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AC4P Part 2- Lindsay Brotan

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720 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
79 121
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The person i ended up giving my wristband to was somebody i already knew, but had know idea they we're so involved in the subject matter i chose to do my ac4p behavior on. the behavior i had targeted was making people on campus more aware of sexual assault and taking it seriously. After certain situations occured here on campus some people chose to ignore them, and some people wanted to make a change. The girl i gave my wrist band to is named Grace. She publicly spoke out over social media and wrote to people on the school boards and tried to make a serious change. She spoke up to people on campus and did everything she could to make people aware of what was going on and to not take it lightly. It was something I admired because as important as the subject matter was to me, I'm not sure i would have the courage to speak up and make a difference like she had. So one day on campus when we ran into eachother I told her about this class and project and gave her the wrist band. It was awesome to see how appreciative she was to receive it. The whole expierence really made me think about how I need to step up if i want things to happen and not just wait to see if someone else will do it.

Helper of the Homeless

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691 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
79 149
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Sometimes on Mass Street I see homeless people. When I was at Weaver's with my boyfriend I watched a young man walk by a homeless man and give him some money. After watching numerous people just walk by him without even a glance I decided this was the person worthy of my AC4P wristband. I exited the store and fast-walked down the sidewalk to catch up with him. It felt kind of awkward when I explained to him what I was doing but I think it made him feel good. I told him about the website and that he should pass the wristband on too if he likes, and if he sees someone doing "AC4P behavior". It was a good experience.

Actively Caring For People Community Event

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926 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
93 851
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Evening presentation by the Chardon High School Actively Caring for People students on current and future goals to expand the program beyond the Chardon School District. Excellent work by dedicated students!
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Study Group

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909 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
79 399
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Today in my psychology class, I received an Actively Caring for People bracelet from a classmate named Lacey. She told me that she really appreciated me getting a group of people in the class together to study together for our upcoming exam. I didn't realize how much of an impact this simple act would be, but after she recognized me, I realized that even a simple study session can mean a lot to others.

Start of a Journey

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1074 users have voted.
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89 267
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Scott Geller helped us to establish an AC4P community in Denton. Given to me for helping to organize his speech.

actively caring for people

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368 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
89 906
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A boy in my class needed to call his parents because it was a health emergency but his phone had died and he didn't know their numbers. I have him my phone charger and he was able to call them. Now I have a cool bracelet.
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Wristband

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350 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
90 671
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I'm in ac4p and I got a wristband. Hoping I can pass this on (:
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Denton Fall Forum

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995 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
89 294
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I received my wristband at a forum, hosted by The University of North Texas, intended to turn our community into an actively caring community. All of the volunteers (including myself) received wristbands for helping direct and coordinate the event. It was an amazing event and everyone who helped out did such an amazing job!
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Less has More

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710 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
44 987
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My story starts in Brazil. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, during the month of June in the midst of the World Cup. I had been invited to hang out in Lapa, a festive district known for many different spots to eat, drink, dance and just hang with people from all over the world. I was with an Indian couple who I had made friends with in my hostel. The husband, Ajay, bumped into a pair of cousins from Washington DC. The ball started rolling since I went to American University in DC, including the year of the Virginia Tech shooting. I can't actually remember his name, but as we kept talking, I noticed the bracelet and he explained to me that it was an initiative his friend has started after having lost a friend in the VT shooting. Before the night was over, he handed it to me and said take it home with you and kept the chain going. I returned home to San Juan PR about a week later after we met. We never saw or spoke to each other ever again. But I managed to keep the bracelet with me in an envelope until I got back. Never gave it a thought again until it reached the person who owns it now. The bracelet is now in the hands of a man by the name of Javier Santos . The reason why I gave him the bracelet is because he did the single most amazing act of kindness anyone could imagine. He is a homeless alcoholic who lives in the old district of San Juan. The day I saw his act, a stranger had purchased for him a to go box full of chicken wings and a soda. Suddenly, I lost sight of him. A couple of minutes later, he sat in the stoop where a party was going to be held that I was helping set up. The party was actually a food festival. Javier had gone to get his blind homeless friend called William. I had passed by William so many times, as if I was the blind person and never saw him. But I had seen him begging around the tourist areas. William wears a sign that hangs from his neck that reads help the blind, while he waves and makes noise with a cup full of change. I had never bothered to give him my change. Javier Santos had gone out of sight because he went to fetch William to sit him down to make sure that William had something to eat that day. Javier Santos simply shared the only meal he was probably going to have that day; to ensure that William could go on, and not go hungry. The selflessness and simplicity of the act. I share what I have because its the right things to do, even if it is the ONLY thing I have to live. I have seen it happen a couple of times, now that I have paid more attention. Every time someone offers food to Javier Santos, he automatically shares or saves some for William. And that's why I named this story Less has More. This man has more guts, valor, dignity and just plain humanity in an inch than I have in the entire sum of my financial and material possessions. Thus even though he has less, Javier Santos has more. And now I have more because of him and William. This bracelet has been a gift to love and will live with me. Thank you for the opportunity to share this story.

Camp Love

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839 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
85 857
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I go to summer camp at camp ockanickon (matolly for girls) in New Jersey. One of my counselors Sam, bought the entire camp ac4p bracelets. We were told the amazing story of ac4p, and bracelets were given to every camper and counselor. I have yet to pass my bracelet on, but when I do I'll make sure that person knows everything.

Erin Rebling, Elementary School Counselor

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367 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
80 643
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I was working at a student leadership workshop with AMAZING high school student delegates from across Pennsylvania. A student shared this bracelet with me & I am beyond excited to observe a RAK and pass it on. --“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

The Airport

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379 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
51 893
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While waiting at the airport right before boarding. My wife and I and our kids, age 2 and a half and one. With a huge double stroller, car seat, backpacks, food, etc. You get the idea of our life, which is amazing by the way if you have children. We noticed an elderly lady in a wheelchair while other people in need of assistance were getting on board and know one was noticing her. My wife first asked if she needed help and when the woman said she hoped someone was coming I went up to the counter. The southwest counter lady got right to it and she was on the plane. Then, it happened! We got our bracelet. A gentleman approached us and handed us our bracelet and said to go to this site because of the kind gesture he witnessed. I didn't think it was a big deal. I hope people would be kind, but in these days I guess people don't look around anymore at each other. Our lives are simple on purpose; to notice each other as a family and life around us.. Stay at home mother, regular job for me, and time spent walking to park and exercising. Barely dinners out and no rat race for us. We have tablets and phones but we devote our time to our family first. And then a glass of wine or craft beer at 9:00 at night. It's cliche, but LESS IS MORE. We'll pass our bracelet on when we see a kind gesture but I would hope we wouldn't need a CAUSE to help someone. Just one families thoughts.

RYLA wristband

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723 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
80 134
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At the RYLA 7280 conference, we were taught all about the organization and at the end we all got a bracelet. I'm so excited to go out and spread the bracelet on it the world!

RYLA Connections

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746 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
80 126
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I was given my bracelet by the RYLA leaders during our connections ceremony. We were told to start the AC4P revolution where we live, so more people can begin actively caring for others!

Sara

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716 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 277
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I attended Dr. Geller's lecture "The Psychology in Safety" at the Safety 2014 Conference in Olando, Florida. It was a truly empowering lecture and I felt so compelled to go speak with him after his session had ended. Dr. Geller gave me the wristband and told me to keep the movement going. This is truly an amazing culture that we have the power to create.

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