Join Pelican State Credit Union in paying it forward this holiday season.

Now through Dec. 15, Pelican State in Jackson and Zachary is offering residents a chance to win $500 for themselves and $500 for the charity of their choice.

To win, post a photo of yourself doing a good deed on the wall of Pelican’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pelicanstatecreditunion.

Once you’ve posted your photograph, you will be entered into the drawing to win. For each picture you post — a maximum of five are allowed — you gain an entry into the drawing.

Ways to pay it forward include volunteering at a local charity, rescuing an animal, donating blood, paying for the person in front of you in the drive-thru or grocery line, planting a tree, sending supplies to military troops, participating in a toy or coat drive … the list goes on.

To enter or win, you do not have to be a member of Pelican State Credit Union, but you must be a Louisiana resident age 18 or older.

For additional contest details, visit pelicanstatecu.com/giveaway.

Last year, Louisiana humanitarian Terrell Lewis was randomly selected as Pelican’s first Pay It Forward winner. He paid his $500 forward to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s food pantry in Baton Rouge.

Pay It Forward is one of the ways Pelican gives back to its branch communities, which include Jackson and Zachary.