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The Pay It Forward for LVZ day was created in 2018 in memory of Lindsay Michelle Van-Zant. Lindsay passed away on January 29, 2018, at just 35-years-old, after bravely fighting a rare form of cancer.

Lindsay was beautiful, strong, smart, quick-witted, and a little feisty! Most importantly, she had the biggest heart and was always selfless, generous, and caring. She truly made this world a better place.

So, we (Lindsay's family and friends) got to thinking... imagine how much brighter the world would be if we all came together to spread a little kindness. A simple act of kindness can have a tremendous impact and spread seeds of happiness.

Now, every year on Lindsay's birthday—September 12th—a Pay It Forward day is held in her memory. Since this day started, its reach has grown quickly, with individuals from all across the world participating


Whether you personally knew Lindsay or not, please join us on September 12th every year to Pay It Forward! It doesn't matter if your act of kindness is something big or small. It just matters that you simply do something nice for someone.

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With everything going on, it's been a hard couple of years for most. Let's remind each other that there is still good in the world. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Kindness is contagious?” Join us on September 12th for Pay It Forward for LVZ Day in our grassroots effort to make the world a brighter, kinder place.


It's easy to participate:

Perform a simple act of kindness on September 12th to brighten someone's day! Don't forget to encourage them to Pay It Forward. Join us on Facebook and Instagram and use #payitforwardlvz or print out the Pay It Forward LVZ postcards to promote the initiative and inspire others to participate in making a difference.

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Here's a fun way to get kids involved: Download Kindness Bingo

If you choose to make a donation for your random act of kindness, this year's featured project is benefiting Friends of Jacksonville Animals. Click the image below to learn more.

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Below are some more of Lindsay's favorite charities. 



Send well wishes to Lindsay's family and friends. Tell us about how you are spreading seeds of happiness. Ask a question about one of our featured projects. We want to hear from you!

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