Archive for August, 2015

Walk, Run, and Ride

Sunday, August 30th, 2015


When a three-year-old is diagnosed with cancer, you give them all the love you possibly can. You can also get all your friends together to support them in many ways. Today, Team Hague ran a 5K race on this early morning Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio. They, along with three thousand others, raised tens of thousands of dollars to help cure childhood cancer.

First Glance

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Noelle and Alicia stopped me as I rode along to learn about One Million Acts of Kindness. They started an organization called First Glance which helps at-risk teenagers have a helping hand at navigating challenges  of living with gangs and drugs in their neighborhood. This Christ based group is doing wonderful work. You can visit them

Walk This Way

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


This was such a wonderful act of kindness to witness. I watched as she pressed the button to cross the street and then struggled to start on her way. This kind, caring gentleman walked up to her and asked if she needed a helping hand. What a great role model for all of us.


Monday, August 24th, 2015
The Kindness Bus is in dire need of mechanical repairs…and we don’t have the funds. It is imperative that we have a fundraiser. I am also asking for support for the 2015-2016 school year expenses.
The link below will take you to our fundraising page and video. Please help us by doing your part in supporting this noble mission.
Thank you,
Bob Votruba and Bogart too!!

Its Been Nearly 1000 Days

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

November 23, 2013-SANDY HOOK, CT, USA: Nearly one year after Adam Lanza opened fire on a classroom full of students killing 25 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his mother at their home nearby. The town has struggled to reclaim its identity as a quaint New England town. A "Welcome to Sandy Hook" sign of angels hung along highway 34 in Sandy Hook Ct. (Robert Stolarik for JJIE)

The following words are from a hand out sheet I used on my 20 hour plus 6 extra miles ride this past 12/14/12 2nd anniversary ride.

The following words are meant only to inspire you, They are not meant to be mean spirited.

Our hearts were torn two years ago when we heard of the Sandy Hook tragedy. We were all touched to the very core because of the innocence of these first grade children. Many of us wept openly.

We all wish that events like this would never happen.

We all want to see a better world for all children.

It has been nearly 1,000 days!

What have you done to help children in need?

Please use this call to action as a catalyst in your life to bring comfort to a child who may need the loving kindness you can bring to his or her life.

Friends at the Sandy Hook Diner

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015


Thank you to Ellie (owner of the Sandy Hook Diner), Bob, Christine and the St. Rose of Lima 4pm friend for the red carpet, open arms, breakfast is on the house, welcome wagon treatment to their hometown. The Sandy Hook Diner is the happening place to say the very least. Standing Room Only!

Ben’s Bells Kindness Email

Thursday, August 20th, 2015


Hi Tricia,
Congratulations on all the wonderful work you are doing to promote kindness in this world. Your new space in Bethel is so very welcoming and I know you will have huge success in helping comfort those in need. I can see the move from Newtown went very well.
Thank you for inviting me to visit your studio it was a very special time on my trip here to Bethel/Newtown/Sandy Hook.
Sam, your studio manager gave me a wonderful tour. Camryn, one of your volunteers was excited about creating a kindness club at her high school. They all embody your motto, “Be kind.
Kindness always,
Bob Votruba and Bogart too