In remembrance of the horrid tragedy to our country on September 11, 2001, the Pay It Forward 9/11 campaign kicked off in September 2002. Texas native Kevin Tuerff began this annual tradition to honor every life lost in the 9/11 attacks with random acts of kindness
We are carrying on that tradition at The Christmas Haus and the Gettysburg Chocolate Market by honoring first responders and those in the medical field for their continued support of our community.
We honor the fallen heroes of 9/11 by honoring those who serve today. We love our first responders and want to show them a small token our appreciation for everything they do, everything they have done, and everything they will do to make our lives safer and healthier.
Between Sep. 4 and Sep. 11 any first responder who comes into The Gettysburg Chocolate Market, located at 9 Baltimore Street, and shows us their responder or medical ID badge will receive a free beverage of any kind. Coupon vouchers can also be obtained for redemption at The Chistmas Haus location in New Oxford.
It’s our way to say thank you and pay it forward! We also encourage all people to do something to “pay it forward,” with a random act of kindness for another person. Load an elderly person’s groceries for them, mow a neighbor’s lawn, hold a door for someone struggling with a baby carriage, or buy a to-go lunch for a homeless person.
Most of us are fortunate, so let’s use this time to pay it forward.