Friday, February 24, 2012

New Project: Pass it Forward

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For the past couple of months I have been working on a new project that I feel will make
a great impact on our communities.
With the help of some very important people, I'm excited to launch the project today!
Let me introduce you to...

PASS IT FORWARD.
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Pass It Forward was designed to get people to do little things, everyday, that makes an impact on the community around them. Pass it Forward is designed around a card. Each card is given a unique ID number. Lets say we're at McDonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. I'd give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when the give them the food that has been paid for. I then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. I log into it, and add my information... My first name, city, and a description of what I did....
If the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, 
and then would go home and do the same thing.
From the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.
Cards will be given with every purchase from the SHOP, or you can purchase a pack of 10 for very cheap from the shop as well. Portions of all proceeds go to the shine scholarship project, so you can feel good about your purchase.

I'm excited to see how many people we affect by doing this.
Imagine tracking your card, and over a period of time, seeing that 100 other people
had good things happen to them just because you did something simple.

On Fridays, I'll be sharing stories that were sent in to me about
how someone ended up with the card, or what a person did to pass it forward.
We're spreading The Shine Project as far as we can...
The more people it reaches, the more lives will be changed.
I am so grateful to have you on this journey.


If you would like to help spread this new project,
please share with your friends on facebook, twitter, pinterest...whatever.
We're changing the world, let's do it big.

If you'd like a button for your blog, here's a couple you can choose from!

TheShineProject
TheShineProject

123 comments:

Bri said...

This is such an inspiring project! I would love to be a part of something so wonderful, so I'm hoping on board. :)

Laura Hernandez said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Can't wait to get my cards. ^_^
http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-project-pass-it-forward.html

Emily said...

What a GREAT idea!

You should find donors for each card who donate $1 {or $5 or $10} each time the card is passed along and the act of kindness is recorded online.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

This is such an awesome idea and I can't wait to get my cards. I live in a small community not far from Joplin, Mo where they had a terrible tornado last year and there are plenty of people here who could use a little "shine". Thank you for coming up with this easy idea to make someone's day a little better! Happy to be follower number 4,000 on GFC.

Laura @ my green pen said...

Awesome idea! I'd love to see how the one simple act of passing a "kindness" to another person affects even more!

Nicole said...

LOVE THIS!!!! Can't wait to get my card in the mail! And I'll be ordering more to spread around :)

http://www.littlemomentsinlife.com/2012/02/spread-shine.html

Lindsay said...

So excited to take part in spreading the word about this new, awesome project! Here is my blog post:

http://proverbs2412.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-project-reveal.html

Aubrey said...

Oh wow Ashley! I love this!! Love love.
It reminds me of my favorite movie PAY IT FORWARD.
It makes the world a better place!! I am going to post a button on my site now!!! ;)

Ashley said...

This is an amazing project! So excited to participate in it. Keep up the good work! ;)

Lisa @ MMT said...

I can't wait to take part in this Ashley! This is an amazing project and I hope it goes far! You are amazing!

Liz said...

EEEEK so excited for this Ashley! Shared it on my blog today! And you better believe I'll be buying some tickets to use with my GLOW girls :))))

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Omg probably one of the best ideas ever. This is going to be huge!

Marie Wreath said...

Yay!! Posted on my blog today too, wonderful idea to send cards with orders! : )

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

SO excited for this and to get my cards in, squeal!!

Sue said...

Love this Ashley. So very cool.

mrsfleury said...

ashley, i am so excited for this project. i wait with bated breath for my card to arrive. i wish it were here already! may god bless the fruits of your labor as you inspire us all to spread the shine! thanks for being so inspiring!

here's my post:
http://youllfindthemusic.blogspot.com/2012/02/pass-it-forward-wthe-shine-project.html

Amber said...

Ashley, thanks so much for doing this. It's such an awesome idea. It's a real life Pay it Forward (ya know, the movie?). You are such a great inspiration.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

How exciting that you're launching this, it's brilliant!!! You are going to go so far girly!! xoxo

Leanne said...

