Guerrilla Goodness: Takin’ It To The Sidewalks

August 23, 2009

So you might remember last year when we kooked up this idea with the Supersisters to team up to do some Guerrilla Goodness for the kids heading back to school? Well, this year, we have a special invitation for you?!

Come with US!!! You can spread kindness wherever you are but we would would like to put out a special call to all Richmonders:

We know our city is a little screwed up, well a lot,  but would you like to do something kind for the kids of our city?

Yes? Meet me and other Guerrilla Goodness lovers in front of the Carillon (Byrd Park)  at 3:00 pm on September 7th!

Here’s how it works:

1. I will pass out addresses to city schools and sidewalk chalk.

2. You head out with friends, family, kids, dogs, grandmothers, artists, whoever…and write positive messges to kids on the sidewalks in front of the elementary schools in Richmond city for the first day of school.

3. Go home blissed out with the kindness high!

4. If you are kid, be super quiet when you are walking to school the next day and everyone around you is talking about the cool art out front. and smile.

you are fantastic by you.

We are looking for graffiti, tattoo  and other artists that might be interested in doing one crazy cool “square” at each school. All in chalk, of course. Please contact patience@kindnessgirl.com if you are interested in helping.

Can’t wait to see you there. Leave a comment if you think you might like to come, or just show up. Please, tweet, facebook and blog this too! Thanks, it’s gonna be great!

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44 Responses to “Guerrilla Goodness: Takin’ It To The Sidewalks”

  1. Tiffany Says:

    Wonderful and magical idea ~ I’ll be there on the 7th :)

  2. senseq Says:

    It’s simple things like this which make the most difference in people’s lives. A great idea for our children. I wish I could make it. Thank you!


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  4. Miss Teacher Says:

    I am a teacher at a local Richmond city elementary school. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. Our children deserve to know they are special, and this is a WONDERFUL idea!!

    Thank you so much!! :)

  5. Sara Berger Says:

    Fantabulous!! Kindness Girl, you are a brilliant superhero!! Unfortunately I think we are out of town that day :(
    BUT let me know if I can help in any other way to make this happen…

    xo
    Sara B

  6. Sarah-Ji Says:

    Love this idea! Maybe we’ll do this in Chicago!

  7. amy Says:

    i like this – a lot! hope you have a wonderful day of goodness.

  8. kiku Says:

    This made me smile :) It really is the little things that make such a big difference! Just knowing someone cares enough to stop and do something nice. Enjoy the outing!

  9. Chris Says:

    Okay girlfriend! You got me to jump on this band-wagon last year and it was a hit! We’re doin’ it again, too and I can’t wait. This time though, like yourself, I’m asking for volunteers to jump on this ‘Guerilla Kindness’ band wagon, west coast style, with me! We start school Sept. 2nd so we’ll be doin’ it on the evening of the 1st. I’ll share mine if you share yours! lol. Have tons ‘o fun!!

  10. Annie Says:

    Love this! Thanks for being the person who would think of this.


  11. [...] Patience Salgado is at it again! Earlier this year she spearheaded an effort to help kids in the Phillipines get the supplies they needed for school. Now she’s focusing her guerilla kindness efforts closer to home. [...]

  12. Kelly Says:

    I’m so there! I’ll spread the word!

  13. Kristina Says:

    I’ll be there and also spread the word.

    But let’s not forget the private tuition-free schools that allow so many Richmond kids to even attend school- like St. Andrew’s School. A great school enabling children to dream and achieve the impossible.

  14. heather Says:

    this is so dear and inspiring! not long before I read this I made the decision to wrap some pieces of art that I want to move out of my studio and spread some guerilla kindness where i live. thank you, this is very affirming!

  15. Abbie Radcliffe Says:

    Hi, Patience. I (and my 3 kids) are totally in~!! I may round up some teachers from my school too! Please include Blackwell Elementary on your list (oak grove too?) They are not w/in walking distance, but I can help caravan. Love you and fab. idea!!!!!

