chalk kindness+community=love

September 8, 2010


1. mary munford sidewalk love2, 2. tim callender sidewalk love6, 3. mary munford sidewalk love6, 4. by Jess Lucia 5. swift creek elementary3, 6. by Jess Lucia 7. Side Walk Chalk Geurrilla Goodness, 8. IMG_2495, 9. DSCN1292, 10. DSCN1269, 11. herbert’s kindness bush, 12. DSCN1255

Some went into the night all stealthy-like, others gathered in large groups but  Sidewalk Chalk Love was all about community this year. Hundreds of kids, parents, teachers, administrators, lovely photographers, artists, even kind friends in the neighborhood, people all over the country left notes of love and encouragement for students everywhere! 

I was amazed by how some schools had 30, 40 and even 50 people show up to chalk, teachers asked and their administrations took on the project together, kindness trees were popping up everywhere, there just seemed to be a special togetherness this year. The pictures are still pouring in and you can check some of them out at the Guerrilla Goodness Flickr Pool. You can also e-mail me with your photos at  Be sure to let us know if you participated so we can add your kindness work to the ever-growing list.

Thank you, thank you everyone for making this year so very special!

10 Responses to “chalk kindness+community=love”

  1. playcrane Says:

    I still think this is the coolest! I will definitely have to do this next year or surprise kids sometime during the school year.

  2. Playing Out Time Says:

    I hope to see this every year!! Awesome

  3. jeroldssis Says:

    I’m so excited to see that the Kindness Tree idea is spreading as well as the sidewalk chalk! How awesome is THAT?!? Way to go, people!! 😉

  4. Love & Kindness Says:

    There’s a suicide-prevention project for bullied gay & lesbian youth very similar to this. It started in 2005 at a New Jersey college and has grown into a national movement. It’s good to see so many people using graffiti for love.

  5. Alice Says:

    There’s a suicide prevention project for bullied gay and lesbian youth very similar to this. started in 2005 at a NJ college and has since become a national movement. Maybe you could reach out to them and team up on a kindness project?

    For all the cynicism out there, there’s a lot of people who just want to be KIND.

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