ROME, N.Y.--- Holly Knapp Lubeck was going through a tough time in her life when a person she did not know helped her.
Holly asked for the person's name and what they wanted in return, but all the person said to her was to "pay it forward", and that's exactly what she has been doing.
She started the Pay it Forword campaign (Forward with an O) to ensure less fortunate kids have a happy holiday season.
The campaign is mostly run through Facebook that allows the public to personally sponsor a child in need this Christmas.
She had to close the campaign for this season because she still has over 100 families that need sponsoring with many more trying to join in.
In order for her to reopen, she needs the community's help. She asks those willing to donate to join the Facebook group and sponsor a family in need.
Since she started the campaign, she said that help has been overwhelming and it grows each year.
"It just grew into something where everybody is helping everybody and it's my little baby," said Lubeck.
Donations can also be accepted at a donation box at her house 911 Cayuga Street in Rome or through the Facebook page.