Archive for May, 2016

Thank You

Monday, May 30th, 2016


Service Learning

Saturday, May 28th, 2016


“Are you awake?” were the words that appeared as a text from Mike Rubin, Service Learning teacher from Aurora High School in Ohio. Mike had just passed by Kindness Bus in his car and wondered if I wanted a coffee.
The Service Learning class was one of my favorite talks I did almost 2 years ago. A class of 18 students has now grown to 80 students. The students learn to discover the passion inside for helping others in their community and surrounding area. Mike invited me back to talk to his class once again when I return to Northeast Ohio in September. I am looking forward to being inspired and helping to inspire.
Oh yes, thanks for the coffee and muffins Mike!

Flags to Honor

Thursday, May 26th, 2016


As we head into Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer, it is important to remember the freedoms we have and why we are able to celebrate those freedoms.
Hundreds of thousands of men and women have given their lives to provide freedom for all of us.
It was a privilege to do my small part today in honoring these brave men and women by placing flags at veteran’s grave sites at a local cemetery here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Maltz Museum

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is an annual visit for me every time I am in Northeast, Ohio. One of the most important messages taught to children of this community is to stop hatred across our world.
Everyone of us as adults need to help our children understand this very important message. Hats off to this museum for keeping the message of stopping hatred in the minds of all of us

National Police Week

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016


Everywhere I have traveled across the nation I am so grateful to have a police presence in the cities and states I visit. Knowing that they are there to protect and serve and keep us all safe from harm gives me peace of mind.
Every year, for a week in mid June it is National Police Week. Honoring those who have given their lives in the line of duty is the reason for this weeklong celebration. I try to do my part in honoring whenever I can

More Press for the Kindness Bus Tour

Friday, May 20th, 2016


Thank you to Linda Kinsey for helping to saturate northeast Ohio newspapers with a story about One Million Acts of Kindness. Bogart and I love all the press we can muster to help spread our grassroots mission.
This wonderful, People and their Pets feature is a very popular subject matter across the country.

The Arc

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


Thank you to Michael Drops, education and training specialist of The Arc in greater Cleveland. This national organization, founded 60 years ago, helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Because so many of these individuals are bullied I made sure to visit their offices to talk to Michael in great detail about helping to put an end to bullying.
Putting people first, The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.