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18 Mar 2021 


​​Has there been an occasion when someone brought you joy, or did a small yet meaningful act to pick you up on a gloomy day?

Remember that feeling of warmth and kindness? It’s something you could bring to others too!

With Pay It Forward Day coming up on 28 April, it’s a great time to kickstart your lifestyle of giving and help build a kinder community. Here are 6 ideas to inspire you!

Infographic on six ways to start a ripple of kindness on Pay It Forward Day.

1. Send encouraging, positive messages to 5 people and let them know you appreciate them


Sending a kind word to the people around you doesn’t take much time, and it could really make a difference to someone else’s day! You don’t have to wait till special occasions to show your loved ones that you care for them. Sending a simple text along the lines of “Hey, I was just thinking about you and wanted to check in and see how you're doing!” could make someone feel cherished!  

2. Treat a friend who needs cheering up


If you have a friend who is going through a tough period, lift them up with quality time and a meal. 


It doesn’t have to be an extravagant one; it will be meaningful all the same if it’s just a kopi or teh! What’s most important is to offer a listening ear or simply just be there for your friends when they need company!

3. Join the movement to help fellow Singaporeans by sharing CPF information


Join CPF as a volunteer to help those around you better understand and make informed decisions about their CPF savings. Don’t worry if you are not entirely familiar with CPF, training and resources will be provided!


If you’re interested in becoming a CPF volunteer, start by downloading the CPF Volunteering (CPFV) mobile app. This one-stop platform allows you to access CPF updates and useful resources, keep track of your volunteering journey, earn experience points and unlock achievements! 


You can download the CPFV mobile app for Android and iOS users.

4. Donate your pre-loved items that are still in good condition


Instead of throwing away items that you no longer need, you can donate them to lower-income individuals or families. You will be helping out those in need, while promoting a sustainable and circular economy. Do remember to check that your items are in good condition before making your donation! Organisations you could consider donating to include Pass-It-On, MINDS Shop and Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).

5. Teach your elderly relatives how to navigate the CPF Mobile App


Help your loved ones learn how to access their CPF information by showing them how to use the CPF Mobile App! They can then easily check on their CPF balances and keep track of their usage, amongst other functions. If they aren’t too familiar with technology, be patient with your instructions and give them a little more time to pick things up.


You can help them download the CPF Mobile App for Android and iOS users.

6. Show appreciation for your delivery personnel


Thanks to their hard work, our basic needs and comforts were met especially during the past year. A little tip, thank you message, or even a cold drink by the door can make their day! 


Know more ways you can spread kindness to those around you? Your small acts could go a long way, so start paying it forward today!

Information accurate as at 18/03/2021.