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.

Thank You for Being Kind

January 16th, 2018

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Bogart and Bob want to thank everyone who took part in Collier County Kindness Awareness Week. Thank you for making Collier County an even kinder place than it already is.

MLK Day

January 15th, 2018

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Very warm welcome at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Naples, Florida.  There were so many familiar faces of students and parents from the schools across Collier County.

Well Worth It

January 14th, 2018

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When you receive a note like this, you realize all the work of promoting Collier County Kindness Awareness Week is well worth the time spent:
“Today you came to my school and showed us your program, poem, and Bogart. I am the little 5th grader girl who said Thank you and you’ve inspired me to do more. I have been doing 50 acts of kindness a day.”

Great Groups of Students

January 13th, 2018

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650 students from Gulf Coast Charter Academy South in Naples, Florida wrote letters to first responders and seniors as wonderful acts of kindness. We visited their campus today and did several kindness programs out and around the Kindness Bus. It was huge fun for everyone. Thank you to everyone who played a part in making today’s visit a great success.

 

Naples United Church of Christ Childrens’ Group

January 12th, 2018

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The children’s group at Naples United Church of Christ was so appreciative of Bogart coming to visit them today. They kept me on my toes with all the wonderful questions and interest in the importance of kindness. Thank you to everyone for making this a very memorable visit during Collier County Kindness Awareness Week.

Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

January 11th, 2018

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Thank you to Kelly Capolino, all the volunteers, and the 13 young men of the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County for the wonderful Acts of kindness during this Collier County Kindness Awareness Week.
This week the young men of JMOI  The Junior Men of Initiative mentoring program at the Boys & Girls club of Collier county have committed to a Plan of 13 individual Acts of Kindness, a thank you note and a random gift.

13 young boys have committed to be kind.
Here is what each young man committed to:
Gardy
Help people at school that need help with something I can help with
Marcel
Help someone this week who does not expect it.
Nic
To give compliments people don’t expect and help them.
Erven
Help others with their homework
Christopher
Help  a person that may need my help
Brandon
Open door for someone
Rowinsky
Be respectful to those I see like opening the door
Luck
Let someone in before me through the door
Michael
Help someone when they get their books knocked out of their hands
Gigi
Help someone with homework
Felix
Help someone with homework
Jalen
Help someone with groceries at the store
Noel
Stop people who are bullying

Group project
Each of the 13 young boys will hand a Thank you or Have a great day note or card to a teacher or someone who can use a good note

2nd group project – random act of gifting
All 13 young men chose a toy to gift to someone and report back the act.

Remembering Kindness

January 10th, 2018

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A very kind Elizabeth from Lake Park Elementary knows the importance of being kind and loves that Collier County celebrates Kindness Awareness Week. Elisabeth remembers many of the details from our program at her school two years ago.