Campbell Patch receives letters to the Editor from time to time and publishes them here. Campbell Mayor Evan Low sent the following proclamation, to share with our readers:
Whereas, the aim of the Pay it Forward concept is to promote community spirit through intentional acts of kindness; and
Whereas, the Pay it Forward novel, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde in 2000, has inspired the creation of a movie, a non-profit foundation,and a movement that has been vital in inspiring millions of good deeds all over the world; and
Whereas, Pay it Forward Day was created in 2007 in Australia to further the altruistic movement of goodwill; and
Whereas, Pay it Forward Day is a worldwide effort being supported by people in more than 52 countries on 6 continents; and
Whereas, Pay it Forward Day encourages people to do good deeds for others without asking for anything in return except for recipients to pay it forward to others in need; and
Now, therefore I, Evan Low, Mayor of the City of Campbell, do hereby proclaim Thursday, April 25, 2013 as Pay it Forward Day in the city of Campbell and urge all citizens to observe this day with activities and acts of kindness that demonstrate and celebrate selfless giving.
In light of the Boston tragedy and in hope of getting citizens to contribute to humanity in a positive way, I have signed this proclamation.
-Mayor Evan Low