Students Helping Students

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I received my wristband at a conference that E. Scott Geller spoke at (ABAI 2016, Chicago). I passed it on to Theresa, a student in a math class I was teaching, because she often helped other students by passing out their folders at the beginning of class. No one asked her to do this - in other classes, students picked up their own folders. I really appreciated her thoughtfulness and the initiative she showed in doing this.

Actively caring lifestyle

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I have passed the wristband I received when my company ICS decided to join the actively caring for people movement. I could think of no one more deserving than my daughter April. She started with a minor involvement with the Honor Flight organization in Kalamazoo, MI. This organization provides free transportation for WWII vets to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. She quickly moved up the ranks to an administrative role, coordinating volunteers as chaperones for each vet. You can imagine that these vets are getting on in years and some of them use wheel chairs or walkers and the organization makes sure each vet has an escort to help them with the flights and help them with getting around in DC once they arrive. This is a one day whirlwind tour that not only stops at the Memorial but also the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other monuments. Then when the vets return home that evening there is a welcome home contingent cheering and waving flags and giving these men and women the welcome back that many of them never received when they actually came back home from the war. Indeed for most they merely saved the world then came back and got jobs and raised families and it was like 'no big deal" except for the fact that it was an incredibly big deal. She even went on one flight to help with the DC logistics and coordination. She does this while holding a full time job with Ameriprise, participating in a weekly Bible study program, playing volleyball and softball and regularly working out AND did I mention she's also involved with the Literacy Council in teaching adults to read She also acts as the family ambassador in making sure everyone in the family has Happy Birthday sung to them over the phone on their birthday and gets involved with the annual family reunion that occurs the day after Thanksgiving. I thought the perfect way to say thank you to her and express how proud I am of her was to honor her with this wristband as someone who truly is an actively caring person.
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KU AC4P Story (Voldemort's Nose)

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I was on the look out for people that performed a random act of kindness and I observed many. The one that stuck out most to me was when I was on the bus. A girl forgot her water bottle and textbook on the bus and a guy that wasn't at his stop grabbed her stuff, got off the bus, and returned it to her. The guy gave up his time and spot on the bus in this cold weather to return this girls items. It was very kind of him and I told him I appreciated his kindness and tried to make it not too awkward. I told him about AC4P and the charity I am involved with (Random Acts- Founder: Misha Collins). He was interested so I handed over my wrist band and told him to pay it forward.

AC4P Part 2

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AC4P Part 2 When I gave my wristband I saw something that actually touched my heart. I was at the soup kitchen with some friends helping out the less fortunate by serving food and sitting down and talking to them. There was a guy that was sitting there putting all of his food in a napkin and putting it in his back I began to ask the man if he was going to be saving that for later and he laughed and said, “no sweet heart I am taking this to a few people that were too ill to get up and come here for food today”, I decided right then to give him my wristband, that man right there is what I would consider actively caring. He was thinking about others and not himself. After I gave him the wristband he was so happy and promised he would pass it along to someone that deserved it, he thought he was just helping someone out who was in need, but he definitely touched my heart and proved that there is actively caring people out there.

Camp Matolly

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I got this wristband by helping my friend who is currently on crutches around my summer camp.

Teachers need help too!

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27 106
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One day two people from VT named Kenny and Elizabeth came to our school. They told all about ac4p and told us the story, me and my friends thought it was going to be hard to fill out a form for every nice thing we do, but really, it wasn't! We didn't realize it, but we did random kind acts every day. Even little things like picking up someone's books or pencil, even smiling can make someone's day! So I noticed my teacher had a lot of papers and notebooks to carry, so I simply helped her carry them across the hall. Even when someone actively cared for me, I was having a rough day and it just made me so happy that someone cared, since I was the new kid. Overall, if someone needs help just help them, it could make a big difference in someone's life.

Winds of Change

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Receiving my bracelet started the winds of change for me.... I first met my bracelet at the APBA annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Geller presented the bands to all attendees of his keynote address. I entered his talk feeling defeated and left feeling rejuvenated, refocused, and ready to tackle the world one behavior at a time. His kind words truly changed me, and I look forward to having doing the same for someone else.

Paws for a Cause: Volunteering to Make a Difference in the Community

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39 808
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Due to the influx of attention that many people who are in need in my community garner around the holidays, my eyes became opened. Awakening from my somnambulism, I emerged with a whole new outlook on volunteerism. I became aware that there are needs in the community, but specifically in my school district year-round. I realized that I should do something to improve the lives of so many less fortunate kids that I go to school with. I got a group of friends together, met with my school's social worker, got the approval of our principal, and created a club. I named it Paws for a Cause, because my school's mascot is a Lion, and because paws symbolize all the helping hands of the student volunteers at my school. Tonight my school had their annual Talent Show, and with the support of many of my friends, I hosted a bake sale. Paws for a Cause raised $201! After we wrapped up all the leftover desserts to donate to members of the community, my school's social worker turned club advisor came up to me and handed me a green, AC4P bracelet. This bracelet serves as a reminder that with hard work, greatness is attainable. This AC4P bracelet inspires me to continue on to lead a life devoted to helping people in need. I cannot wait to pass it along to someone else devoted to helping others!