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  • Pay It Forward: Jesse's Bags

    Pay It Forward: Jesse's Bags

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:59:31 GMT
    It's tough not to spend a ton on school supplies these days, but one northern Virginia mother is trying to help ease that burden for other families.  From new clothes to new shoes to new backpacks, and the supplies that go in them, Sherry Robinson is doing what she can—and teaching a lesson in the process.
    It's tough not to spend a ton on school supplies these days, but one northern Virginia mother is trying to help ease that burden for other families.  From new clothes to new shoes to new backpacks, and the supplies that go in them, Sherry Robinson is doing what she can—and teaching a lesson in the process.
  • Pay It Forward: Musical Cop

    Pay It Forward: Musical Cop

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:33:59 GMT
    This person has two very different identities. That is one part of this story. The other part, though, has everything to do with realizing your own dream so that others can too.
    This person has two very different identities. That is one part of this story. The other part, though, has everything to do with realizing your own dream so that others can too.
  • Online company hides Nationals tickets around DC area, hopes others pay it forward

    Online company hides Nationals tickets around DC area, hopes others pay it forward

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:26:52 GMT
    It was a strange sight for many people in D.C. and Virginia on Tuesday. Baseball plates were placed near the Metro stops and under those plates were a special gift: free Nationals tickets!
    It was a strange sight for many people in D.C. and Virginia on Tuesday. Baseball plates were placed near the Metro stops and under those plates were a special gift: free Nationals tickets!
  • Pay It Forward: Savvy bargain shopping teen helps start library at cancer center

    Pay It Forward: Savvy bargain shopping teen helps start library at cancer center

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:32:33 GMT
    If the children are our future, then this Pay It Forward story will have us all feeling good about tomorrow.
    If the children are our future, then this Pay It Forward story will have us all feeling good about tomorrow.
  • Woodbridge family gets generous donation to help get service dog for their autistic son

    Woodbridge family gets generous donation to help get service dog for their autistic son

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-06-05 23:14:45 GMT
    Some children with severe autism have been helped by the soothing power of a service dog. That is why Amy Hoffmann and her family have been desperately trying to raise $13,000 needed to have a service dog trained for their son, Eiji.
    Some children with severe autism have been helped by the soothing power of a service dog. That is why Amy Hoffmann and her family have been desperately trying to raise $13,000 needed to have a service dog trained for their son, Eiji.
  • Pay It Forward: Combat-Ready Balm

    Pay It Forward: Combat-Ready Balm

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-05-27 23:00:53 GMT
    In this week’s Pay It Forward, we give you the chance to truly help some veterans who have sacrificed in the name of service.
    In this week’s Pay It Forward, we give you the chance to truly help some veterans who have sacrificed in the name of service.
  • Pay It Forward: Tidal Wave of Kindness

    Pay It Forward: Tidal Wave of Kindness

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:56:42 GMT
    By now, hopefully you are familiar with our Pay It Forward campaign. Well, we are going to show you how you can actually do a little paying it forward yourself. This is fun because this is a story about someone who is paying it forward by issuing orders of opportunity to all of us to do the same.
    By now, hopefully you are familiar with our Pay It Forward campaign. Well, we are going to show you how you can actually do a little paying it forward yourself. This is fun because this is a story about someone who is paying it forward by issuing orders of opportunity to all of us to do the same.
  • Pay It Forward Follow-Up: Head-shaving event raises nearly $40K to help fund childhood cancer research

    Pay It Forward Follow-Up: Head-shaving event raises nearly $40K to help fund childhood cancer research

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:53:59 GMT
    Abby Furco nearly lost her life to a rare form of leukemia. But with the help of a new drug, she survived. When her mother, Patty, found out the St. Baldrick's Foundation was responsible for discovering that drug, she vowed to pay it forward.
    Abby Furco nearly lost her life to a rare form of leukemia. But with the help of a new drug, she survived. When her mother, Patty, found out the St. Baldrick's Foundation was responsible for discovering that drug, she vowed to pay it forward.
  • Pay It Forward: Couple who found love helping people overcome homelessness

    Pay It Forward: Couple who found love helping people overcome homelessness

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-02-05 23:19:12 GMT
    Against all odds, the couple you are about to meet found each other and fell in love. But what may be even more inspirational is they also found a higher calling to help those overcome the same struggles they once faced. They are the epitome of "paying it forward."
    Against all odds, the couple you are about to meet found each other and fell in love. But what may be even more inspirational is they also found a higher calling to help those overcome the same struggles they once faced. They are the epitome of "paying it forward."
  • Pay It Forward: Volunteers step up to help Serve DC shovel snow for elderly residents

    Pay It Forward: Volunteers step up to help Serve DC shovel snow for elderly residents

    Thursday, January 23 2014 7:56 PM EST2014-01-24 00:56:13 GMT
    We went out to check on the snow and ice on the sidewalks in D.C. and found that many were still in desperate need of a shovel. The problem is we have a lot of older people in the city and there is just no way they can handle shoveling their walks on their own. We found a big need out there, and as it turns out, when people saw that need, they stepped up in a big way.
    We went out to check on the snow and ice on the sidewalks in D.C. and found that many were still in desperate need of a shovel. The problem is we have a lot of older people in the city and there is just no way they can handle shoveling their walks on their own. We found a big need out there, and as it turns out, when people saw that need, they stepped up in a big way.
  • Pay It Forward: Our Neighbor's Child gets a big surprise!

    Pay It Forward: Our Neighbor's Child gets a big surprise!

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-01-21 19:32:18 GMT
    We kicked off our new Pay It Forward segments in a big way on Tuesday morning.  Kelly Lavin, who runs the northern Virginia charity called Our Neighbor's Child, has been giving back to families in need for years, and this time, it was her turn to receive!
    We kicked off our new Pay It Forward segments in a big way on Tuesday morning.  Kelly Lavin, who runs the northern Virginia charity called Our Neighbor's Child, has been giving back to families in need for years, and this time, it was her turn to receive!
  • UPDATE: FOX 5 viewers step forward to help family in need

    UPDATE: FOX 5 viewers step forward to help family in need

    Friday, January 17 2014 9:07 PM EST2014-01-18 02:07:02 GMT
    FOX 5 viewers saw the story of a local family in need, and they’ve stepped forward to help. They were touched by the story of a student who is thriving despite incredible adversity, and their generosity is making a difference for the family’s future.
    FOX 5 viewers saw the story of a local family in need, and they’ve stepped forward to help. They were touched by the story of a student who is thriving despite incredible adversity, and their generosity is making a difference for the family’s future.
  • Chance brought them together: Mentor and young girl form lifelong bond

    Chance brought them together: Mentor and young girl form lifelong bond

    Monday, January 13 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-01-13 20:07:30 GMT
    FOX 5’s Beth Parker shares a story of how mentoring helped change the life of one member of the FOX 5 family.
    FOX 5’s Beth Parker shares a story of how mentoring helped change the life of one member of the FOX 5 family.
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