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WHEREAS, the aim of the Pay it Forward concept is to promote community spirit through acts of kindness, volunteerism, and charitable efforts; and

WHEREAS, the novel, "Pay it Forward," written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, has inspired the production of a film and has inspired a movement that has led to millions of touched lives around the world; and

WHEREAS, Pay it Forward Day was established in 2007 in Australia to further the altruistic movement of goodwill and to promote the ideals of philanthropy, service, and charitable causes and efforts, and has become a worldwide effort supported by people in more than 70 countries on six continents; and

WHEREAS, Pay it Forward Day encourages people to do good deeds for the benefit of others without compensation or requiring anything in return, and provides an opportunity for recipients to “pay it forward" by assisting others in need; and

WHEREAS, throughout our history, the Nevada family has shown remarkable commitment to community service, to meeting the needs of those who re less fortunate and vulnerable, and to overcoming challenges through unity inspired by selflessness and sacrifice for the benefit of others; and

WHEREAS, the idea of "service before self' continues to be a foundational principle of this administration, and all Nevadans are hereby encouraged to participate in Pay it Forward Day, supporting efforts to make a positive difference in our communities and in our great state through acts of charity and kindness, one good deed at a time;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 28, 2016 as

 PAY IT FORWARD DAY

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson