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Paying it Forward

So like most of the SPN Family, I just followed along with Misha’s panel at VegasCon. I am reminded of why I adore this man so much.

He came from nothing. He was homeless at one time and he actually breaks down when he remembers acts of kindness towards him and his family when he was a child. It is no coincidence that his charity is called Random Acts and that his motto is ‘one act of kindness at a time’.

We can all learn so much from a man that has spent a good part of his life paying it forward. Now that he has the means, and the platform, he uses it to give kindness to others and to encourage the rest of us to do the same.

Misha Collins makes me want to be a better person. He inspires me to want to give back to the world and pay it forward more often. 'Get Kind’ shouldn’t just be a slogan, it should be a way of life. Something we strive for every day.

Thank you, Misha! I am proud to be your fan and one of your kindness minions. Don’t ever change

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Incredibly successful AMOK day one.

Happily passing the baton to Misha Collins. We can’t wait to see what West Coast AMOK has in store for day two!

Our undying devotion/gratitude goes out to Justin Guarini, @mkhunterz, and Michelle for organizing this event and all of its successful parts.

Incredible thanks go out to @habitatfordeanwinchester, Patty, Renee, Chuck, From the Lab, Purina Cat Chow, and all of our knitters for making this possible.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, knit/crocheted, donated, wrote letters, and volunteered. Thank you to everyone who did something kind today.

It’s hard to believe that you guys could top this, but you never fail to amaze us. Same time next year? We’ll see you then. @randomactsorg

Osric launched his On the Hunt campaign today!

Via his Facebook:

And we are LAUNCHED! Good morning everyone!

Welcome to the start of my “On the Hunt” shirt campaign with Creation Stands with proceeds benefiting Random Acts’ Dreams 2 Acts Nicaragua!
This also marks the official launch for the “On the Hunt” game for kindness! You can choose to purchase a shirt, but if not, I still invite you to play the game with us!
Since the campaign is benefiting Random Acts, the goal of the game is to collect acts of kindness.

You’ll need to choose a team: ‪#‎SPNred‬, ‪#‎SPNblue‬, or ‪#‎SPNyellow‬. By joining a team, you’re pledging to perform an act of kindness. Big or small, complicated or simple; all acts of kindness are welcome. Once your act is complete, show me on social media. Make sure you use your team’s hashtag and also tag ‪#‎OnTheHunt‬! The game will last for the run of the shirt campaign—two weeks, ending on September 5th. The team that performs the most acts of kindness by the end of the game wins!

Each team will also have team leaders and they will reveal themselves to you throughout the campaign to cheer you all on :)

Oh, and as a little added incentive, I will dye my hair either red, blue, or yellow, depending on whichever team wins ;)
Consider that your trophy until I grow it out or have to dye it back to black for work!

Anyway, I hope you will all play along with me over the next few weeks. Together, we’re going to change the world, one act of kindness at a time :)
http://bit.ly/os_oc1

Find out more information about the teams and what they stand for here: https://www.facebook.com/KevinTranAP/photos/a.185494802615.126188.176288692615/10153855585267616/?type=3&theater

Blue team: http://bit.ly/SPNblue  
Red team: http://bit.ly/SPNred  
Yellow team: http://bit.ly/SPNyellow

@osrictumbles

12 Acts of Kindness: Paying It Forward

Misha had something special to tell us, so he took some time today and wrote something on our website… Go check it out on our website!

Make sure to follow our blog closely as we document all the ways our staff are celebrating this year’s 12 Acts of Kindness — and if you’re feeling the itch to perform a sponsored act yourself, make sure to apply for funding using one of our handy Act Proposal forms here.

With a little over three hours to go, we’ve hit 7500 sales. There aren’t enough thanks to go around— (we’d need almost 8000 of them!) —but big, heartfelt, general thanks go out to everyone who supported the campaign, whether by purchasing a shirt or spreading the word or both.

Thank you to everyone who donated a shirt or bag to someone else who couldn’t afford one. Immense thanks for your giveaways and contests.

Incredible thanks to @creationstands for giving us a platform to give, for believing in us when we were a smaller, less-experienced campaign.

Thank you to @ruthieconnell, @mishacollins, Matt Cohen, @robbenedict, Richard Speight, Alaina Huffman and @osrictumbles for helping promote the campaign and for willing to get #PantslessAF for us.

Most of all, thank you to @kimrhodes4 and @officialbrianab, without whom literally none of this would have been possible. We love you guys lots.

Job well done, everyone. We almost quadrupled our goal! That’s one heck of a slam dunk in our books. Check for updates about Dreams2Acts Nicaragua to see where your contributions are going. Continue to support our friends at @randomactsorg when you can.

And in the mean time, stay Wayward As Fuck.

ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are extremely pleased and very excited to announce that we are partnering with Random Acts (randomactsorg) to raise funds for their Dreams 2 Acts Nicaragua campaign!

If you’re unfamiliar with the campaign, you can read all about it here. Basically, Random Acts is raising funds to create a free high school for students in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, where access to public education isn’t a given- particularly for women.

We thought that this was an amazing opportunity, given the nature of Wayward Daughters. What better way to show support for empowerment of women and girls than by raising money to build a school for young people for whom education and opportunities might otherwise be out of reach?

Because of this, we’ve decided to make Random Acts the recipients of our t-shirt campaign donations! 

They are only about $25,000 away from their goal! That means that if every person who has already signed our petition bought a t-shirt, tank top, or hoodie, we could raise the remaining funds! It’s that easy!

We will be starting the t-shirt campaign soon on Represent, which means that 100% of the profit will go directly to Random Acts. We’ve had a lot of interest in the t-shirts, so we’re hoping that you will feel good about purchasing one knowing that your donation is going to an excellent cause.

If you don’t have $19.95 for a t-shirt, don’t worry. Our goal here isn’t to sell shirts. Any donation at all will go a long way for Dreams 2 Acts. Only have a dollar to spare? Awesome! That’s one more dollar than they’d already raised. Donate however much you want to the campaign here.

If you can’t spare any money, we totally understand. Just do something kind for someone today in the name of Random Acts. A little goes a long way!

We will keep everyone posted about the start of the t-shirt campaign, which should begin this next week. In the mean time, spread the word! We could very easily raise enough money to reach their goal, and how cool would that be?

Carry on, wayward children!