2018 KindnessCollective Participants
Charter for Compassion
We support the emergence of a global movement that brings the Charter for Compassion to life. To do so, we are a network of networks, connecting organizers and leaders from around the world, providing educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues for communication; sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration; providing the umbrella of the Charter for Compassion for conferences, events, collaborations, conversations and initiatives to create compassionate communities and institutions.
Simple Acts of Care and Kindness
The SACK foundation is focused on ensuring a better world--one built upon respect, chivalry, and goodwill--for many generations to come, through enriching lives by Simple Acts of Care and Kindness. SACK was founded in 1999 to generate and administer funds for the S.A.C.K. movement as well as for the annual World Kindness Youth Conference. Now, SACK develops materials and resources for teachers in schools and for students of all ages, inspiring a myriad of simple acts of care.
Kindagious is a community where acts of kindness are celebrated and inspired. Our goal is to build a kind world one act at a time, united behind the mission of “See the kind. Be the kind." The values and beliefs propagated by Kindagious are that kindness is universal and transcends national, religious, political and socioeconomic boundaries. Kindness leads to positive healthy human connection, builds trust, builds community, promotes physical and emotional health, and inspired kindness. Kindness is needed by all – not just the lovable-- and kindness is the path forward for a peaceful harmonious world.
Morgan and Susan Guess
The Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation was founded by mother and daughter duo, Susan and Morgan Guess, with the mission to create a kinder world by empowering young people to lift up their voices against bullying and for one another. The Guess Anti-Bullying foundation has become nationally recognized. They have been featured on CNN, co-wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, and were part of a task force that established a statewide bill that explicitly defines bullying and now protects all 640,000 Kentucky public school district students.
World Kindness USA
World Kindness USA is the peak national kindness body in the USA, and part of the greater global kindness movement. Will Glennon founded World Kindness USA, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Will also authored national bestselling book, Random Acts of Kindness, which inspired the creation of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, launched in 1995. He is currently Chairman of World Kindness, USA.
Learn more about Will here
Abel Caine is the Senior Project Officer and Head of Youth and Communications for the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. Read all about this incredible leader and his experiences here. The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is a UNESCO Category 1 Institute specialising in high-end research on innovative forms of education delivery with a focus on education for peace, sustainable development, and global citizenship.The Youth Programme aims to mobilize a critical mass of youth to massively engage high-quality, self-learning to confidently implement solutions as global citizens for peace and sustainable development.
Doing Good Together
Doing Good Together is a Minneapolis-based national non-profit that works to make volunteering and service, along with daily kindness, easy for every family. DGT was founded in 2004 on the belief that when parents engage with their children in community service, they pass along the spirit of giving and goodness to their sons and daughters, strengthen their families, and create a new generation of volunteers, philanthropists, and kind, caring adults. Ashley is the Director of Doing Good Together Silicon Valley (a newly launched location for DGT).
Kindness Matters: A Program of The Kindness Solution
The Kindness Solution is a community movement and platform that believes that kindness is the solution to every challenge we face individually and collectively. Kindness Matters is a program taught in schools to encourage children to accept and support each other and experience firsthand the profound power and impact of their thoughts, words, and actions, creating an environment based on inclusion and acceptance. Our goal is to send our children into the world with the operating principle of looking at every aspect of their lives through the lens of kindness.”
Kindfulness offers a new approach to the practice of kindness, focusing specifically on kindness habits within the workplace. They offer training programs for businesses and organizations to help build practical and sustained practices of kindness at work. Kindfulness addresses the question "how can we be kinder to each other in tangible ways to make our work environment healthier, happier, and more productive?"
#GlobalKindness Going Viral
#Global Kindness Going Viral is dedicated to educating children and families about kindness, mindfulness, compassion, environmental issues, and animal advocacy.We empower individuals and schools through after school programs and assemblies using social media, books, games, toys, music, technology (online and offline programs).
Gwen Lauren Meitchik
The Great Kindness Challenge
The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students accept the challenge and show the wold that KINDNESS MATTERS! This organization hopes to serve as many schools as possible during their annual kindness week, the next one being January 21-25, 2019 or the best week for your school!
Mark & Maria Haswell
Spread Kindness is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging individuals and groups to practice kindness in their everyday life. Their mission is to inspire, enlighten, and spread joy through the sincere kindness of people's hearts and actions. Spread Kindness was formed by a happy family of five who are passionate about the power of kindness. Spread Kindness holds regular events in the Bay offers and offers programs, tools and ideas to support "kindness-in-action."
Steve Ulrich and Paula Cole
Inspired2C is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to identify these simple, small actions that we can all take to create a better world. From everyday acts of kindness to reflecting on current issues, are meaningful steps that can strengthen relationships and the appreciation of humanity. Paula is a long time advocate of youth mentoring and believes that we each can help create an inclusive and sustainable economy. Steve is a software engineer who is always looking for ways to use technology for the greater good.
Compassion Games offers fun and creative ways to ignite and catalyze compassionate action in communities around the world. Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth. In the annual Compassion Games, competition becomes coopetition as teams and individuals challenge one another to strive together to make our planet a better place to live through community service, acts of kindness, and raising monies for local causes.
The Joy Team
The Joy Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Washington. The Joy Team began in 2009 when founder, Michele McKeag Larsen, and her daughter, Taryn Dehn Larsen, hit the streets of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, setting out notes of encouragement and inspiration. Soon later their non-profit was founded. Their mission is to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. They carry out this mission through various projects, including putting up huge joy billboards, events, and partnerships with The Junior Joy Team and a partnership with Hough Elementary and the PB & Joy Project!
