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20 Ways to Pay it Forward in Roanoke

  1. Cook at the Rescue Mission
  2. Buy coffee for the person behind you in line
  3. Compliment a stranger
  4. Donate clothes or food to a local charity
  5. Help a neighbor with yard work
  6. Visit with the elderly at a care center
  7. Volunteer to read to children at the library
  8. Collect trash at a local park or trail
  9. Walk the dogs for a local animal shelter
  10. Donate books to a literacy program
  11. Call your grandparents if you’re lucky & still can
  12. Visit Angels of Assisi and hold the cats
  13. Volunteer at Healing Strides to help special needs individuals with their therapeutic riding lessons
  14. Volunteer to help Meals on Wheels
  15. Join a river (“blue ways”) clean-up program
  16. Donate your empty aluminum cans to Habitat for Humanity (they cash them in for the non-profit)
  17. Volunteer to teach reading at the Blue Ridge Literacy Foundation
  18. Smile
  19. Remind the special people in your life that you love them!
  20. Do the dishes