Collier County, Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 12, 2013
A man, his dog, a bus, and a bike; this is one man's mission to make an impact on the world for the better. For the past 6 and a half years, Bob Votruba has been on a mission. Bob is dedicating his life and time to the cause of creating awareness and committing random acts of kindness.
"I started on this mission 4 1/2 years ago because of the Virginia Tech tragedy 6 1/2 years ago, by visiting college campuses with the hopes I could visit younger classrooms. Within 6 months, I started getting invites. I now visit mostly pre-k through 12th grade.
The total number of schools that have “signed up” to make kindness a goal for the school year is now up to 23 schools which will eventually grow exponentially."
Bob States on the One Million Acts of Kindness website.
Bob serves communities in order to raise awareness and spread a new understanding of what is possible if we are kind to one another:
“If you hear something often enough, you start to believe it. The world today so often adversely affects children. Some of them may even start to believe they are part of a deteriorating culture awash with greed, mass consumerism, and low self-esteem…..they are not!” - Bob Votruba
Bob and Bogart (his dog companion) have been spreading kindness within schools and beyond to religious organizations, hospitals, and anywhere a bus or bike will travel, and Bob is not done. In the 5 boroughs of New York alone, Bob traveled 1300 miles, visiting all 212 firehouses, all 76 police precincts, and all 4 veteran hospitals. Bob's travels have taken him across the country to California and back again.
Suicides have increased from 36,000/year to 40,000/year in the last 10 years. Kindness is an alternative to bullying, teasing, and anger - three emotions that are portrayed in a positive light today and which spread through families’ minds and into the homes and mindsets of kids across the nation. If all the students, educators, and parents involved in a single school do one act of kindness per day, a single school can do one million acts of kindness per year. One million acts of kindness has connected with 29 schools to date in Collier County Florida, as well as dozens of supporters and donors from schools across the nation in order to perpetuate a new paradigm of peace.
Bob and the One Million Acts of Kindness Tour have raised $6,300 already through the trusted online fundraising platform called Fundly. There are only 4 days remaining to support this cause by sharing with friends or by making a donation. The public has an opportunity to raise awareness for communities, children, teens, and adults globally to make the world a better place: one mile at a time, one city at a time, one life at a time.