Archive for April, 2016

The Herren Project

Saturday, April 30th, 2016


Pam Rickard of The Herren Project approached me today to learn of my mission. It turns off there are so many overlaps with what they do and what I do at we will certainly outline some undertaking in the future.
Please check on to see the wonderful things they are accomplishing with people who have addictions and are abused.

Double Take

Thursday, April 28th, 2016


I love when people see me years after initially spotting me on either Kindness Bicycle or in the Kindness Bus. This family from Michigan however, spotted me in a neighborhood of Cleveland and on the following day saw me on the other side of town and had to stop and talk with me. They said it was very brave of me to do what I’m doing. I told him it wasn’t bravery, it was a very big passion for helping to make kid’s lives better.

One Million Acts of Kindness Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016


Today is the day!!
This event always takes place on April 27th. This incredible event challenges you to do as many acts of kindness as you possibly can during the course of this day.
Have fun!
Being kind and performing kind acts should always be fun

Puppy Break

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016


I have arrived back in Northeast, Ohio where I will spend the next several weeks. Within 15 minutes of arriving here I was out on the Kindness bicycle connecting with students and their parents heading home from school. The messages on Kindness Bicycle are always the center of conversation. I took a much deserved break when I saw a Boston terrier who looked almost identical to Bogart. Of course I had to hold this wonderful girl named Lily. Don’t tell Bogart please!

Double Your Pleasure

Sunday, April 24th, 2016


It has been a long time coming, but the two Kindness Buses have finally met.
Professor Bryan Katz of Virginia Tech, has taken ownership of the original Kindness Bus. This bus will be used on the Virginia Tech campus, the Blacksburg, Virginia schools, events and all throughout this region where much healing is still needed.
I am so thrilled that this bus has come full circle.

Thirty Two Coats of Paint

Friday, April 22nd, 2016


I spent two days on the Virginia Tech campus connecting with faculty, administration and students. The ninth anniversary of the tragedy on this campus has just passed. Thirty-two lives were lost on that day. The center rear window of the Kindness Bus is dedicated to Virginia Tech. I thought a nice addition to that window would be for 32 individuals to paint a different color of paint over the words “end all forms of hatred.”
Everyone was so appreciative of our visit to their campus and honoring the 32 individuals with a separate coat of paint.

Charleston Diocese

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


One of my favorite people to visit while I am in Charleston, South Carolina is Sister Sandra Makowski.
Once again she gave the Kindness Bus Tour the red carpet treatment. The Diocese of Charleston, where she is Chancellor, has built a new office compound all on one campus. She took the time to introduce me to all of the employees, Bogart was a huge hit. The new building has an incredible view over some of the low country of South Carolina.