Archive for March, 2014

Lulu Carter

Friday, March 14th, 2014


A woman who is doing amazing work with children throughout the world is Lulu Carter. She started a program for children in Naples, Florida that helps children learn valuable life lessons while teaching them about the arts.
Her website is a great way to learn about her passion for helping children.

House of Gaia

Thursday, March 13th, 2014


House of Gaia is an amazing place. Lulu Carter, the driving force behind this facility, inspires children with wonderful lessons in life while teaching them about the arts. Every time I come here I learn something new about the good she is doing for kids around the world.
A couple of groups of children painted a beautiful mural, with the helping hand of Lulu, during my two visits over the past couple of weeks. A big thanks for them to improve upon the beauty of “Blue Bird.”
The words added alongside of the mural are: Children are precious gifts from God. Nurture them. Let them grow…like beautiful flowers. It is our duty as adults, to make sure, this is the only outcome!

Networking with Hodges University

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


Naples resident, Stacey Healy has begun promoting One Million Acts of Kindness throughout the Collier County region. Her tie to the local schools will be a big plus in keeping kindness on the “front burner.”
Today we stopped at Hodges University for a meeting with Student Development Coordinator, Judie Fox and Ambassador Chairperson, AJ Fielding. Great things could be in store for an annual event on this campus. Stay tuned for updates.

Bogart’s Finishing Touch

Sunday, March 9th, 2014


One of the favorite panels on the Kindness Bus is the “Rescue Dog on Board” message. Blue Bird will have one panel on each side with this message. Bogart was all too eager to make his mark on both the panels. He loved the fact he had an audience watch him and that he got a huge treat after creating his masterpiece. Blue Bird now officially looks like home.

Let’s Have a Painting Party!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014


It is always nice to have several helping hands when it comes time to paint Blue Bird, especially when two of them are artists. I am nearing the end of the main parts of Blue Bird being completed. It has been a long two months of painting, but well worth the time spent to make this new addition look almost like the old. Thank you to one and all.

Spring Into Kindness

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


The 3rd annual “Spring into Kindness” day, is the brainchild of Hope Chase from Santa Monica, California. On Thursday, March 20th, the first day of spring this year, you are asked to surprise someone with an act of kindness.

It’s that simple. Go ahead! “Spring into Kindness.”

Troop by Troop Grass Roots Effort

Saturday, March 1st, 2014


Girl Scout troops across the country are loving our fun patches for their uniforms.
If you are part of a Girl Scout troop, please contact me about earning a One Million Acts of Kindness patch.
On the One Million Acts of Kindness website is a box that says Kindness Certificate, any Girl Scout who agrees to have a mindset of kindness as a goal in her life, then prints one of the certificates with her name on it, frames it and hangs it on her wall in her bedroom gets a patch. The certificate is free. We do ask that a parent make a donation of any amount to cover the cost of the patch and mailing.
We ask that the other girls and troop leaders are made aware of this program so they would choose to do the same. We are trying to grow this grassroots effort across the country.
Thank you for your continued interest.
Kindness always,
Bob Votruba and Bogart too!!

P.S. We hope that the girl moves this certificate with her as she moves from home to home throughout her lifetime, serving as a reminder that she has embraced kindness as a core value in her life, bringing only goodness to others as she travels her beautiful journey in life.
This is our wish for all the children of the world, your daughter included.