Welcome to The Caring Coins!

Caring Coins

I’m Salley Gibney…

The Caring Coins started with a dream I had 22 years ago…Since that dream, over 150,000 of these little wooden Vermont crafted Caring Coins have been a reminder of a caring connection with each one giving the gift of hope…

In our unsettled world, we may wonder if we can make a difference… The answer is “Yes, we can!” I have seen over and over again how each of us can make a difference one person at a time. Making a difference does not have to be big or grandiose…it can be as simple as sharing our caring with simple acts of kindness like a smile, a compliment, a wave, a hi, holding a door for someone, letting a car go ahead of us. It can be text, a coin, a card, whatever…And it can turn our day around too.

I witnessed this one day recently at Dave’s Market… I didn’t have any coins with me so I just said hello, and my name and asked the gal behind the counter her name, she told me and smiled…then I asked the man behind me his name and this spread throughout to check-out area and beyond, Before long almost everyone in the checkout area was participating and it continued into the parking lot with people honking horns at each other…We were all smiling and laughing…

…the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
—Mother Theresa

Caring is Contagious!

Salley Gibney

About Salley Gibney

Throughout my life, I have realized the importance of a personal, caring connection, of knowing someone cares and the hope that comes with each caring connection we make. I believe this is where we find our common ground.

Like so many women, I have worn many hats as a wife, mother, “Grammy”, registered nurse, entrepreneur and community volunteer. She hosted a cable TV Show, Let’s Talk at GNAT-TV in Manchester, Vermont for 14 years and currently hosts “Caring Connections” at PEG-RI TV in Providence, RI.

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Follow Your Dreams…

Follow your dreams whatever they are…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.

Share a Caring Coin

Often people ask how they can purchase Caring Coins. I privately purchase my Caring Coins from Maple Landmark in Middlebury, Vermont.

Mike at Maple Landmark, in Middlebury, VT, first crafted the Caring Coins for me after my dream, continued for the “You Are Never Alone Foundation”, my 401(c )(3) non-profit, non-denominational organization in Vermont for many years until I dissolved YANAF when my husband Bob became ill.

Today, Maple Landmark continues to craft Caring Coins for me privately and for others who want to share their message. Often people create their own coin. To learn more visit Share a Caring Coin page.

Messages from Salley:

I would love to hear from you and share more about the Caring Coins and how we can share the message of caring, connection and hope with each other, our families, friends, our schools…everywhere…