Pay It Forward
We facilitate a Pay it Forward model for payment of all services. This model enables those who can afford to pay a little extra to donate to those who cannot. For those who request a Pay it Forward donation, there is a short eligibility assessment to be completed prior to services rendered.
Patron might pay $9 for their quart of broth, which “Pays Forward’ $3 to somebody in the Seed Tier who might only have $3 for their broth.
The Inspiration for Pay It Forward
Stephanie Austin, H.H.P. , one of our guest teachers with Wellness by Mother Nature, implemented this program model after a trial-run with her former Holistic Health Consulting business in Nevada. Originally inspired by the movie of the same name, "Pay It Forward," Stephanie has since helped local Wellness Centers and TheWKRC add the Pay It Forward program to their services. The thought of such a system as 'paying for the next patron' has made news headlines across the nation including Starbucks, where patrons of the popular coffeehouse chain bought the beverage of the person behind them in the drive-thru. This lasted numerous hours and continues to repeat on occasion such as in February 2012 in the San Luis Obispo county town, Atascadero. Another headliner is the raw food restaurant Cafe Gratitude with their 'Grateful Bowl,' which served over 85,000 people within the first 20 months of the program. It is through the generosity of individuals that we affect the well-being of thousands, one person at a time.
Even if you're not a local resident, you can still contribute to the Pay It Forward program at TheWKRC using the Safe and Secure PayPal on the left. Locals can contribute at our Pay It Forward station at the Kitchen.