PAY IT FORWARD

in collaboration with Eat Drink Lex!

HOW TO PAY-IT-FORWARD

Pick a business of your choice to purchase a gift card donation and select an anonymous recipient (like a nurse, teacher, or someone who recently suffered a lay-off). The business you selected the gift card for will do their work to get your pay-it-forward gift card to someone in need. You can also send the gift card to someone you know to enjoy a delivered or curbside meal, virtual art classes, virtual yoga session, and so much more! To send to someone you know, forward your gift card receipt to the business of choice and request a name/email for the business to forward the gift card to your recipient!

GREAT NEWS! You can also choose to donate the gift card to the Coronavirus Response Fund that will ensure your donated gift card benefits a family or individual in need. To receive a charitable tax deduction for your donation of $250 or more, please email a receipt of your donation to Blue Grass Community Foundation at responsefund@bgcf.org.

Anything helps our community during this time. #LEXSTICKTOGETHER because, together, we'll get through this.

HOW IT WORKS FOR BUSINESSES

Do you use Square® for your business? Register your local restaurant, bar, coffee shop, winery or other small business where customers can share a little kindness.

We've created a Pay-It-Forward platform! Donors can pick a business of their choice to purchase a gift card and select an anonymous recipient (like a nurse, teacher, or someone who recently suffered a lay off). The business selected for the gift card will do their work to get the pay-it-forward gift card to someone in need (if you need help with a social campaign to help get the gift card to a recipient that's unspecific, please email us at hello@barleyandrye.co). Donors can also send the gift card to someone they know (they will forward you gift card receipt with name and email of recipient who should be forwarded the gift card) to enjoy your delivered or curbside meals, virtual art classes, virtual yoga sessions, etc.!

Step 1 – Click the “Register” button and sign into your Square® account. The Permissions screen will pop-up for the Bookthisxyz platform. Click “allow” so that Bookthis.xyz Pay-it-Forward can create orders and place payments directly into your account. There is a small processing fee of $1 involved.

Step 2 – Let us know how customers would recognize you by entering your brand name. Make sure you give us an email address so that we can send you notifications of Pay-it-Forward gift cards.

Step 3 – Share on your social media. We’re in this together and rising tides float all boats. If you'd like some guidance on how to implement a social media campaign, contact us at hello@barleyandrye.co to schedule a free* 30 minute strategy session.

*To be eligable your business must be participating in the Pay it Forward Campaign.

Donate directly to the Coronavirus Response Fund

The Coronavirus Response Fund is a coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners who united to create a Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of Kentucky's current Coronavirus pandemic.

*a partnership of United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Community Foundation*

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