It Forward In Memory of John Dye started life as a
Facebook group set up shortly after John's death. Not only was it a tribute to
his life but also an outlet for his fans to come together
for the purpose of performing
random acts of kindness in his name. Within just 8 months, the
group had grown significantly and it was suggested that a
Pay It Forward website be set up in Johnís memory to
encourage a wider audience to strive to make a difference in their
Working closely with Johnís
family, thoughts for the website came flooding in and the
idea began to take shape. Rather than a fan site, the hope
is that the web pages will be a lasting tribute to John and
a place where people can share their experiences of what
they are doing to "Pay It Forward" in their communities. We
are hoping that inspired by stories of John's kind heart and
generous nature that visitors to the site can, in the words
of his father Jim Dye, "Follow their Heart and make a
difference in their community".
Whilst John had charities
which he supported for which links can be found on this
site, we feel very much that John's home town and his
home church were close to his heart and it is for this
reason that the causes that this site would like to
officially "adopt" are St. Andrew's United Methodist
Youth Program and The Amory Food Pantry.
We recognize that while there
maybe people who are motivated to do something positive in
their communities, the realities maybe that they are unable
physically to get out and make a difference. For this
reason, we have included our "Prayer
Corner". Intercession is a powerful effort which can
be undertaken by both young and old, able and disabled. If
you would like to receive prayer either personally, for your
community or for a wider global issue, you can request this
on the Prayer Corner page.
It is not the intention of
this site to direct you to serve in any one area, we simply
ask that you
"Follow your heart and make a
difference in your Community".
Ways to Contribute to Pay It
Forward in Memory of John Dye
The Pay It Forward in Memory of John Dye site
is meant to be interactive and we hope you'll contribute
to the following pages:
John- This page serves as a place for fans of John
to reflect on how he's impacted their lives, to express
their gratitude to him, and extend warm thoughts and
prayers to his family.
of John- On this page those who knew John are
invited to share their memories and appreciation for the
man who brought us all together on this site.
This page is meant for anyone who visits our site and
would like to leave a message about how they found their
way here, their feelings about the site, etc.
Corner- Here we will post prayer requests on behalf
of visitors to the site. Updates on prayer requests
are welcome and appreciated.
for Helping in Your Community- Here we keep a
running list of ideas for those who want to give back to
their communities but aren't sure how. This list is
by no means exhaustive and we'd love to include any ideas
Acts of Kindness- John inspires us all to make the
world a better place. We hope you'll take a few
moments to reflect on how you've chosen to Pay It Forward
in his memory and share that with us.
You can find information here on how to give to
charities chosen by the Dye family for memorials for
John. In addition, some members are donating
proceeds from their projects to the Amory Food Pantry
and St. Andrew's. You can read about those
opportunities there, too.
can also help us get the word out by downloading and
printing these cards and distributing them to friends,
family members, etc. We also have a flyer for
display on bulletin boards. Please fringe cut them
at the bottom so people can tear off a piece and look the
site up at their convenience. In addition, you may
also use the graphic below in emails to spread the
word. Please be respectful in how you use these
materials. None of the graphics should be reproduced
for anything other than Pay it Forward in Memory of John
Dye-related endeavors without our permission. Thank
You can print the following, fill them in
with a good deed you'd like to do for someone, and
then present them to those individuals to redeem
whenever they would like. Versions you can send
via email, Facebook, etc. can be found below the Leave
Behind Card graphics.
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