Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A book and project designed to create a movement to bring communities closer through heartfelt intentions and individual actions!
30 backers pledged $6,016 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

The Heart To Hands Movement project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

$6,016

30

Heart to Hands Book and Tree Project

There is a time and a place for everything, and now is the time to work together to strengthen our communities and highlight the good works of one another.  It’s important for each of us to know that what we say, and do, really does make a difference! 

Eleven years ago I had a vivid dream one night clearly showing me this book and project. A way to highlight the goodness of one another and share easy ways everyone can reach out into the world in kind and actionable steps. A way to show that yes, it is really possible for one person to make a difference.

Heart to Hands was created to help start and spread a movement of goodness for individuals, schools, businesses and communities, no matter where you happen to live. It is a spark to light a fire in everyone who reads it, and a place for not only sharing ideas but encouraging and welcoming new ones.

Today, showing kindness to one another is more important than ever.    

Now that the book is complete, the real work begins to kick off the project and create a movement highlighting how the good acts of individuals can encourage the unfolding of even more goodness than we could possibly imagine.

The "Tree Project" provides a simple way to start the much needed conversations with our community groups, place of work and most importantly with our leaders of tomorrow. This project provides a tangible tool for teachers to use in a classroom to have ongoing discussions to teach children the importance of being kind to one another and the beauty of people working together in a positive and supportive way.

By helping us bring the tree project to life and sponsoring classrooms in as many places as possible, you are joining in this movement and helping us highlight the true nature of humanity. The nature of belonging, of being apart of something bigger than us, to make a difference!

We want to help teachers start the conversation with their classes and inspire students to start reaching out into their communities in a positive way.  Helping them to build bridges between communities and understand the importance and impact of kind actions is how we hope to help shape today's youth into tomorrow's leaders. 

As participants complete an action, they place a seeded heart leaf onto the tree.  When the tree is complete, the leaves can be planted to grow flowers and beautify the community. This provides an opportunity for teachers to begin a conversation with their classrooms about the importance of reaching out into our communities in a positive manner and a fun tool to show off their students efforts.

Our goal first and foremost is to foster strong communities through kind actions and honest conversation as outlined in the Heart to Hands book.

The initial funding will allow us to go beyond the publication of the book and bring the tree project to life.  It will allow for the printing of the classroom posters, the plantable hearts and will also be used to start a media tour in our first city.  Our goal is to have community events in at least 10 cities across America.  At each event we will hand out the "Tree Project" and book to local classrooms, highlight the goodness being done in that city, and help people connect to growing the good works in each area.  

We also believe that bringing a community event to cities across America keeps the conversation fresh and alive.  We will be tracking and sharing our experiences as we move from city to city.  We have highlighted the cities we have earmarked to launch the tour and are open to other cities.

Here's a visual breakdown of some of the rewards you can get when you back the Heart to Hands Movement!

As we continue the Heart to Hands Tour through the winter and spring of 2019, you will receive regular email updates as we travel to new cities.

Let's  start a movement like no other and help empower and strengthen one another and our communities at the same time!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  

Kathleen

Risks and challenges

I've done what I can to minimize risk. The book and the tools for the kits are complete and ready to go. My professional team of printers, designers and editors have been great and are on stand by to print and assemble materials for our first goal and to hit our stretch goals. The challenge for me is to get the entire national tour pledged in our stretch goals. A stretch goal I feel very deeply about, 200 schools, it is a great start to make this bigger than we can imagine! In my heart of hearts I am truly grateful for all of the support I have received thus far on this project and I look forward to the support in bringing it to life!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The Digital Giving Tree

    Follow our journey. We will send email updates about the progress of the movement.
    Get your name displayed on our website as a sponsor of the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Signed Heart to Hands Book

    Get a personally signed copy of the Heart to Hands book, email updates, your name displayed on our website as a Heart Sponsor and a personalized thank you note.

    Includes:
    • Signed Heart To Hands Book
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    It Takes Two "Paying it Forward"

    Pay it forward, get two signed copies of the Heart to Hands book, one for you and one to share, in honor of Kathleen's first grade teacher. Email updates of our journey and get your name listed on the Heart To Hands Movement website under Spreading The Goodness!

    Includes:
    • 2 Signed Heart To Hands Books; One for You, One to Share
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Classroom Sponsor

    Get everything included in "It Takes Two" plus a Heart to Hands Tree Project Kit sent to a classroom in your name.

    Includes:
    • It Takes Two
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    • Heart to Hands Tree Project Kit Sponsorship
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Personal and Community Power

    Empower you and your family with your own Heart To Hands Poster and an autographed book and
    Sponsor a classroom with a Heart to Hands Poster Project at the same time. Have the option to have your name on the poster as the sponsor and your name listed on our website under Personal and Community Power.

    Includes:
    • Personal Heart to Hands Poster
    • Name Listed on our Website as a Personal and Community Sponsor
    • Option to have Your Name on the Tree Poster as a Sponsor
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    • Heart to Hands Tree Project Kit Sponsorship
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Double Classroom Sponsor

    Sponsor two classrooms and have the option to send one of the "Tree Projects" to a classroom of your choice.

    Includes:
    • It Takes Two
    • Heart to Hands Tree Project Kit Sponsorship
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    The Giving Tree

    Get everything in "Personal and Community Power" plus we will provide each child in your sponsored classroom with a copy of the Heart to Hands Book.

    Includes:
    • Personal Heart to Hands Poster
    • Option to have Your Name on the Tree Poster as a Sponsor
    • A Book for each Student in the Classroom
    • 2 Signed Heart To Hands Books; One for You, One to Share
    • Your Name Listed on the Website under The Giving Tree Sponsorship
    • Heart to Hands Tree Project Kit Sponsorship
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    City Tour School Sponsor

    Grab a group or do it yourself - Sponsor 5 schools (up to 40 classrooms) in one city. Your name will be featured as the main supporter of the community event and your name written on the poster as a sponsor. Your name will be listed on our website as a City School Sponsor. This will also include a Heart to Hands Project Poster for your home or office, and 2 signed Heart To Hands Books.

    Includes:
    • Personal Heart to Hands Poster
    • 2 Signed Heart To Hands Books; One for You, One to Share
    • City School Sponsorship of 5 Schools
    • A Very Special Thank You Note
    • Your Name Listed on our Website as a City Tour School Sponsor
    • Your Name Listed at the City Community Event as the Sponsor
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $6,000 or more About $6,000

    Super Sponsor

    Host your own event. Get everything in "City Tour School Sponsor" plus we will help host a community event for you and your group. We will work together to set a date that works.

    Includes:
    • Personal Heart to Hands Poster
    • Community Event
    • 2 Signed Heart To Hands Books; One for You, One to Share
    • Name Listed as a Super Sponsor on our Website
    • City School Sponsorship of 5 Schools
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)