Kindness Rocks

Seventy-five second graders at Briar Glen Elementary in Wheaton, IL painted kind, positive, uplifting words on rocks to be distributed throughout the community. Students placed these rocks in thoughtful spots where they would brighten someone’s day. According to their teacher, Mrs. Gower, “The goal for the project was to put joy into the community while teaching our students what a …

Valentine’s Day Love

For Valentine’s day, we partnered with Chicago-area high school student, Joy, and the club she founded, The Wheaton North DuPage PADS club. The mission of the organization is to supply resources and bring opportunities to the families at the Interim Housing Center (IHC) in DuPage County. The Club sponsored donation drives, fundraisers and various events over the last year at …

Pinewood Derby in Uganda

This project had us partnering with the Wangler family from Illinois. Mom, dad and three kids headed to the Kireka community in Kampala, Uganda. Their plan was to put on a pinewood derby for the kids in the village.   According to the family, “While many people in the U.S. have at least heard of the term “pinewood derby,” this …

Send a Smile Today

Seventy-five second graders at Briar Glen Elementary made uplifting greeting cards for “Send A Smile Today.” These cards are sent once a month to cancer patients anywhere in the United States. According to the teacher who led the project, “The project was a huge success. The students learned how to uplift others through letter writing. The cards will make someone’s …

Buddy Cards

Our latest project had us partnering with Buddy Cards, Inc. in Florida. From the project application, “Buddy Cards are handwritten and decorated cards that tell a silly story and photo of my dog Buddy or one of his animal friends. On average 500 Buddy cards are mailed monthly to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, group homes, children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald …

HOPE Bags

We are so grateful to Street Angels, Inc. in Milwaukee and the third graders at Southwood Glen Elementary School in the Franklin Public School District for assembling 50 HOPE bags for first responders to distribute to our friends who are homeless and in need. This particular class of students has done multiple service projects for Street Angels since kindergarten and …

Feminine Care Support

Dunwoody, Georgia Amount Funded: $250 As female voices gain in strength in America, basic necessities continue to elude some women. One such example is the modest need for feminine care products. Sabra H.’s has coordinated with DeKalb County Georgia Schools to provide these items to five middle schools who have asked to be part of her Bat Mitzvah project. She …

Cope Notes

Tampa, Florida Amount Funded: $950 Not A Therapist is a peer counseling service that provides support and encouragement for mentally ill, addicted, and suicidal youths and young adults, specifically in the metal/hardcore/tattoo community. Right now, we are scaling our service to help more and more people! Browse our website to learn more: www.copenotes.com. This project will directly benefit mentally ill, …

Panther Pals

Panther Pals

Pell City, Alabama Amount funded: $800 Panther Pals is a group of special education students at Williams Intermediate School. Our club seeks ways to encourage other students, teachers, school staff and administrators. I now want my Panther Pals to give back to others in need with acts of kindness. This grant would help fund the necessary supplies to make jewelry, …