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Pay It
              Forward In Memory of John Dye

Pay 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 communities.

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.

Should you, at any time, have questions about how to contribute to any area of the site; please email Cindy and Jenni at admin@payitforwardinmemoryofjohndye.net *.  Thank you.

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:

For 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.

Reflections 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.

Guestbook- 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. 

Prayer Corner- Here we will post prayer requests on behalf of visitors to the site.  Updates on prayer requests are welcome and appreciated.

Ideas 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 you have.

Random 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.

Charities- 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.

Please click here for our guidelines for contributing to Pay It Forward in Memory of John Dye

You 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!

Leave Behind Cards for John's Birth Month
Leave Behind Cards- Color
Leave Behind Cards- Black and White
Leave Behind Cards- Text Only Black and White

Leave Behind Cards- Text Only Blue
 Leave Behind Cards- French
Leave Behind Cards- Spanish
Tear-off Flyer

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.

RAOK Voucher Design 1
RAOK Voucher Design 2

Email graphic:

In French:

In Spanish:

RAOK Voucher Design 1:

RAOK Voucher Design 2:

*Visitors who use web-based email providers like Yahoo, Gmail, etc. may not be able to click on our admin@payitforwardinmemoryofjohndye.net email address link. If that is the case, please copy and paste admin@payitforwardinmemoryofjohndye.net into the To line of your email. Thank you!

(Photo Credits: Images on these pages are owned by CBS Productions.  They are not being used to seek profit.)