Friday, November 16, 2012

Pay It Forward - Blackmores' 80 Deeds Campaign


One of my favourite movies which leaves a very lasting impact on me is Pay It Forward. I thought that the idea of simply lending a helping hand to another without accepting anything in return is simply meaningful. 

We do not need to give expensive stuff.. in fact we don't even need to give anything at all, for paying it forward can really just be a deed. And this act may seem all simple, but we never know how much it may matter to the recipients.

So when I got to know about Blackmores' 80 Deeds Campaign, it made me smile. 


This award winning lifestyle brand is celebrating their 80th Anniversary, by encouraging Malaysians from all walks of life to extend a kind deed to another Malaysian or furry animal.

This could be a family member, a friend, a colleague, a relative, even a frenemy.. well basically just about anyone! :)

This is in line with their concept of encouraging people to do good deeds to lead healthier and happier lives. Turning 80 celebrates their success in helping others through the years by providing quality healthcare products and information to the public. In fact, they are today known for their high quality vitamins and dietary supplements for a holistic approach to healthcare.

The good news is that there are also prizes for our acts.. with the Grand Prize being a 2 day/1 night stay at Avillion Port Dickson, and 8 other good deeds will receive a hamper worth RM800 each.

Now we know the prizes are only incentives as honestly it's what we do from the heart that counts. But if it does help & encourage us further, why not right? :) In fact, it will be nice seeing such initiative take off and grow the community!! 

*By definition, “good deeds are spontaneous acts of kindness, accommodation, generosity, benevolence, charity, assistance, sympathy or aid, all performed with the simple intention of being helpful with no expectation of compensation.



*To kick start this 80 Deeds Campaign, Blackmores led the way by doing the first deed. They are donating RM 80,000 worth of Blackmores supplements which have been pledged to old folks and underprivileged homes in the Klang Valley and Selangor. The team from Blackmores also hosted a 80th Anniversary celebration party with the children from Rumah Shelter and the old folks from Rumah Charis, during which this 80 Deeds Campaign was officially launched. Yay! :)


*To participate in the campaign, just send an email by 4th December 2012 to 80years80deeds@blackmores.com.my
Submit your full name, email, mobile number and a short description of your random deed of kindness in your submission! :)

3 comments:

Tekkaus said...

We do need to show more kindness to our unfortunate peers right? :D

Gareth said...

If you are interested in acts of kindness then please check out my blog: http://www.idonated.co.uk

The latest things I am doing to inspire others are for Red Nose Day and B-eat.

I'm just trying to do a good thing! :)

Anonymous said...

Blackmores is doing the right thing, contributing back to the community.