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Explore Kindness

Alex Radelich
Marina Del Rey · CA
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

We’re a nonprofit organization called Explore Kindness, and our mission is to make the world a better place, one act of random kindness at a time. We've driven our RV 35,000 across America, but now we’re ready to bring other explorers on the road with us! In May, we’re packing the RV with people from all walks of life, including writers, photographers, speakers, athletes, and even a Juilliard-trained viola player, and together we’ll be taking a road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. Along the way, we’ll be performing acts of kindness, hosting purpose-driven community meetups, and sharing our kindness discoveries with hundreds of thousands of followers via social media so that we can all learn, grow, and ultimately act together.

How will you use the $10k?

60% will go directly to funding the acts of kindness that are performed along the way. Based on our four years of experience on the road, we know that this amount can and will go a long way and will allow us to directly impact hundreds and hundreds of people throughout our journey.
40% will be devoted to travel expenses including gas, insurance, flights, and a safety fund for any unforeseen expenses that may arise on the road. Every penny of that 40% that is not used here will be directed to performing acts of kindness.

What impact do you hope to make?

During this journey, we will be directly spreading kindness to hundreds of people along the west coast. Our acts of kindness will include purchasing coffee for strangers, handing out flowers on the street, volunteering with homeless outreach programs, hosting events for a Boys and Girls Club, and dozens more. At each stop, we’ll be hosting meetups and using our social media followings to bring fans and community members to join us in exploring kindness. For those who aren’t able to join us, we’ll be issuing daily kindness challenges and encouraging people to explore kindness in their own cities. Due to the audiences that our team members have already established, we will be reaching hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.

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The trip will begin in San Francisco on April 29th and will conclude in Seattle on May 7th. We have several explorers already committed, but the final team will be selected by April 1st, and social media announcements will begin shortly after.

This trip will serve as platform to launch the next evolution of our organization. Inspiring an Epidemic of Kindness is a difficult task, but becomes much more manageable when others are involved. Our dream is to have dozens of Explore Kindness teams on the road at all times, and the first teams will launch following the conclusion of this trip.

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