Archive for January, 2016

Kindness in Business

Friday, January 22nd, 2016


The Kiwanis of East Naples kindly invited me to be the speaker at their breakfast meeting. This dozen or so business people who help in a very big way with charitable causes in Collier County are to be commended for their diligent work. This was a great way for me to connect with the business community in the Naples area and extend my reach for next years Collier County Kindness Awareness Day.

The Kind Students at Avalon

Thursday, January 21st, 2016


 I could tell from the moment I arrived on this campus how kind the students are. I think every single student who make contact with me said good morning at the beginning of the day and thank you at the end of the day. Someone is certainly doing a great job with the students, both at home and in school.
There are many kindness projects being undertaken at the same time at the school keeping a continual mindset of being kind. What a very nice visit to this campus.

Laurel Oak Elementary

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


Three kindness programs to the students at Laurel Oak Elementary school was all it took to put the students in a great mood and thinking about kindness for the rest of their school day. These students really paid attention to all the messages in our assemblies. There was such wonderful interaction between the students and Bogart. This is one very kind campus. Thank you to all.

Pinecrest Elementary in Immokalee

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


It was nearly an hour’s drive to Immokalee, Florida. Seeing these nearly 900 students with their smiling faces, fielding their wonderful questions and realizing their caring attitudes made it well worth the drive.
Three assemblies of classes K – 5 took us right up to lunchtime.
I felt like a celebrity when nearly every student tried to sit at my lunch table. It was a very welcoming group.

Kindness at Pelican Marsh Elementary

Monday, January 18th, 2016


Once again the students, faculty and parents gave us a huge welcome to their school. We talked with many grandparents and students before their kindness assembly began. Songs and kindness stories were the order of the day. This is always such a welcoming place. Of course Bogert stole the show!
Many, many thanks to anyone and everyone who played parts in this big celebration.

Kindness at Tommie Barfield Elementary

Sunday, January 17th, 2016


I always look forward to coming to Marco Island to return to Tommie Barfield Elementary school. This is one very special place and the students K – 5 always love seeing Bogart and the Kindness Bus pull onto their campus. Thank you to everyone who made this visit possible. See you guys again next year.

So Big So Bright Preschool

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

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What a special occasion it was to visit this preschool. The children, from ages two through four, sat through a wonderful puppet show and reading of Bogart’s book. They really enjoyed these fun lessons in kindness. Their parents and instructors asked many great questions.