Very inspirational! I love this idea and I know that it can make a difference in the everyday lives of people we encounter!

Leanne Waters
http://leanne-simplybeautiful.blogspot.com

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

I can't wait!!! :) Here's my post too... http://www.teachinginheels.com/2012/02/pass-it-forward.html

~Brooke said...

That's so cool :-)

Jaimie said...

I think this is amazing. I have bought 10 cards.. & wrote about it on my blog, twitter, & Facebook! this is awesome! :)
http://legosinmypocket.blogspot.com/2012/02/pass-it-forward.html

Olivia said...

I love this idea SO much! And I want a card, so I guess I'll be going to your store to make a purchase now :)

Angie said...

So very excited about this!!1 Great work Ashley!

eachdayinthislife.blogspot.com

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

My post is up about it!!

Danielle {@} sugar blossom boutique said...

Just posted about this! so excited!

http://mysugarblossom.blogspot.com/2012/02/spread-shine-project.html

Thank you for this inspired idea, Ashley! Can't wait to get my cards!

Alexandra Lauren said...

SO SO SO exciting!!!!! you go girl!! it will be so fun to track the shine forever & ever! can't wait to buy some cards :)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

so i found you through jenna "the life of the wife" and i'm so glad i did!

i'm your newest follower.

thanks for inspiring us to love more, and to love better!

eryka {from abcde} said...

I am so excited for this! Got my post about it all done!!!
http://danielanderyka.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-project.html

XOXO
~E

danielanderyka.blogspot.com

Kenzie R. said...

This project, YOU, are so inspiring and motivational!

I'm sure many people have told you this, but.. you are such an amazing person inside and out.

I look forward to buying something from your Shine shop!

AbsoluteMommy said...

I'm so happy and excited to be a part of this launch!! This is such a wonderful idea! Let's be kind! Thanks Ashley you are helping me live my best life!

Cindy said...

BRILLIANT! Simply brilliant.

Amber said...

Can I just say that I have seen at least 60 posts about this from your fellow bloggers! And can I also say what a inspiration you are!

I have put a button on my blog and am so excited to participate in this!

Amber from http://mylifeunmasked.blogspot.com

Jen said...

What a beautiful project! Congrats on reaching so many people and doing so much good!!

Elisha(: said...

You do realize.. your all over the blog world now, dont you?? :) YOU ARE AMAZING ASHLEY!!!

Samantha said...

Just purchased 10 Pass It Forward cards! This is so amazing. Thanks for thinking of such a wonderful thing! I will be spreading the word tonight on my blog!

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

What an amazing idea!! I'll be sharing the button on my blog!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Awesome! Anything to encourage others to keep spreading the kindness! Great thinking, Ashley! xo Michelle

Brittany said...

I am so excited! been thinking of ways to pass it forward.

I added a pass it forward button to my blog on the side, but was too big and interfered with my posts..do you know how i can fix that?

http://beelittlequeen.blogspot.com/2012/02/want-in-little-secret.html

Shannon Gallegos said...

This is AMAZING! I am so excited to see where it leads and read all the stories -for such a time is this! Thanks for allowing God to move and work through you, I will join in this wholeheartedly!

Heather said...

i'm so, so happy for you! what a beautiful journey you are on! happy to "spread the shine" today on my little bloggy :)

Holly said...

LOVE this idea!!! I'm posting your button on my blog asap!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

What a great idea, Ashley! I am so excited to buy a pack of ten cards and join the journey! I've usually done on-going/long-term service work, but this is such a great way to engage people to start thinking about service to others!

Zoë said...
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Zoë said...

What an amazing project! You are an inspiration. I'm sharing it with my friends and can't wait to get started :)

http://www.fromatozoe.com/2012/02/its-little-things_24.html

dashofmeg said...

this is absolutely amazing! I WANT IN ON IT! I will post about it on my blog AND use the button! Thank you so much! you should be so proud of yourself!

dana @ wonder forest said...

this is such a cool idea!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

lrlsmpls said...

