SPAN

September 27th, 2011

9-27-11Stopping for a visit at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder, Colorado, I met a very knowledgeable woman who is in charge of fund raising for this agency. Chelsea O’Neil is a former social worker, and having this background is perfect for connecting with prospective benefactors. She and I brainstormed some ideas for expanding the reach of The Kindness Bicycle Tour, now and in the long term. She came up with some great ideas for the One Million Acts Of Kindness website to help those who would like to volunteer and for those in need with an added feature of a “Do Something” and a “Need Help?” page. ¬†She also had some great thoughts on the curriculum they use in schools to educate through a youth violence prevention course. All of this is part of the Safe House Alliance which can be accessed at; www.safehousealliance.org It was also recommended that I visit MESA to learn about their Peers Building Justice program. What a wonderful wealth of information Chelsea was for the future of my travels. Thank you Chelsea!
Today I met a beautiful, young family from Denmark; Peter, Annika and daughter Sally who are traveling in the US for the next month. Annika is an educator, specializing in teaching students with ADHD and Azperger’s syndrome. She loved the idea of having a goal of kindness in one’s life and was thrilled to learn of The Kindness Certificates on the website.

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