actively caring for people

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326 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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316 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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932 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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670 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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744 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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340 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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340 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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677 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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689 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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678 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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The Gift Of Leadership

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1207 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 075
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After an insightful chat with Professor Geller on the phone, I had thought the amount of value he had added to me was to come to an end. Weeks later, I came home to a package from the Professor with two green bands and an autographed book. It was such a thoughtful gift, and I was taken aback by the message and generosity. My friends in the room had a similar reaction. Needless to say, I'll have some great literature keeping me company for the next few days.

tgammon

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974 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
54 428
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I am registering my wristband number I received at school in my Applied Behavior Science class. I work like to give my wristband to someone in the military because to me there is no greater giving than to help defend your country and keep it safe. Tina Gammon

Communication Skills

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680 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 886
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My teammate was going through a tough time and all members of my team tried to comfort her with our words. Later, I drove my teammate's car since she was too upset to drive and we went to the nearest McDonald's to get ice cream. I treated all my teammates to ice cream and later went back to campus. I felt that my teammate was more relieved after our talk and I hope her problem was resolved.
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VT Relay <3

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976 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 952
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Stayed up until 5AM to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer!!

I Dropped my books...

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714 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
85 721
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I received a wristband in second period for sharing my story. In 6th period I dropped my books on the floor and was having a very stressful day, one of my classmates picked up my books for me so I took my wristband and gave it to him.
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