“We are glad to see movements like Ann Curry’s #26Acts of Kindness appearing to honor the victims,” says Sara Schairer, founder of Compassion It. “Compassion It wants to encourage these daily compassionate acts and also provide financial assistance for the community of Newtown.”
Compassion It, which launched in July of 2012 and has spread to six continents, supports its mission by selling a unique black-and-white reversible bracelet. Wearers start the morning with the dark side facing out. After a compassionate action, they flip the bracelet over to the light side. This provides a tangible reminder to have compassion each day.
From December 19 to January 13, for the next 26 days, 50% of online proceeds will go to Newtown and the other 50% will go toward Compassion It’s compassion education outreach program, which aims to reduce bullying and violence in schools.
As people are suffering from this tragedy, they are asking, “What can I do to help?”
Elizabeth Pyjov of Compassion It says she sees a threefold value to the 26 days initiative. “This can be a way to pay tribute to the victims with daily compassionate actions, to donate to the community of Newtown, and to join a global movement that spreads compassion and stands for peace. I believe that compassion can be a way of healing and creating a better future.”
“We can offer compassion and kindness to everyone we meet, and we can teach our children to do the same. That is how we can face this heartbreaking situation and this challenging world,” says Schairer.
For more information and to get bracelets, visit http://www.compassionit.com.
COMPASSION IT’s mission is to inspire daily compassionate actions
At COMPASSION IT, we strive to improve the social consciousness of the world. We envision a time when we can measure a million acts of compassion taking place each day, all over the globe.