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Campaign encourages ‘paying it forward’

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In an effort to raise good cheer and promote the concept of “pay it forward,” the school district recently kicked off a campaign called “Anchor Wareham in Positivity.’’ Organizers printed up 1,000 cards that feature Wareham High’s Viking mascot and text that says: “Ahoy, Viking! You are now sailing with good cheer, courtesy of a thoughtful neighbor. Now, it’s your turn to brighten someone’s day. Pay for coffee. Share encouraging words. Make small talk. Donate to a cause. Whatever you’d like! Give this card to the next Viking and go online to share your story.” The campaign has its own page on the district’s website, www.warehamps.org/cheer, which features comments from people who have done a good deed or been the recipient of one. Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood said the goal is to encourage “random acts of kindness” and spread the word about the good things happening in Wareham and its schools. “It’s just starting,” said Shaver-Hood. “We hope it will become contagious.”

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