What is Carlie's Kindness Campaign?

My name is Carlie, and I’m 14, from the tiny town of Amity, OR. I started Carlie’s Kindness Campaign at 9 and we are now a 501(c)3 nonprofit! My mission is to change the world with kindness, because it doesn’t matter how old you are, you CAN make a difference! I choose projects that are close to my heart and enlist my community’s support to help spread kindness! So far I’ve raised $2500 in toys & games for kids going through chemo, sent Christmas gifts to our Military Servicemen & Women overseas, delivered baked goods to local fire and police departments, created a program at my school to promote RESPECT for people with special needs and disabilities, organized the Kindness Rocks 5K to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Our Military Kids, held a hurricane/flood relief supply drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, hosted a Veteran & Active Duty Appreciation Lunch, and now I visit schools around the state for my “Being Kind is Cool” assembly program to show kids the importance of kindness and service to your community! Carlie’s Kindness Campaign has created an easy way for people to spread kindness, and actively participate in making the world a better place.  Because my organization helps with all kinds of issues and needs, each project is new and exciting, and draws people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles to help me make each project happen!  My hope is that I inspire people to do good things for others, and to show them that when people come together to help, amazing things can happen.

Play It Forward!

How can you help?

 I’m SO excited to announce my latest project! The PLAY IT FORWARD Toy Drive, benefiting OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland AND Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel! There are lots of sweet (but very sick) kiddos who will have to spend the holidays in the hospital, so PLEASE help me brighten their day! I’ll be delivering to each hospital on December 18th, so I’m collecting from now until then! A special thanks to Wishpets for their EXTREMELY GENEROUS donation of amazing plush toys! Can YOU help us collect even more, KINDNESS FANS???

Thank you for your support! Let’s spread some KINDNESS! 

Have a Donation?

We’re setting up various drop off locations, you can schedule a pickup, or send a tax deductible monetary donation to PO Box 607, Amity, OR 97101 or at the button below.  You can always call us at 503-798-2313!


BIG NEWS with Links

Play it Forward

 Whoa! Two carts FULL, from babies to teens, thanks to some generous cash donations for #CarliesKindnessCampaign’s Play it Forward Toy Drive! We have some BIG news coming next week, so stay tuned...and keep those toys comin’! Thank you for your support! Drop off locations: Farmers Insurance - Larissa DeHart in Mac, Salem Tennis & Swim Club in Salem and Coldwell Banker Professional Group in Newberg! 

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Bell Ringing at BiMart in McMinnville supporting The Salvation Army - McMinnville Corps with McMinnville Noon Kiwanis & Heather Acker Realtor!  

Veterans Parade

We had the honor to walk in the McMinnville Veterans & First Responder Parade again this year! Celebrating and recognizing our Nation’s heroes, especially my Grandpa, a Vietnam Veteran. I was able to say few words at the ceremony, thanking them for their sacrifice, so that I can grow up in the greatest country in the world! A huge thank you to Mr. Mendoza, for inviting us to participate! God Bless America! 

OASC Update!

 You’re looking at the 2018-2019 OASC (Oregon Association of Student Councils) Student Executive Council MidWest Representative! YAYYYYY!!! I want to thank all the schools for their support, and give a shout out to my competitor, Josh from Perrydale, who had a great campaign. I can’t wait to serve on behalf of my Region, and continue my work with OASC! Let’s CELEBRATE! 

Fall Conference

Well guys...I just spoke in front of 1600 people! WHOA! I only had 45 seconds, so I got “buzzed”, but what I wanted to end with was “I will give you a voice, a platform to stand up for KINDNESS, and encourage you to make this world a better place because WE are the FUTURE!” My workshop is tonight at 8:00, and I’m so excited! Thank you for your support, Kindness Fans! Wish me luck! 

Blanket Drive

I LOVE partnering with my favorite bank to spread KINDNESS! You can donate at any branch! Thanks, First Federal, Yamhill County


10/27/18 It’s campaign central around here! I am running forOASC (Oregon Association of Student Councils)Executive Council Midwest Representative, serving high schools in Marion, Polk, Lincoln, Linn, Lane & Benton Counties! Next weekend, I’ll head to Fall Conference in Seaside, where I’ll put on a workshop for my peers from across Oregon and give a speech to the 1000+ student audience of potential voters! 7 more days...I’m so excited! Wish me luck...and if you have any contacts for high schools in my possible rep area, put in a good word for me, please! Thank you for your support!  

Connections Academy

 8/7/18 Are you sitting down? Actually, stand up, so you can jump and scream! This morning I had a conference call with senior staff across the U.S. from Connections Academy (PR, Marketing, Legal, etc.) and I am HONORED to announce that I have been selected as the NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON for Connections Academy! NATIONAL!!! THIS is going to be an amazingly crazy adventure and I’m so grateful for this awesome opportunity, so stay tuned! 


 8/23/18 This is CRAZY and AMAZING! I just received a package...from the WHITE HOUSE! Inside was a letter from First Lady Melania Trump, on personal stationary with a raised gold seal and hand written signature! Two months ago, I sent her a letter about Carlie's Kindness Campaign, and how it aligns perfectly with the First Lady's #BeBest program. I never in a million years expected a response, and certainly not one from her personally! What an absolute honor... I'm still shaking. I'm so grateful! I can't wait to frame it!!!  

