With the holiday season in full swing, people are often caught spending time to finish work deadlines before the break, racing to complete their shopping for gifts, and enjoying Christmas and New Year parties with friends and family. But this is also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving, to share our blessings and to pay it forward to our fellow Filipinos.
In celebration of kindness this season and to welcome the new decade, PayMaya launches its “PayMaya It Forward” campaign to inspire Filipinos to “pay it forward” by doing random acts of kindness towards their fellow Filipinos, in the spirit of digital and financial inclusion.
Igniting the PayMaya It Forward movement are content creators like Ramon Bautista, Patrice Averilla, David Guison, Zach Lucero, Chezka Garrido, Angel Yeo, and many more. They are embracing the cause, spurring conversation through the hashtag #PayMayaItForward, sharing their own acts of kindness, and encouraging their followers to do the same. South East Asian Games triathlon medalists Kim Kilgroe, Fernando Caseres, Kim Mangrobang, Kim Remolino, and Claire Adorna also joined the movement and took time to share joy through small acts of giving.
Here are some ways they have showcased how they paid it forward before the holidays. Check out their respective vlog and social media channels to watch their full videos on how they paid it forward.
“Internet Action Star”
“Ngayong holiday season, pinili kong maging blessing sa mga nangangailangan dahil sabi nga nila, be a blessing to others. Nagpahanda ako ng mga packed meals para sa ating mga kapatid na 24/7 nagtatrabaho. Ito man ay isang small act of kindness lamang, naniniwala ako na pwede ito maging inspirasyon sa marami at long-term solution upang malutasan ang iba’t ibang problema ng lipunan ngayon.” (This holiday season, I chose to give blessings to those in need because as they say, be a blessing to others. I prepared packed meals for our brothers and sisters who are working 24/7. This is just a small act of kindness but I believe that doing so can serve as an inspiration to others and long-term solution to address our current societal issues.)
“I surprised our household helper for a weekend trip to Boracay! I’ve been wanting to take Manang Rowena to the beach and finally, I was able to find time to treat her to a well-deserved vacation. It’s such a joy seeing her genuinely happy after years of working hard in our home and helping our family.”
Lifestyle Content Creator
“Since it’s the season of giving, I took this chance to express gratitude to my personal assistant Hezy by surprising and treating him to a shopping spree! For almost 7 years now, Hezy has been helping me produce content for all my social channels. This Christmas shopping treat is just one of the small ways I can pay it forward for all the help and support he has given me.”
Makina Moto Founder
“Ginamit ko ang pagkakataong ito para pasalamatan ang iba’t ibang transport group riders by giving them Christmas gift baskets. Ito ay isang simpleng paraan lamang upang pahalagahan ang binigay nila na ginhawa sa buhay ng nakararaming tao.” (I took this opportunity to thank transport group riders by giving them Christmas gift baskets. This is a simple way to show appreciation to the convenience they have brought to lives of many people.)
Sa Mga ka rider natin from Lalamove, Grab Express, and Angkas…mabuhay po kayo. Marami po kayong natutulungan sa inyong serbisyo, sipag and tiaga. Merry Christmas po and a Happy New Year! #payitforward #championkindness #paymayaitforward Gusto mo makatulong sa kapawa ng halos walang ginagawa? Watch. To know more about the PayMaya It Forward program, visit https://www.paymaya.com/paymaya-it-forwardGet P50 when you download the PayMaya app and upgrade your account using my code: ZACHPAYMAYA
“I shared my blessings to a random village cleaner from Cebu City by giving him a new set of clothes and grocery items. It was a very fulfilling experience to see the look of excitement and joy on his face upon opening the items that I’ve brought in his home.”
Lifestyle Content Creator
“Since I knew I will be at the mall most of the time this month doing holiday shopping, I decided to prepare and give Christmas gift packages to five random people working at the mall. I was shy at first but seeing the smiles of the people upon receiving the package was priceless; it’s such a humbling experience.”
You can #PayMayaItForward too
PayMaya also designed a simple way for account holders to pay it forward each time they pay via PayMaya QR by matching the amount of cashback they will receive from the ongoing QR promo and donating the amount to support youth education.
From December 16-31, 2019, PayMaya users can get 1%, 10%, and 100% cashback whenever they scan to pay using PayMaya QR at any partner merchant. Every successful cashback means a chance to help a Filipino youth achieve his dreams through education.
The beneficiary for this PayMaya It Forward campaign is the Gawad Kalinga School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (GK-SEED), a learning institution that gives scholarships to young people from poor communities across the country who want to pursue a two-year Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-accredited course on social entrepreneurship.
With that heart-warming double deal, there are more reasons to keep using PayMaya and give back this season. And if you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, there’s still time to download the app via Google Play or App Store, sign up for an account, make the most of it and pay it forward. Remember, when you’re paying it forward this holiday season, don’t pay cash, PayMaya!