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12/12/2012:  363 Days of Paying It Forward


As a new employee, I was shocked, yet excited, to learn that the first company project I would be participating in was Bluewater’s Pay it Forward Project. What a great way to start my new job!

While brainstorming ideas for this project, I tried to draw upon my own experiences. A couple of years ago, I had the honor of being selected as one of the few people who has ever been allowed to accompany Allen Law on his nightly rounds.

Mr. Law is a retired school teacher who has a big heart for the homeless. Every night between midnight and sunrise, he drives around to homeless shelters — or wherever the homeless might be staying. From along railroad tracks to under bridges, Mr. Law seeks them out. The purpose of his search? To bring those without a home a sandwich and a word of hope. The night I spent riding with him was a wild night for me, but pretty mundane for him. I got to see firsthand how a simple bite to eat and an ear to listen could transform a person instantly.

When deliberating how to Pay it Forward with Bluewater, without hesitation, I recalled that night I spent with Mr. Law.  For me, it was a ‘no-brainer’ to suggest that our team go to our local grocery store and buy sandwich fixings for Mr. Law’s organization, the 363 Days Food Program.

As a team, we assembled nearly 300 sandwiches and dropped them off at one of the pick-up locations nearby. I’m optimistic that our sandwiches, complete with a side of hope, will comfort those a little less fortunate than most during this holiday season.

Interested in helping Allen Law and 363 Days continue to Pay It Forward?
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P.S. Watch for more of our teams’ Pay It Forward projects on the blog this week and next!
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About MaKenzie Wangsness
MaKenzie Wangsness

MaKenzie is Bluewater's Digital Marketing Manager. Spending several years in sales and marketing roles at a local franchise level, MaKenzie has a unique appreciation for bringing big brand power to the local level. In her spare time, MaKenzie can be found near good food (in Minneapolis restaurants or her own kitchen!) or spending time with her awesome husband and baby daughter Jovi.

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