Imagine If with JIF

9/7/18  My custom Jif gift jar came today! "Carlie the Charity Champion"...I LOVE IT!! Thank you, Jif, for this amazing gift, for sharing my story, and for promoting & recognizing #kindness!  


 I had such an awesome time today at KATU News, with the lovely Debora Knapp on #KidsDoingGood! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to talk about my organization, and the importance of KINDNESS! Thank you for all the good luck texts, calls & messages! Being Kind IS Cool...and you guys are the COOLEST Kindness Fans!  

National Youth Activist Awards Nashville

 We had such an awesome evening at the #NationalYouthActivistAwards! ❤Although I didn't take home the grand prize, I am so honored to have been a finalist among such amazing peers, making a difference in this world! 🙌🏻The Red Carpet was so much fun 😎, and our dessert had flecks of gold on it! 😳 


10/17/18 I had the amazing opportunity to speak to the Newberg Noon Rotary at the Chehalem Cultural Center! My mission aligns so well with the work they do, and it was a pleasure to get to talk with them. I’m hoping to partner with these generous Rotarians on a future project! People are spreading kindness everywhere...and it’s so awesome to see! 

Diaper Drive

10/3/18  I absolutely love partnering with companies that love giving back to the community just as much as I do!  First Federal of Yamhill County was hosting a Diaper Drive for kids in need!

Our Military Kids

9/9/18  I am so proud and honored to be able to write this letter to Our Military Kids - and write the check, of course! To all of the #KindnessRocks5K participants, sponsors, helpers, donors and supporters...thank YOU! It’s because of you that I am able to send this. This money will allow Military children to enjoy doing the things they love, while their parent is serving our great Nation, or has come home wounded from defending it. I am so grateful to have such amazing support, spreading kindness to those in need. Stay tuned for my next project! 

Giving Back Podcast

4/23/18  GUESS WHAT!?! The Giving Back Podcast is UP!!! This was a super cool experience for me, to be interviewed all the way from California, and I'm really lucky to have connected with the awesome Mr. Lowe. Since this interview, he's introduced me to a number of people and companies, that can help my campaign grow! I was thrilled to be able to talk about, and show my gratitude to all of the amazing people and businesses that continue to support my mission to spread kindness! So, ladies and gentlemen...you can TUNE IN NOW! 

Highlights Magazine Article

2/9/18  My guest article for Highlights for Children is LIVE! I'd like to thank them (especially Ms. Barsotti) for this incredible opportunity - "published" at 13 years old - so cool! I hope to be able to partner with them again soon! 

Beach Cleanup

3/9/18  Carlie & her sister, Payton, joined a group from their school, Oregon Connections Academy, and Ocean Blue, a conservation organization, for a beach cleanup day at Nye Beach on the Oregon Coast this morning! Yes, that's blue sky you see! 🙌🏻 We can't wait to do it again! 

The 2nd Annual Kindness Rocks 5K

 Carlie's Kindness Campaign hosted the 2nd Annual Kindness Rocks 5K Family Fun Run & Walk! Sunday, July 22nd at Riverfront Park 100+ runners, walkers and crawlers joined us to benefit "Our Military Kids", an organization that provides support to the children of deployed military, as well as to the children of Wounded Warriors, with programs that nurture and sustain children while a parent is away in service to our country or recovering from injury.   Thanks to you, Carlie's Kindness Campaign was able to send a check for $3500!!!

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Carlie Steele

Carlie (14) founded Carlie's Kindness Campaign when she was 9 years old.   She says, “It doesn’t matter how old you are - you CAN make a difference!”    She chooses projects that are close to her heart and enlists YOUR support to help spread kindness!   

Our Projects

  • A Toy & Activity Drive for Kids Going Through Chemotherapy!
  • "Carlie's Christmas for the Troops" - sending some holiday cheer to our Military Servicemen & Women overseas!
  • Raising awareness and promoting RESPECT for those with Special Needs and Disabilities!
  • The First Annual KINDNESS ROCKS 5K benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Disaster Relief Supply Drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey
  • Veteran & Active Duty Appreciation Luncheon
  • A continued assembly program, visiting schools to show them "Being Kind is Cool" and the importance of volunteerism!

Our Mission

Carlie's mission is to make a difference & build relationships in our communities through giving, awareness, outreach, service projects and acts of kindness!  

Some Project Beneficiaries

"Being Kind is Cool" Assemblies

Interested in having Carlie come speak to your school, team or civic group?  She promotes the importance of volunteering in your community, and shows kids that "being kind is cool"!  Contact Carlie to schedule an event!

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Volunteer Opportunites

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Find out more


  • Carlie was honored to be named Oregon's 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community winner for the Middle School level in Washington D.C.!  
  • She was received the Daily Point of Light, Award  an organization started by George H.W. Bush, which recognizes “changemakers” across America.  
  • She  was  a finalist  in Nashville at the National Youth Activist Awards 2018!  



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Your support and contributions will enable us to do more projects and spread more kindness!  Your tax-deductible donation will make a HUGE difference!  Thank you!  

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Carlie's Kindness Campaign

Amity, Oregon, United States

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