Compassion Leaders is a training company that helps teams and organizations become more happy and profitable by empowering compassionate workplaces Certified teachers conduct workshops and hackathons in offices and off-site, globally and also offer trainings online. The trainings were created by Immanual Joseph, a former cancer scientist, a certified life coach and published author who has dedicated his life to bringing more compassion and happiness to workplaces. These unique programs are changing lives in companies around the world.
Kindness Matters is a campaign designed to change the way people interact with each other. It is the legacy of 13 year old Peyton A. James, who took his life after years of bullying. In this world of technology and constant communication, it’s often difficult to escape the ridicule that seems to be everywhere. The purpose of Kindness Matters is to change the dialogue that takes place between people every day. Making a change on a global level is a challenge and it isn't something that only needs to be done in schools or in sound-bites. It is something that everyone, both young and old, can work together to accomplish.
Alyssa and Tiffany Antoci
Strength Behind Stars
Alyssa, a young children's author, co-founded the non-profit organization, Strength Behind Stars, the mission of which is to "build kinder schools by promoting tolerance, respect and self-esteem by changing the culture so that kindness becomes the new norm in our schools." The current initiative is the Ambassadors for Kindness Program which provides in classroom curriculum to Pre-K through fifth grade classrooms. Alyssa travels throughout California with her mother, Tiffany, speaking about her book The Purple Marble and promoting kindness among peers and in schools. The Purple Marble is already in 125 elementary schools and counting! Alyssa is currently working on a young adult novel and hopes her book will be in as many schools and libraries as possible,
Ability Awareness Project
Kind and Safe Schools
Learn to Stop Bullying is a program of Ability Awareness, that offers resources, original short videos, and information to teach children, educators, and parents how to combat bullying. Their Parent/Educator resources offer help for adults to learn how to best respond to bullying and to learn to lead the next generation towards a more interconnected humanistic path. The vision of Learn To Stop Bullying is to ensure that everyone is respectful and kind to one another and that no one suffers from social isolation and bullying. Shadi Pourkashef, is a teacher, composer, and a mother. But not just any mother, one committed to protect her son and all kids from the terrible ongoing peer bullying.
Confirmed Youth Leaders
These leaders have expressed their enthusiasm about KindnessEvolution and are on board to utilize their social media platforms to amplify the message.
Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim, City Of Kindness
Bo Whittenton, Be Kind People Project
Josephine and Virginia Mahoney, B Kind
Jeannette Maré, Ben Bells
Gabriella van Rij: #Daretobekind
Jenny Friedman, Doing Good Together
Dr. David Fryburg, Envision Kindness
Alex & Dalton, Explore Kindness
Toan Lam, Go Inspire Go
Corey Harnish, Good Cards
Marilyn Turkovich, Charter For Compassion
Houston Kraft, Kelby Kilburn,Character Strong
Dina Creiger, Choose to be nice
Kala Shah, Community Heroes
Jill McManigal, Great Kindness Challenge
Joyce Deliyiannis, Emily Trask, Helpis
Eric Wellens, Pay It Forward Foundation
Jill Lubin, The Profit of Kindness
Reba Riley, Project CityKIND
Orly Wahba , Live Vest Inside
Tara Ijai, Love Glasses Revolution
Bob Votruba, One Million Acts of Kindness
Ed Horrell, The Kindness Revolution ™
Veronica Mollica, The Kindness Solution
Jaclyn Lyndsey, Kindness.org
Grace Murdock, Kindness Bracelets
Paula Cole, Inspired2C
Leon Logothetis, Kindness Diaries
Manny Moreno, KindnessIsBadAss
Jill McManigal, Kids For Peace
Blake Beattie, Pay it Forward Day
Wayne Mueller, InCommon
Potential Kindness Collaborators
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Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman 12KindsofKindness
Laura Talmus, Beyond Differences
Dawn Engle, Billion Acts
Cynthia Germanotta, Maya Enista Smith , Born This Way Foundation
Megan Hookey, Create the Good
Bhoutik Mehta, Daily Good
Shari Arison, Good Deeds Day
Nancy Miller. good.is
Maya Dubinsky, Goodnet
Geri Weis-Corbley, Good News network
Dacher Keltner, Greater Good
Jim Lee, Happy Hollow School
Marty Isaac, Hooplaha
Sheeka (Strickland) Sanatoria, Humankind
Sara Lahey, Hunting Happiness Project
Brad Formsma, I like giving
Barbara Stevens, The Josh Stevens Foundation
Chuck Wall, KindnessUSA.org
Birju Pandya, kindspring.org
Erika Lantz, Kind World
Betsy Peterson, Learning to Give
Bert and John Jacobs, Life is Good
Richard Weissbourd, Making Caring Common
Jason Kingman, More Good Deeds
Bill Strathmann, Network for Good
Joan Eschler, Positively Positive
Ricky Smith, R.A.K.E
Cinde Monsam, Random Acts
Nipun Mehta, Service Space
Carolyn Berna Dundee, Small Acts, Big Change
Sandy Love, Support Kindness
Penny Austen, ThinkGiveProject
Anthony & Natalia Melikhov, unite4good.org
Dalal Al-Waheidi, We Day
Baaps Beauty, kindnessblog.com