Today I am partnering with Social Good Moms and Hasbro Global Philanthropy to share kindness. Hasbro and generationOn have joined The Martin Richard Foundation to create the Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign.
Martin Richard Bridge Builder Campaign
The campaign honors Martin Richard, the 8-year old boy who was tragically killed by a bomb at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Martin was a special kid who believed in fairness, kindness and inclusion. The photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read, “No more hurting people- Peace” inspired many people. The purpose of the campaign is to honor Martin by continuing to spread his message of kindness. To challenge kids, teens and families across the country to spread kindness through simple acts and service projects.
I want to encourage all families to visit the Martin Richard Bridge Builder Campaign website to learn how to create peace in their community. Families can spread Martin’s message on social media by creating peace posters or sharing acts of kindness using #NoMoreHurtingPeople. You’ll find lots of ideas on the website from community projects to simple gestures that can help promote peace and kindness.The campaign runs from September 14 – October 16. Earlier this year 27 service project ideas were selected to receive a $500 “Bridge Builder” grant and 10 of those projects were developed into guides and featured on the website.
My boys have been really into drawing lately, they are constantly creating pictures to give to family and friends. So we sat down and made some heart cards with kind messages to send to kids who are sick. Maxwell Suprenant inspired and mobilized his friends and community to create 1,000 heart cards for children who are sick. This project is easy to do with younger kids or with a large group of kids and would be great activity for clubs or youth groups. Older kids and teens could also write letters to veterans.
Remember to head over to the campaign website to find more service project ideas and join the Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign. Share your stories of kindness with the hashtag #NoMoreHurting People.
Join me on Monday, September 21st for a twitter party to celebrate International Day of Peace and learn more about The Martin Richard Bridge Builder Campaign! Head over to twitter from 2-3 pm EST and follow the hashtag #NoMoreHurtingPeople.