Pay It Forward 2019

This campaign ended on October 22, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Methodist Home for Children by clicking here!

We asked – you answered. 

You keyed in hundreds of gifts; you called them in, mailed them in, and walked them through our front door. You posted photos online and shared some beautiful stories about family. You broadcast your gratitude to the world, and you pushed Pay It Forward past our $100,000 goal. 

By midnight, you had raised $132,252! 

You are our heroes. And while Oct 22 was a great day – we loved every minute of it – the best part will be seeing the lives you change through your gifts. Thank you for believing and joining in our mission.

Thank you.


You can’t put a price on childhood security. You could never pay it back in full. But you can pay it forward. 

Pay forward the blessings in your life with a gift of security for someone else's. 

Do it in honor of the ones you love – and then share with your friends! 

New – and for one day only – matching gifts!

If you have a soft spot for a specific program at Methodist Home for Children, this is your chance to help.

The programs below will have matching gifts on October 22. Pick the one you want to support when you give online – and your gift is doubled.

Share with your friends

Gratitude is contagious, so let your generosity inspire someone else. If you're not sure what to say, we have some ideas you can use here: 

  • (post a photo of your family, parents, kids, etc) This is my __ and they are the reason I Pay It Forward at @MethodistHomeForChildren.  #PayItForward4Kids #ThisIsMyFamily 

      Join me on Oct 22 at

  • My family means everything to me. I give at @MethodistHomeForChildren so that others can grow up in safe, stable homes. #PayItForward4Kids #ThisIsMyFamily

      Join me on Oct 22 at

  • We can’t put a price on childhood security – and we can never really pay it back. But we can Pay It Forward at @MethodistHomeForChildren. #PayItForward4Kids

      Join me at

  • I #PayItForward4Kids at @MethodistHomeForChildren because I believe that every child deserves a chance. 

       Join me with a gift at

  • Honor the family that loved and cherished you; Pay It Forward at @MethodistHomeForChildren on Oct 22 with a gift at #PayItForward4Kids
  • Matthew 25:40 – “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Pay forward the blessings in your life with a gift of security for someone else. #PayItForward4Kids

     Make a gift at

If you want photos to share, we have some you can download here for facebook and instagram (below):




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Catherine A. Duncan
Marie and Jason Otto
Teresa M Blake
Casey Lane
Kim G Creger
Stephanie L. Jones
Andrij & Juanita Huryn
Joy Clayton
Amy Phillips
Amy Banfer
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Jonathan D. Six
Pamela C Johnson
Mary willoughby
Amy E. Gracely
MHC Board of Directors
Ellen H. Upole
Brie nichols
Green, Marcus D
Jennifer & Paxton Badham
Margaret Gillikin
Holly Eisenhour
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Michael Sullivan
USE Queens
Heather Baker
Drew & Amy Bullington
Elizabeth Andrews
Nicole L. Walker
Debra R. Edge
Keith Israel II
Patricia Colson
Ron and Judy Patton
Emily Griffith

NC Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons for our HELP program! matched $1,000
The Gordon Family matched $1,000
Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Women matched $1,500
Bryan Bowman matched $2,000
Marnie and Jerod Cohen matched $6,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $7,500
MHC Board of Directors matched $10,000
MHC Board of Directors matched $10,000
An anonymous donor matched $10,000
Dodie Bowman Renfer photoDodie Bowman Renfer gave $100 because $200 was donated in 0 days.
An Anonymous Donor gave $1,000
The Bone Suckin' Sauce King of the Cape Open King Mackerel Tournament gave $7,500 because 350 donors made a gift in 0 days.

The advocate who tracks the largest sum of gifts by midnight on October 22 will win a $100 VISA gift card


The advocate who tracks the most # of donations by midnight on October 22 will win a $100 VISA gift card