OMG!! I've thought of doing this SAME thing! :) I LOVE it!! I'm on my way to purchase some cards!

Hayley said...

I've already told you but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I can't wait to use my first card....and have already purchased 10 more. :)

Can't wait to post next Friday about what I've done with my card.

Hayley
www.hayleysworld.com

a girl with a smile said...

fun!!

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

What a great idea to help remind us that small gifts of time, money or kindness can make a big impact on our communities! I tell my kids that sometimes the best way to be a leader is to be a thoughtful follower. (I'll be following your lead on this one.) Thank you for wanting to make the world a better place.

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

this is a fabulous idea, I have seen it done before but never with a card and tracking, a great idea and love PIF to others!!! Thanks for helping us to make the world a better place.

Niki said...

Brilliant!

Abbigayle Rashae said...

Hey Ashley!
Just posted this on my blog for everyone!
Good luck with everything that you're doing. I'm so proud of you!
http://trueblueabbi.blogspot.com/2012/02/secret-shine-project.html

-XO Abbigayle Rashae
-trueblueabbi.blogspot.com

Jocelyn said...

i actually paid for someone's meal behind me tonight! would have been great to have a way to tell them to pass it forward...LOVE this idea/project!!! what a coincidence i came across this post tonight :)

Lisa said...

Ashley I am so honoured and inspired to be a part of this wonderful project, thank you for the chance to spread the shine!! xx

Gentri said...

Just ordered my cards! So excited! :D

Cait Emma said...

i love this! its so beautiful! xoxo

C | www.linenandleaves.blogspot.com

Alex and Andrew Sorensen said...

you are so inspiring. I love it. is it weird to say I want to be like you when I grow up :P You are just so awesome!

http://mrmrssorensen.blogspot.com

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

What a fabulous inspiration! I love it and cannot wait to begin passing it forward!

Merrie said...

What a wonderful idea - I LOVE it! Thanks forletting us all be part of it!!!! Can't wait to pass it on!

tisha said...

Awesome.. I can never remember my google password.. Here goes it.. and I am off to purchase some cards

tisha said...

Why do blogs make you sign into google??? What if you don't have gmail? I don't get it.. Awesome project anyway

Nadine said...

I adore this! I would just have to remember to write down my number! This is a wonderful way to see how own small act of kindness can grow into a whole community of kindness.

Hanna said...

Thanky you, thank you, thank you Ashley my dear friend!!!! This one should be a breese for me. I am over tained so I can't wait to get home to start trainng for the FULL 26.4 miles!!! I'm really gonna do it:)
I thin you are in Dallas with Casey this weekend. PLease say hi an dyou girls have a blast and get a lot done. can't wait to see photos and posts:) xoxoxoxo Hanna

love this idea too Ash.....I will place it on my blog:)

Michele Littlefield said...

This is a fabulous idea! You make the world a better place. Thank you.

Kathy Schneider said...

What an awesome idea. If I had money, I would most definitely buy some.

Kathy E said...

I just read about this today & am so excited! What a beautiful idea!!!! For years I have "passed it forward" in my own way - my Dad was always like that & we were very close. I'll get some of the cards when I can afford them - having been laid off over a yr ago, things are very, very tight. However that does not stop me from shopping for freebies, etc to donate to the Enfield, CT Food Shelf. I also donate time there working with their clients and it has it's sad/difficult times, but for the most part it is one big happy family!! They are offered the utmost in dignity and have a client choice shopping program (much like going thru the aisles at your local grocer & getting your food). A definite win-win situation. You can Only Feel Good from Paying it Forward. Thanks for all you do!!!! :)
Kathy E, Enfield, CT

EKelly said...

Love it! Paying for the person behind you at Starbucks is always fun. Doesn't take a lot of money to make someone's day... unless they ordered for the whole office in the drive-thru ;)

Bobbie Clouse Photography said...

