Pay it forward: A great way to support your community

When Quebec started easing restrictions and reopening businesses, Desjardins Group sprang in action and created the Pay It Forward program to give people an easy way to help local economies. In total, the program has a budget of $1,000,000 to help communities bounce back from a difficult few months.

Immediate impact thanks to your participation and engagement

Since the Pay It Forward program began, 20 campaigns have popped up on the La Ruche crowdfunding platform. Many of them have already surpassed their initial goals—some by up to 300%! Your participation, paired with the hard work and leadership of key players who identify urgent needs in their communities, is what makes this project such a success.

You can still participate: new campaigns are on the way!

Want to help? Buy gift cards from local merchants or donate to support organizations. Until August 31, 2020, Desjardins will match the money raised by each eligible campaign up to $25,000 or 100% of the campaign goal. These funds will go directly to the participating organizations.

To learn more and contribute, go to the Pay It Forward page - External link. This link will open in a new window. on the La Ruche website.