ABLE student, Carl Yoakem,
cooks sausage for Westminster Presbyterian's Hearty Italian Soup.
Proceeds from Westminster's Famous
Soup Sale provide GED Test Scholarships for ABLE students. With Westminster's help, more than 50 ABLE students now have their
GED's and can get jobs or better jobs.
What is Pay it Forward?
The HOPE Fund helps adults working with Common Good members to get jobs or better jobs by providing scholarships, grants and loans. In exchange, the adults “pay it forward” in service or money so others can get the help they need in the future. Pay It Forward helps ensure the HOPE Fund will be there to meet employment needs in our community forever!
Pay It Forward Projects
Westminster Presbyterian’s Famous Soup Sale is a successful Pay it Forward Project. ABLE GED students help Westminster’s Mission Committee make soup for their annual winter soup sale. This gives students an important opportunity to connect with community members and to raise money for HOPE Fund initiatives. Proceeds from the soup sale provide funding for local initiatives like GED Test Scholarships, Emergency Gas Vouchers and Emergency Book Loans.
The HOPE Fund Steering Committee welcomes opportunities to work with local community groups on Pay It Forward Projects like Westminster’s Famous Soup Sale. Projects like this foster important community connections and help the HOPE Fund develop a self-supporting, skilled workforce in our community.
To help with or organize a community project, call 330-624-7506 or email us at: email@example.com
Pay It Forward Opportunities
Check out our list of countywide Pay It Forward opportunities (PDF) and choose one of interest to you. Follow the volunteer instructions on the list. Be sure to call ahead to make arrangements.
Lee Peart, Chair
PO Box 190,
Burbank, Ohio 44214
Common Good, Inc.