First Act

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361 users have voted.
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73 453
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My friend mike offered to drive me to a rugby match in NY.

Johan from UVA goes above and beyond

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1460 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 594
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Even though he is a wa-hoo, I gifted Johan an Actively Caring wristband for the following action: As my friend Yen and I were trying to get inside Boqueria for lunch during the work-day we were hard pressed to locate an accessible entrance that would allow access to her, myself, and my wheelchair. Once we found the elevator, we discovered that you needed a swipe card to access the exit of the elevator that we needed to get into the restaurant. We ended up on the top floor where Johan was working and once we got there, we explained our situation to him, he was a stranger at the time. Once he realized our issue, he got up from his desk, got on the elevator with us, and went around to provide us access to the restaurant. Johan went above and beyond the call of duty because even though he could have just stayed at his desk and wished us good luck, he decided to show us to a place where only his card swipe would allow us entry. Many thanks to you Johan, even though you're a UVA grad, for being Actively Caring!! :)
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Virginia Tech ac4p meet up

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1432 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 454
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Today some classmates and I went up to Virginia Tech. We met Justin, he taught me so much! He was such an inspiration! I got this bracelet, and I AM going to pay it forward, and keep this movement going, throughout my school. Every time I see one of these wristbands on someones wrists it reminds me of the amazing time I had at Virginia Tech, and this amazing movement! Thank you so much for bringing this into so many more lives!!!

Drop to the top

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676 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
71 609
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Today in Band, my friend dropped her books. My initial reaction was to help so I bent over to help her. When we were finished she thanked me and gave me this bracelet. She told me to pass it on and I am super excited to see where this goes.

Polson Creates a Movement

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659 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 452
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Polson Middle school has taken on the challenge of spreading Actively Caring throughout their school as a way to create a more kind and compassionate culture within the building. Faculty, staff, and students will all partake in this movement over the next 6 weeks.
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Lori's Hands at The University of Delaware

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1727 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
73 077
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I am the first person with this wristband! My name is Sydney and I am a student at the University of Delaware. I am part of an amazing NPO called Lori's Hands. We brought AC4P to the campus because it really ties into what we do. Lori's Hands is named in memory of someone very special. Lori's Hands is a non-profit organization founded at UD in 2009. We take on clients in the Newark community who are elderly and chronically ill. We help them with everyday tasks such as grocery shopping, vacuuming, cleaning, or we simply give them companionship. We are rapidly expanding and we hope to soon see a chapter of Lori's Hands at other universities! We actively care for our clients so we are so supportive of AC4P. Can't wait to see where this wristband ends up.
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A New Beginning

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696 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 190
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This is this bracelet's first story. I got it yesterday from the RHA! I'm Ad Hoc for Spirit and Pride, the committee that's initiating ac4p at Stony Brook! I am so excited for ac4p to foster kindness and caring at my school! I passed this bracelet on March 6, 2014 to a person who helped me out in lab that day. She acted completely selflessly, and it was so incredibly kind!
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mrs

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370 users have voted.
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28 204
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Thanks for Dr Geller who shared his experience and inspired us in Longueuil. I will pass the wristband...

The helpful neighbor

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385 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
71 335
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Rudy is always out helping his neighbors. His assistance with the frequent snows has been really appreciated. He always has a positive attitude. Rudy's son is in the 10th grade exporatory program at Penta. What a great example for our kids.
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Helping others

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744 users have voted.
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26 243
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I was given the band by a coworker who noticed me wearing multiple color bands in support of friends battling different forms of cancer. She explained all about the Actively Caring for People bands and I knew exactly who I would pass it on to. Last January I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to try a Zumba class taught by Robin. Not having any rhythm at all, I was skeptical, but it did not take long for me to fall in love with the class, as well as the dedication of the instructor. She welcomed all newcomers and made them feel comfortable, no matter what their skill level. Over the past year, she has dedicated herself to helping our entire group become healthier & fit by teaching us numerous Zumba dances and exercises, along with discussing nutrition. Robin has also been volunteering two nights a week teaching Zumba classes at her church in an effort to improve the health of her congregation. Robin's dedication to helping others is the reason that she will be getting the bracelet #26234 passed on to her.

