An 8 year ride for kids

Put an end to Bullying & Adolescent Suicide

In year 3 of this mission, I introduced a bicycle ride to my travels to raise
awareness about issues kids are having to deal with at far too young an age.
Bullying and Adolescent Suicide are two of these challenging burdens most kids
will unfairly have to overcome throughout the remainder of their lives. At rides
end we will have ridden enough miles to traveled the perimeter of the earth, twice.
My mission on this ride has but one focus: To save kids lives.

Kindness Initiative for Schools

August 22nd, 2014

For the next four weeks, I along with a few volunteers will promote an initiative for the school year. I need many more volunteers!!
The initiative is below:

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Role Model for All

August 20th, 2014

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Jahquan is a role model to friends. An honor student and a standout athlete, he had nothing but praise for the One Million Acts of Kindness mission. What a nice young man. Thank you Jahquan!

Kindness for the Kindness Bicycle

August 18th, 2014

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A huge act of kindness. Blazing Saddle Cycle owners Travis Peebles (pictured) and James Rychak fixed the Kindness Bicycle, gratis!! It was down to 1 gear out of 21. Thank you!!! Check them out at: www.blazingsaddlecleveland.com

Beautiful Words

August 16th, 2014

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A week or so ago, I invited young woman to write some words on the Blue Bird of Kindness for the world to see. The beautiful words she shared, are words of comfort for all of us. I love the hope she offers in her last two words.

Twenty Months Ago Today

August 14th, 2014
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I wrote the following blog twenty months ago in order to inspire others…hopefully many of you have acted upon its message.

It is hard to believe that a month has passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. So much time and energy has been put into covering this story. City, state and federal branches of government have, and will work, to draft legislation to protect children. Countless groups, schools, churches and individuals have done amazing charitable acts of kindness to comfort, directly or indirectly, for others since that tragic day.

All of us should use an event like this to comfort those in need, especially the youngest in our society. Don’t wait another moment, for months, turn into years

Blog Interview

August 12th, 2014
Thank you to Jeff Bogart for the interview about my travels to spread an awareness of kindness.
The nearly one hour long interview can be accessed on the link below .

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jbogey/2014/08/13/bob-votruba-a-bus-a-bike-and-a-boston-terrier

It’s a Parade !!

August 10th, 2014

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Thousands of spectators in Mayfield Heights, Ohio watched as the Blue Bird of Kindness rolled by on this picture-perfect afternoon. Having visited all of the elementary schools in this community, many times, the children in the crowd were excited to see this beautiful bus once again.
With Bogart resting in the comfort of an air conditioned home, dozens of them wondered aloud, “Where’s Bogart!!”