What is Carlie's Kindness Campaign?

My name is Carlie, and I’m 15, 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! 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.


Remembering 9/11



 Attn: KINDNESS FANS! Drum roll, please! I am SO proud to announce my latest project… REMEMBERING 9/11.

We have purchased 2977 American flags to be displayed on September 11th in honor of those we lost that day. Although I wasn’t even born yet, I want to bring people together so that we can remember and thank the brave heroes who fearlessly and selflessly gave their lives rescuing others after the horrific attack on our Country.

How can you help? You, or your business, can sponsor a flag (or many flags) for $5 each. The proceeds of this project will go to the Tunnel2Towers Fallen First Responder Home Program, which provides financial assistance to the families of law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency workers across the country, that have lost their lives under extraordinary circumstances in the line of duty. Listen to this – if we get sponsors for each and every flag, we have the potential to raise nearly $15,000!!!

Every Sponsor’s name will be tied to a flag for a ceremony with local first responder departments at the Amity High School Athletics Football Field at 9am.  We are so proud to have Amity Fire District and McMinnville Fire Dept join us, as well as more special guests awaiting confirmation!  A huge thank you to the Amity School District for allowing us to use their property for this!

How do you sponsor a flag? Visit my website: carlieskindnesscampaign.org, and you’ll see the Remembering 9/11 information with a “Sponsor a Flag” button, OR you can mail donations to Carlie’s Kindness Campaign, PO Box 607, Amity, OR 97101. You will be mailed a thank you letter, which will include my nonprofit Tax ID number.

With your help, we can bring people together to honor and support those who put their lives on the line every single day – and for just $5, we can make a difference in the lives of those who lost a hero. Please share and spread the word – and make sure to stay tuned for ceremony information! Thank you! 



PO BOX 607

AMITY, OR 97101


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Latest News!

Kindness Goes a Long Way


My Grandma & Grandpa went to Salem Hospital Emergency Department tonight to bring them some Christmas goodies from all of us, and to thank them for being there for people in need of care, instead of being home with their families tonight! My family has spent A LOT of time in hospitals, and it’s so comforting to have people like these hardworking, compassionate and KIND men & women overseeing your care! 

Secret Project!


This Christmas Eve morning’s super secret project was a success! We delivered breakfast & lunch to 8 fire stations in Salem (2 others we’re out on calls) and in Amity! I’m so grateful for these brave fire fighters, and thankful they are always ready for the call - even on Christmas. Please say a little prayer for all first responders and their families - they are real life heroes! 

KATU Everyday Hero


I’m so honored and excited to be this week’s KATU News #EverydayHero! It was so much fun to shoot! Here’s the article and video  segment! Keep spreading KINDNESS! 💙  


Play it Forward Toy Drive



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 had to spend the holidays in the hospital, and we were able to brighten their day! I delivered to each hospital on December 18th, and it was an incredible experience.  Thank you all for helping me spread kindness!

I’m SO excited to announce my latest project! The PLAY IT FORWARD Toy Drive, benefiting OHSU Doernbe

Delivery Day!

974 toys headed up to kids spending the holidays in the hospital, $5000+ worth, and countless smiles... We are so grateful to each and every person who made this possible! Stay tuned throughout the day for some amazing moments of kindness! I couldn’t do this without YOU, Kindness Fans! Big or small, your generosity will make a difference in the lives of kiddos who are fighting battles I can’t even imagine... 💙  


Making a Difference

When I was delivering toys to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital today, I was so lucky to be able to meet a fellow Oregon Connections Academy 1st grader named Maddox, who actually lives pretty close to me! He’s fighting a rare form of cancer, but he was feeling up for a visit today! What an awesome guy, and such a fighter! I feel like I made a new little buddy today! 

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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"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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  • 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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