Welcome to Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation’s home. Throughout history, great minds have attempted to capture our hearts and remind us that helping those less fortunate is not an option, but the duty of all mankind.
In 1204 Moses ben Maimon wisely instructed us with great expectation to: Anticipate charity by preventing poverty, assist the reduced fellowman, either by a considerable gift, or a sum of money, or by teaching him a trade, or by putting him in the way of business, so that he may earn an honest livelihood, and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and the summit of charity’s golden ladder.
If we all had listened to wise counsel through the years, we might not have the ever increasing numbers of families and children in need. Sean and Beth Payton, founders of Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation have embraced this duty throughout their lives and now through this foundation.
We have a dream here…..to be able to meet the need whatever it might be, and, although it is truly a golden ladder in terms of expense, it is one we most certainly must climb if we are to do our duty.
We invite you to join us as we “play it forward” one family, one child at a time. Together, if persistant, we will make a difference.