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! 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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... 💙
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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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