Hello! Welcome to the Caring Coins

As we face the coronavirus, it is important for each of us follow the directions of our health professionals to stay put, not participate in outside activities, do not be in groups. Many are feeling frightened and alone.

“…the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.”
—Sister Theresa

As part of one human family, let’s come together as family. Let’s share our love with a text, a phone call, a tweet, a card, a letter, whatever… We are all in this together!

The coronavirus is contagious but…

Caring is more Contagious!!!

Caring Coins

About the 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…with a simple act of caring.

The Caring Coins are little wooden coins that share a message of caring, connection and hope…

Every time a Caring Coin is shared, a little magic happens…We invite you to share the magic.

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope…those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

—Robert Kennedy

“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.

Share the messages of caring, connection and hope one person at a time…with a simple act of caring.

Caring is Contagious!!!

See how the Caring Coins have been shared…


Most recently, the Caring Coins have been shared with immigrant children, women and men at our southern border to remind them that they are not alone…someone cares…they matter.

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…

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…

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.

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.”

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!!!

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
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