Gift-it-forward is a fundraiser which aims to raise money for women diagnosed with breast cancer via the sale of fabric postcards.
It is patterned after the idea in the movie “Pay It Forward” written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. In the movie, a teacher asks a classroom to think of an idea for world change and put the plan into action. “Do something good for three people and when they ask how to pay it back, they are asked to pay it forward”. If people have done nice things for you, don’t give it back, Gift it Forward. This project is a way for people to give money to a cause, receive a fantastic piece of fabric art in return and help women diagnosed with breast cancer. I was struck by how simple, yet powerful an idea of paying it forward could be to the world. I never forgot the impact of giving from the heart and having people do the same by paying or “giving” it forward.