelope that had a dollar in it.. the letter on the envelope said "please put a dollar in this envelope and pass it on.. if you are in need of the money take it.. put a dollar back in and pass it on" it had 4 dollars in it when i passed it to my neighbor.. he put money inside and passed it on as well... this is an awesome thing and i hope whoever truely needs that money gets it! god bless you all!

Thu, December 15, 2011 @ 5:26 PM

6. morning dove wrote:
Wow! I hope that the envelopes end up with someone that truly needs them. What a great way to test faith and hope!

Thu, December 15, 2011 @ 11:43 PM

7. Jennifer wrote:
Very cool idea. I am putting the $1.00 in the collection at church this weekend to help buy meals for kids in Haiti. Thank you!

Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 7:02 AM

8. Betty wrote:
I think the point is not to just donate the dollar. It is to add another dollar, pass it to a friend, they add another dollar and so on and so forth until the envelope gets big enough and reaches someone who really needs the cash inside... whatever amount. Sound more fun and exciting than just giving the dollar away. Build it up people!

Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

9. wrote:
A Wonderful idea... and I hope it spreads the way it is intended! Giving is what makes our hearts happy!

Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 12:41 PM

10. wrote:
I received an envelope, passed it to another co-worker to add to it, and she passed to another...... we ended up putting the money in the Salvation Army kettle.
Great idea... keep it going... and keep it growing!!

Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 1:38 PM

11. Melody Bailey wrote:
taking envelopes to the my local VFW Hall tomorrow...Totally awesome idea!!! Ill update you on how it goes. I,m actaully putting my email address on the letter in hopes to track it and ask that ppl email with just there city and first name and if they passed it on...thanks melody!

Sun, December 18, 2011 @ 12:26 AM

12. Carmen wrote:
Flying out to California to see my Marine (son) for the Holidays, I am taking several envelopes on my journey to pass along. Wonderful idea!!!

Mon, December 19, 2011 @ 8:30 AM

13. Jeff wrote:
Love this! Rushing out of work, I was handed an envelope and only later realized what it was. Rekindles that holiday spirit in the best way! I added to it and passed it along. Happy holidays!

Fri, December 23, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

14. Roberta R. wrote:
I got out of my car after lunch to return to work and a young boy ran up to me and gave me one of the envelopes. There were 5 one dollar bills in it. I was so touched by this. We added 3 more dollars to the envelope and are passing it on. When I went home and told my husband about it, he agreed that we should make up some envelopes and pass them on! Since I have to work today, he will be handing out the envelopes today.

Sat, December 24, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

15. wrote:
Went to church and a friend handed me the envelope. I had never seen it before. I thought it was a cool idea. We have had a hard year. God works in mysterious ways! Thank you for the cool idea around the holiday!

Greatly appreciated it!

Tue, December 27, 2011 @ 9:29 PM

16. Pastor Jill Meyer wrote:
Shared this story with my congregation, and one of my congragants sat on the idea for awhile and decided she wants to start it here in our small town of Clintonville WI (4000 folks). Will be interested to see how if goes. Any feed back from this will be helpful as we set up her program.

Mon, January 23, 2012 @ 9:54 PM

17. Pattie Kelley wrote:
Sitting at my desk today at 10:45 or so and receptionist dropped off a manilla envelope with my name written from one end to the other. Odd. I open it to find yet another envelope with the 'HolidayItForward.Org flyer stapled to the outside with "For [my sons name]" written on it. He's a 31 yr old Army OEF vet recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, half-way through aggressive chemo - father of a 3 yr old and a 5 mth old. Whoever you folks are, thank you! From my heart - the heart of a military mom - thank you! And to the Iraqi Veteran who began this, thank YOU for your service to our Country!

Wed, January 25, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

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HolidayItForward is a non-profit fundraising initiative that can be executed in any community to leverage social media and the network effect to help those in need. This site will capture feedback from those who benefit from the program and link to the program distribution materials outling the 5 easy steps that take less than 5 minutes to start the program at HolidayItForward.org.