Dedicated to helping others

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812 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
26 234
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I was given the band by a coworker who noticed me wearing multiple color bands in support of friends battling different forms of cancer. She explained all about the Actively Caring for People bands and I knew exactly who I would pass it on to. Last January I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to try a Zumba class taught by Robin. Not having any rhythm at all, I was skeptical, but it did not take long for me to fall in love with the class, as well as the dedication of the instructor. She welcomed all newcomers and made them feel comfortable, no matter what their skill level. Over the past year, she has dedicated herself to helping our entire group become healthier & fit by teaching us numerous Zumba dances and exercises, along with discussing nutrition. Robin has also been volunteering two nights a week teaching Zumba classes at her church in an effort to improve the health of her congregation. Robin's dedication to helping others is the reason that she will be getting the bracelet #26234 passed on to her.

Start of Something New

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1151 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
43 784
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Today I received my first AC4P wristband from Dr. Geller. As a young psychology major, Dr. Geller has completely changed my "paradigm" as he often said in class to be more caring for others and to spread care around to other people! Hopefully this is not the first wristband I begin, and hopefully it will bless many people!
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Adventures in Friendship and Knitting

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948 users have voted.
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17 322
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After my first time attending the Knit and Crochet Club at VT, I was overcome by the support of the members. Kendall Seeley was kind enough to take time out of her crocheting to teach me how to knit even though I knew absolutely nothing. Her patience in teaching me and her selflessness by letting me borrow her needles I am extremely grateful for. THANK YOU, KENDALL!
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Ken Cutway

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974 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
70 177
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My grandson, Evan, is visiting for Thanksgiving. He,his brother and mother (my daughter) went to our Thanksgiving service at our church with me. On Thanksgiving day I gave them each a $2 bill to carry with them like my father did jis whole life.It was a special gift worshiping and giving thanks with mt grandsons.

Suicide Awareness Mission

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873 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
55 745
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My name is Megan Sirt. My mission was to find someone that prevented someone form committing suicide. I did not catch a person in the exact act of preventing someone from committing suicice, but as soon as this project was assigned, I thought of a friend of mine that was trying very hard to create a suicide awareness movement. I automatically decided that I wanted to pass on my bracelet to this friend because he is an incredible person and his movement has become much larger than when he started, which was the beginning of last year. I asked Ryan, my friend, for his address (because he lives in Illinois where I'm from) but did not tell him why. I just told him that it was a surprise and he would get it after I sent it in the mail. I wrote a letter with the bracelet and explained to Ryan what we were assigned to do and what Actively Caring for People was. I expressed how proud of his organization I was and how I wouldn't want anyone to have this bracelet but him because of all the dedication and hard work he puts in to make his organization, foreverU, very aware and heard about. His organization is obviously to help kids or people that struggle with the thoughts of suicide or to help people with the struggle of losing someone to suicide. He started this organization when he was a junior in high school and he is now a senior in high school. He has come a long way with this organization and has huge plans for it in the next few years, such as teen conferences, a 5k in April, documentaries, a music festival, and Vans Warped Tour. Ryan goes from school to school speaking about this oragnization and what it does. As soon as Ryan received the bracelet and letter in the mail, he texted me and told me that he had a postcard on the way for me and that after he read my letter, he was speechless and almost made him cry and that it was just truly amazing. I took a picture of the postcard and I will attach it so each and every one of you can see how grateful he was for the letter and the bracelet. You can also see his reaction through his words on his postcard. I felt very excited to know that Ryan appreciated the things I sent him. In one point of the postcard, he wrote "but just from reading your letter, it's amazing to see how foreverU is impacting the lives of others". I am truly glad that I sent Ryan a letter with my bracelet because he is such a kind person that appreciated what I had to say and it makes me feel good to know that Ryan knows how much I appreciate his organization and what it does for people. I wouldn't have wanted to pass my bracelet on to anyone else.

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