    Abbie
    phone # is 804-221-4054

  16. Emily Says:

    I adore this- I’ll be getting ready for my own first day of school, right up to the last minute no doubt, but I just LOVE that you are doing this. Please, please include Holton on your list! -e

  17. Melodie Says:

    I just found your blog and I just have to say wow, thank you for your inspiring radiance! I’m soooo going to do this at my daughter’s school for her fist day of Kindergarden. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL idea!

  18. Brenna Says:

    That is so sweet! I would love to do something where I live…


  19. I LOVE this idea. I’m definitely going to hit up my two local schools.


  20. I will definitely be linking up to you on my site – I am a guerrilla chalker from way back:

    http://frenchtoastgirl.com/thoughts/chalking.shtml

    Good luck!

  21. Jeannine Says:

    Have already sent word to neighborhood moms so our rising 6th graders will feel a little less afraid of starting a new school. I love this idea so much!!!


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  23. Ozima Says:

    This is a great idea, thank you kindnessgirl!

    I hope I’m not intruding, and that you won’t consider this spam… but I thought maybe people would like to see a way they could give back the world without spending any time or money…

    I came across this website dreamer.me and I thought it was a great idea. Just make it your primary search engine and you’ll give hundreds per year to charity.. so easy!

  24. Abbie Radcliffe Says:

    Patience…don’t know if you saw my reply…I will be coming w/ my children and at least 2 other teachers from my school – Blackwell. Didn’t know if that was one of the schools you planned on, but would it be okay – “add us to the list”. It is in the Manchester area. Oak Grove is close by too.

  25. homeslice Says:

    what a great idea! i will try to make it out.

  26. Andrea Goulet Says:

    I’ll be in CT, but I’ll be sure to send lots and lots and lots of positive energy to everyone while I’m thinking of you! Can’t wait for the next event! :D

  27. J.M. Holland Says:

    Great idea Patience. Nice meeting you at the RIO party.

  28. Pam Says:

    After reading about this I knew I had to participate. My homeschooled children are going to our neighborhood school this year for Art, Music, Chorus and Gym. My husband and I surprised them and other neighborhood children with inspiring messages. My children were so excited to read each message along the route.

    http://capturedbyourcameras.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-school-year.html

    We received a special thank you in our local newspaper a few days later.

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009908310312

    Thank you for this wonderful idea. Such a simple act that touched so many.

  29. Alyssa Says:

    I’ll definitely be there :) this is a wonderful idea


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  32. Lu Says:

    Love. Simply love.

  33. jeroldssis Says:

    Okay girlfriend! My blog post is up! Our Guerilla Goodness was fantastic this year!! I’m so touched by all that showed up. I can’t wait to hear all about yours and see your pics! I’m so excited for you!! You rock!

    http://everydayheartbeats.com/2009/09/03/guerrilla-goodnessthe-biggest-love-bomb-of-all/


  34. [...] Thanks to Byrd Park for spreading the word!  On Labor Day, many of us will be showing up to help Patience Salgado spread love to Richmond with her Guerrilla Goodness. We’ll be welcoming back the City of Richmond’s school children with some words that hopefully will make there day.  Please join us if you can. Details follow: Patience Salgado over at Kindness Girl has a great idea: [...]


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  37. [...] his mom, Thea,  in the pouring rain last Sunday to GG. He somehow held hope is his heart that our little event of kindness could still happen. For this reason alone, I knew we must reschedule. I guess you just never know [...]


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  39. [...] So you might remember last year when we kooked up this idea with the Supersisters to team up to do some Guerrilla Goodness for the kids heading back to school? Well, this year, we have a special invitation for you?! Come with US!!! You can spread kindness wherever you are but we would would like to put out a special call to all Richmonders: We know our city is a little screwed up, well a lot,  but would you like to do something kind for the kids … Read More [...]

  40. EWC Says:

    If some of you are heading to Blackwell and Oak Grove…. Could you stop by Swansboro on the way? We would love a message to kick off the school year!!! Thanks!!!!


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  42. Lilly Says:

    hello from Australia, 2011. just ‘paste’n’posted this wonderful idea. Let the sunshine !


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