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.

Seniors Without Christmas

November 24th, 2014

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Many seniors have no one left in their lives to offer them a Christmas tiding or gift. Please make an effort to help a senior this Christmas season. It will mean the world to them.

Volunteer Week

November 22nd, 2014
“Ask not, what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” These words spoken by President Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961. It is a call to action for all of us.
Thanksgiving week, every year for me is where I take the time to volunteer. This year, because I am still recovering from retina surgeries, I will do a letter writing campaign to police officers to thank them for their work. Here are the words I am writing on the back of my Heroes flyer:
Thank you for all you do to protect us during these challenging times as a police officer.
Just wanted you to know that all of your work is greatly appreciated.
Kindness always,
Bob Votruba

Anahata in Naples

November 20th, 2014

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Hats off to Susanna Tocco in Naples, Florida for creating the Facebook page for Collier County Kindness Awareness Day this coming January 14th. She does so many kind acts for the Collier County community. Her current “drive” is to raise funds for 25 families who don’t have the money to buy a Christmas tree for their homes. Susanna does incredible acts of kindness like this all year long.

SPEA YAB Board

November 18th, 2014

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The Youth Advisory Board of the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance  in Cleveland, Ohio is a dedicated group of adolescents who are helping to educate students about the telltale signs of depression and suicide. What a beautiful act of comfort they are offering to others in their time of need.

A Few Words From the Heart

November 16th, 2014

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Last Christmas I sent out twelve thank-you cards to people who had beautiful yard displays located along my evening Bogart walks.
One of the cards I mailed was to a home that had the words, “dedicated to mom.” It struck an emotional chord within me.
I heard from the owner this week who asked if I could stop by with the Blue Bird of Kindness and shed some positive energy because they had to move out due to foreclosure. I hope my visit helped Charlie, Ashleigh and Sunnie in some small way.

Dichotomy

November 10th, 2014

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What an amazing dichotomy…two vehicles with completely different uses. One used with extreme hatred for the genocide of millions…another with the message of salvation of love for mankind.
Next to the entrance door of the bus are the words….”It’s a choice…choose love.”

Veterans Day Tomorrow

November 10th, 2014

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Let this year’s Veteran’s Day be a reminder to remember Veterans every day of the year.
To all Veterans, thank you for your service to our country.