“The Be Kind People Project Bus Tour”
To coincide with World Kindness Week, The Be Kind People Bus Tour visited schools throughout the Phoenix Valley November 7th – 10th to deliver the Teacher Recognition Gifts that the women of Holiday Crafts, Cheers and Laughs® assembled on November 4th!
We rode the bus from north to south, from east to west, to give a nice, unexpected surprise to thousands of teachers!
We visited over 140 schools and met such nice teachers along the way! Read about Ms. Schuch at Imagine School of Avondale – a truly inspirational teacher!
Day 1 of the Bus Tour: Delivering Teacher Appreciation Gifts:
Day 2: Full of excitement at the assemblies!
Day 3: (See if you can spot “What A Wonderful World” lyrics!)
Day 4: Our last day of the tour… such memories of smiling faces!
We also held 8 assemblies through the week, where kids go the opportunity to learn about the importance of kindness in everyday interactions, take the BEE Kind Kid™ Pledge and take a moment to write a Thank You note to their teachers! To rally the kids, teachers and administrators for kindness, The Be Kind Crew™ (members of EPIK Dance Company) showed their expert hip-hop moves to the kids and used high-energy, expertly-choreographed dances to show that kindness is KOOL! (Check out EPIK’ calendar and catch a show around Phoenix!)
Look for pictures and highlights from the deliveries on Facebook & Twitter (@BeKindPpl)! And check out the news stories on our efforts… thank you National and Phoenix Media for your interest in advocating for teachers!
Thank you to Subway Restaurants, who provided thousands of breakfast and lunch sandwiches to all the students who participated in these assemblies! And thank you to PopChips, who provided delicious popped chips for all meals!
“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”
- Joyce A. Myers