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Crown Equipment Corporation

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Wristband number: 
14 656
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This wrist band starts it's journey with Tim Dryden. Tim owns a local business in New Bern, NC and recently hosted a large event to sponsor our local human society. Pets were brought to the establishment for adoption and several were taken. Tim is making a difference in his community by showing that he cares for all walks of life

Crown Equipment Corporation

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89 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
14 659
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This band starts it's journey with Greg Bronkema. As a business owner, Greg has numerous platforms to influence many - he is the type of personality that makes a difference every time he interacts with people. He is the real deal. You find yourself drawn to his personality and faith, so much that when he leaves, there is a vacant spot in your heart. Greg has been to Africa numerous times on missions trips - again making good things happen for people in need. When you meet this gentleman, be aware that he personifies love, you will certainly leave with a large dose of it...

Orange High School

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89 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
53 578
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When I was really sick and had to call off of work, I called the friend to go into work and cover my shift. He had to cancel his plans in order to do so, but he know he was helping me out, so he did it. I'm so thankful for his friendship and his willingness to help.

Biosafety Cabinet Emergency Repair

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206 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
11 127
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Staff went out of her way to make an emergency repair on a blower bag for a biosafety cabinet in an effort to have it operate safely, and immediately, for a biology research lab. Without her assistance, the biosafety cabinet would have been out of commission for another 1-2 weeks, slowing down lab research productivity and producing a very, very unhappy research professor.

Morgan Greenhalgh's Actively Caring Summary

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159 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
90 600
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My story starts with my best friend Maddy. At the University I attend, my friend Maddy is an education major and this year she started teaching high school students. Previously, she had taught middle school students and absolutely loved it and I knew not only were high school students more difficult, but she would have to completely change her teaching style. However, within a few weeks of teaching these students, she found that she loved teaching high school history classes and loved her new students. The reason why I decided to give my bracelet to Maddy was because one day, when her and I were hanging out and talking, she told me about how she was talking to her students and was giving them advice about college and graduate schools and inspiring them to pursue their passions in life. In addition, she would attend school games and outside activities to support her students. I then realized that compared to the other people I knew who were education majors, Maddy truly goes above and beyond for her students. Sure the other education majors like doing what they do and care about their students, but Maddy makes her major her life and truly cares about the well-being and success of her students. That is why I decided to give my bracelet to her and for her to pass on.

tire help

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235 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 441
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I was stranded on the side of the road. My tire had blown out, and I didn't know how to change it. As I was sitting on the side of the road, hopeless, a stranger pulled up alongside me. He asked me if I needed help, and I said yes. Without hesitation he parked his car in front of mine and helped me put the donut on my car. I was so grateful. If not for his help, I don't know how long I would have been there. It was a simple act, but it was impactful. He shook my hand, wished me a good day and left. As he was leaving, I remembered the green bracelet I had received in one of my school classes, meant to be given to someone who I observed being kind. I asked him to wait, and grabbed the bracelet from the backpack in my trunk. After explaining the purpose of the gesture, the mans face lit up. He thanked me and said how he looked forward to passing it on to someone himself. He told me his name, Patrick, and then went on his way.

Wooster wristband

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273 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
516
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Doc G. Gave me this wristband when I had a very interesting an positive conversation with him about his research at Virginia Tech. He demonstrated an act of kindness by giving me one of his books and talking with me, providing me with helpful information.

Breaking the Remedial Math Barrier - Fast Forward Algebra

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395 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
1 059
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My name is Scott. I have taught developmental algebra at Jacksonville State University, AL for 15 years. Historically, MS100 has had very low passing rates and knocks many students out of completing their 4-yr degree. Jan brought NROC to JSU in 2012, and everything changed! She has been at the center of a cultural shift that links the Math Dept. and Learning Skills (where I teach) in the effort to smooth the transition from HS algebra to college algebra. Passing rates have shot up as a result. Jan has done this completely outside of her regular job requirements, just for the joy of seeing more students succeed. She truly represents the spirit of ac4p!

Activity Caring Project: WVU

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501 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 849
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ID #: 100311 PSYC 379 Section 1 Actively Caring Project 4/14/16 Date of the Story: 2/10/2016 Bracelet #: 121849 On a bitterly cold February afternoon, I was on my way to lunch with a friend when I had just happened to witness a small act of kindness. We had briefly stopped outside of the Mountainlair to talk to a friend near a man who had been attempting to give out, not sell, copies of the Qur’an, the Muslim bible. Being the bitter morning it was, students had no trouble overlooking the man as they scurried their way into the warm buildings. As we talked, a young student had approached the man, much to the man’s delight. The student said he would only take a Qur’an and listen to its teachings if he could buy the man a warm meal and coffee. I overheard the man protest, not wanting any charity, but the student insisted. As the conversation with my friends ended, we began to walk into the lair for rood ourselves. Once settled, I had noticed the man and the student sitting together a few tables down, sharing a warm meal together as they talked and talked. Seeing this made me smile, and I was very happy I kept ACP bracelet on hand in case I witnessed this type of situation on campus. I waited around a little while after lunch, waiting for the right time to approach the student. I had caught him just after the two said their goodbyes and commended him for doing such a nice thing for a stranger, explaining I had secretly been noting their interaction. He was surprised someone had noticed and waved it off as just something to brightened his day. I gave him the bracelet and explained where to go, what to do, and he had no problem accepting it. I think we both were excited to where it would end up.