Just signed up for the San Diego event, I can't wait.

My daughter was born on 2/17, which is National Random Act of Kindess Day and to celebrate her and the fabulous day she was born we will forever do something to make someone's day.

Brittney Squire said...

I LOVE this. What a wonderful idea!

Kathy said...

LOVE this idea!!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

This is amazing! I've been seeing this on everyone's blogs and I am excited for you! I hope I get the chance to get a card. I like doing little things like this already, so this is a great idea!

Unknown said...

Love Love Love this!

kate louise. said...

Completely head over heels in love with this idea. Makes me SO happy! Just buying my cards now. :D xoxo

Lauren Cooper said...

Just bought my pack of 10! hoping they arrive to me in Canada asap!! <3 your blog and all you do for everyone around you and all of us out in cyber world! you are amazing! :)

www.tippeecanoe.com

Suzi Voss said...

What an inspiring idea - love it!

chel903 said...

Awesome idea!!! Keep up the great work!!

kd said...

I love this! I will definitely dedicate a blog post to your endeavors & support this cause! Thanks for being so awesome!

smallstuff111 said...

What a wonderful cause!!!! We need more of this in our world. Thank you!!!

sweetangelof2 said...

Such an awesome idea! I love that it allows you to see what others of done! Great job!

sweetangelof2 said...

Great idea! I love that it allows you to see what all others have done! Great job!

Heather said...

I love the Shine necklaces! I just may have to purchase one soon!!

Ashley said...

this is awesome! Love the idea!

Heather said...

I absolutely love love love this idea!!!

Heather said...

I love your ideas and it makes me happy seeing all these good deeds done.

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Ashley--I received my cards on Friday. I shared them with my team at work and I've been asked to share this idea with our entire department. I just wanted you to do how fabulous this is and I'm so glad to join you in making a difference!

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea and a good reminder that we should always pay it forward ;)

Dainsley Designs said...

LOVE, LOVE!!

Julie said...

Love this...so practical and something we can ALL do! Kepp shining!

Stephy's World said...

Love, love, love this!

Jenn said...

Love this!!! More people need to be aware of this great idea!!

Jessica Anders said...

Such a great idea!! Seriously love this.

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cosmoradiorecap said...

What a great idea!

leetolles said...

what a neat concept!!!

nikkei said...

That is such a neat idea!

Kate said...

this is so amazing!

Christen said...

This is wonderful! :>

Megan said...

Just ordered Pass It Forward cards!!! So excited about starting this in Memphis, TN!

Heather said...

So inspired by this!

Mindy said...

What a great idea - helping to spread a little kindness one life at a time!

jamie lynn said...

great idea! "kill 'em with kindness!"

Caitlyn said...

I love this idea! How wonderful!!

Saunders Family said...

I am SO excited to be a part of this and be able to do this with children and students that I know!! You inspire me and for that I am thankful for!

chic, moda, glam... said...

What a great idea!!
Love it :)

www.chicmodaglam.blogspot.com

JanM ♥ said...

I love this project. I love that you're doing this! I already installed added the button on my blog :)

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

The Scarlit Harlot said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea! I know a friend who is leaving for London tomorrow - I'm definitely making her take a few of these with her. I'd love to see where over the world people complete these acts of kindness, wonderfulness, and goodness! Boy does this world need it!!!

cooperkelly4 said...

love this idea! making some muffins to share with a friend just because. Thanks for the inspiration!

Redheaded Daybook said...

i missed this initially, so im doing my part this month!!!

http://redheadeddaybook.blogspot.com/2012/05/shine-project-join-me.html

Carolyn said...

Such an amazing idea! I love it!!

A Modern Hippie said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm sharing about Pass it Forward on my blog today. Are you still seeing any activity from the cards??? I hope to purchase some soon and start spreading them around. I have also added the button to my blog!

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