One Million Acts of Kindness: 2015-2016 School Year

One Million Acts of Kindness: 2015-2016 School Year

From Bob Votruba

One Million Acts of Kindness - can you imagine a greater goal for one’s life? Six years ago I set out with my now-infamous sidekick Bogart on a 10-year mission to spread kindness and put an end to bullying.

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Hi, my name is Bob Votruba. Motivated by the tragic Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, I sensed the urgent need to help put an end to bullying, violence, and feelings of helplessness that affect so many people (especially children). 

Six years ago I decided to sell my house and all of my belongings and take up residence on the Kindness Bus in order to give 100% of my efforts to the goal of spreading One Million Acts of Kindness.

Bogart and I have visited hundreds of schools across the country teaching about kindness, compassion, respect, and gratitude.

What motivates us to continue is the visible impact we are having on so many people.

Children and adults have thanked us for giving them the confidence and tools to believe in themselves and not be victims or bystanders of bullying. 

One Million Acts of Kindness is a goal for each person to individually perform One Million Acts Of Kindness in their lifetime. Think of the huge impact this would have on our world if we all adopted this idea that kindness is the greatest gift we can give to others and to ourselves.

Visit OneMillionActsOfKindness.org for more information and to follow our journey so far. Also, here is a CNN article about our mission.

Fundraising transparency: the goal of $23,859 is to cover the following planned (and unplanned) expenses:

$3,859 for the immediate emergency mechanical work on the Kindness Bus. Without this amount, we will not be able to start our tour for the 2015-2016 school year.

$20,000 is for one school year's expenses: fuel, insurance, licensing, registration, scheduled maintenance, tolls, parking, cell phone, school materials, emergency repairs, continual Kindness Bicycle repairs, Bogart's needs, taxes, accounting, occasional lodging, occasional airfare, illustrating and printing of Bogart's next children's book, and further promotion and outreach so that we can reach out to as many people as possible.

We cannot not do this without your help!

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