Hello! Welcome to The Caring Coins.
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.” *
*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!
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:
spending time with your loved ones
saying a kind word to someone who looks up to you
giving someone a hug
saying “I love you” to your loved ones
really listening and hearing what someone has to tell you
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.”
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…
YANAF and the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless partnered to bring awareness to homelessness through discussion in schools, churches, businesses…