Graduate School

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499 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 855
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I observed my girlfriend going out of her way to be extra kind to one of her classmates who had not been offered admission into a graduate program yet. She reassured her classmate that she still had a chance of getting into a program, and that she could get off the waitlist at WVU. She also told her that people who face challenges end up being stronger in the end. If she didn’t get in this time, she can take a year off and re-apply. During this year off she can focus on herself and improve her chances of getting into a program. I felt like this was a very nice thing for her to do.

Hunter Sodaro

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449 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 717
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On the first meeting of my evening class I noticed that one of my old roommates was sitting at the top of the lecture hall who I hadn't spoken to in a long time. I ran up excited to see her and catch up when she looked at me with a face of panic. She told me that an elderly man she had been visiting in a nearby nursing home for a story for her journalism class had contacted her in a panic about the staff being unfriendly to him. He was scheduled to receive a procedure he was unsure about and since he had no family in the area, she was the one he was turning to. Of course, since it was the first night of class my old friend was reluctant to leave and miss the lecture but I could tell that it was killing her inside not being able to go and be there for him. I ensured her that I would give her my notes and let her know of absolutely anything that was covered so that she would feel more comfortable with leaving. She thanked me a million times and then ran out the door to go be with the man. At the next class meeting she shared with me how scared he was and how she had decided to go and visit him on a weekly basis even though she was finished writing her story. This in my opinion is an extreme act of kindness that goes completely above and beyond what a normal person would do for someone they met only though a class for school. Because of her kindness, someone who felt alone in the world now has someone he can turn to when he needs a helping hand or just a friendly face to talk to.

Paying it Forward

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815 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 860
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It was just a few days after Valentine's Day as people were recovering from the "lovey dovey" emotions and maybe recovering their wallets from that romantic dinner for two. I was at work, and the shift began like any other day. It got set off when an elderly woman came up to the window and paid not only for her meal, but for the meals of FOUR cars behind her. One of those orders being 27$. She spent about 100$ at a Chick-Fil-A on a semi-sunny day. It stuck out to me when I explained actively caring to her that she said "I am truly surprised. Back in my day we took the time to hold doors and just be kind. Kids these days lack that respect." The story got much better when the next to last car she paid for had forgotten her card and thought she wouldn't get her food. She was pleasantly surprised when I told her that her meal was already paid for. The trend continued for a few more cars when the next car paid for the food of the people behind her. I'm glad to see that good people are still in the world. It's not something you see every day.

NSC

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391 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 260
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Received my wrist band at the NSC conference after hearing a presentation. Looking forward to passion it on.

Lost in Madison

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927 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 080
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I received my AC4P bracelet from Scott Geller at the National Safety Congress in Atlanta, GA after attending one of his sessions. I love the concept and have been watching for an opportunity to pass it on. Then, at 1:30 am on Sunday morning, October 4th, I was awakened by my cell phone ringing. I jolted up and cleared my head to answer it. It was a young woman asking me if I was Vicki. Once I said yes, she proceeded to hand the phone to my son. He said that his phone was dead, he was lost in Madison, Wisconsin after driving there from Iowa for a football game and did not know how to get back to where his friends were. He told me that a nice woman was letting him use her phone and wasn't sure what to do next. He had been partying after the game and was under the influence which raised my concern. I did not know how to help him. At one point, Lily came back on the phone and assured me that she would help. I shared that I just wanted to make sure that he got somewhere safe for the night. She said that she would take care of it and help him. I thanked her profusely and she hung up. My son called me about a hour later to tell me that he was safe and back with his friends. Needless to say, I was relieved and grateful for the kindness of a stranger helping out another person in need. Lily did not have to do that but chose to go above and beyond and care for another. I texted her the next day and asked for her name and address so I could send her the AC4P bracelet. She doesn't know exactly what she is getting but I told her she would enjoy it!

Relay for Lige

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992 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
105 250
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Dr. Scott Geller gave me a wristband after I spoke with him at the Relay for Life event at Virginia Tech. He gave a Wristband to me and many other Hokies due to our caring nature and overall care for those fighting and surviving cancer through the Relay for Life event.
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