Hello! Welcome to The Caring Coins.

Salley Gibney

The Caring Coin began with a dream Salley Gibney had 15 years ago about a wooden coin with an angel and the message, “You are never alone.”

“Although perplexed by this dream, something inside of me knew that I had to follow this dream and bring this little coin to fruition. My hope in sharing the story of the Caring Coins is to inspire each of us to tap into the best of ourselves, remember each one of us matters and share a message of caring.”

“I am also hoping to encourage others to follow their dreams. I could never have come up with this little coin had it not been for my dream.” *

—Salley Gibney

*Dreams are gifts meant to stretch our capabilities.

They beckon us to new heights. They lend direction to our lives. They are not happenstance; they are part of our destiny. Our dreams reflect the contribution we are called on to make in this life.

Think about that!

Do you have a dream or a passion? It may be something that comes to you fleetingly. It might be whimsical, whatever. You must follow your dream, even if it is just a little bit at a time. You owe it to yourself. Life is a process of steps. Take one step at a time…Just continue to climb.

I matter, You matter…

You matter simply because you are you!

The Vermont-crafted Caring Coins are simple, tangible reminders of a caring connection, which gives comfort and hope as a reminder that we are not alone, someone cares. Over 175,000 Caring Coins have been shared with children and adults including with our troops, survivors of disasters and others here at home and around the world!

Caring Coins

In our unsettled world we may wonder if we can make a difference…
The good news is…We can make a difference…
one person at a time.

“We are all in this together…”

This song by Joseph Wooten, of the Steve Miller Band, reminds each of us that we are part of the human family. As we respect ourselves, we are better able to respect each other. As we face the challenges in our lives, we can better understand what someone else may be facing in their life.

Caring is Contagious!!!

Did You Know?

The very biggest, best gift we can give to anyone is the gift of ourselves…whether it’s our spouse, partner, children, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends or perhaps someone we haven’t met yet.

It’s as simple as:

Your Loved Ones

spending time with your loved ones

saying a kind word

saying a kind word to someone who looks up to you

Give someone a hug
giving someone a hug

Saying I Love You

saying “I love you” to your loved ones

Really Listening

really listening and hearing what someone has to tell you

Sharing a smile, a wave, a text

sharing a smile, a wave, or a loving text with someone

Sometimes just acknowledging someone can make a huge difference. The hardest part of being alone or homeless is the feeling of being invisible. “People pass you by without even acknowledging that you are there.”

Caring Coins Graphic

We show our children by our example that thinking of others not only benefits someone else but benefits us as well. We are all part of the “Human Family.” We can make a difference one act of caring at a time.

Caring IS Contagious!!!

Read about how the Caring Coins are being shared…

Children and Youth

Abby’s Story about bullying and how she shared “I matter, You matter, Let’s Start the Conversation” at her school illustrates how it worked…

Homelessness

YANAF and the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless partnered to bring awareness to homelessness through discussion in schools, churches, businesses…

Our Troops and Veterans

You Are Never Alone Foundation has shared over 85,000 Caring Coins with our Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, their families, Wounded Warriors and our Veterans…

You Can Share Caring Coins

The wooden Caring Coin with the messages “You are never alone” and “You matter” is a simple, tangible reminder of a caring connection which gives a feeling of comfort, belonging, and hope. It’s something to take with us always.

If you would like to start your own Caring Coin project, Caring Coins are available for purchase by contacting Maple Landmark Woodcraft, in Middlebury, Vermont, where each coin is handcrafted.

Maple Landmark Woodcraft
1297 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
1-800-421-4223
Use Online Contact Form