Gabriella van Rij featuring the Dare to be Kind TV Show
Nobody Forgets an act of Kindness poster
Homeless man Unnoticed, Unwanted, Unloved.
Gabriella van Rij featuring the Dare to be Kind TV ShowNobody Forgets an act of Kindness poster
Kind man helping the homeless
Gabriella van Rij Be the Difference Speach
Gabriella van Rij public speaking
Wanting the World to Care Quote

20,000

phone calls on a typical day are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide
(NCADV)

20,000
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40,799

unaccompanied children and young adults experience homelessness each year in the US
(HUD Exchange)

40,799
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1.6 billion

people across the globe lack adequate housing
(Habitat, 2015)

1.6 billion
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44,965

suicides took place in the US in 2016, twice as many than there were homicides
(NIMH)

44,965
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70.6%

of young people and students report seeing bullying in their schools
(Stop Bullying)

70.6%
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Dare to be Kind

All it takes is 1 act of kindness within a 2-mile radius.

The vision is a SAFER world.

The method is KINDNESS.

The vehicle is YOU.

We dare you to be kind!

Gabriella van Rij leaning against house

Dare to do your part.

Gabriella van Rij [pronounced โ€œrayโ€] articulated what would become the Dare To Be Kind movement in 2010, while writing her first book With All My Might. She expanded on the concept during her travels and speaking engagements in 2012 with the Dare To Be Kind campaign, which gathered momentum and is now a full-fledged Kindness movement, with Kindness instigators across the globe. Visit here for more about Gabriella van Rij and her story.

Answers for the Family interviews Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij, Latest Interview on Answers for the Family Show

January 9, 2019

On Dec 31, 2018, Gabriella van Rij was interviewed by Allen Cardoza on the Answers for the Family Show. ๐ŸŽ™ She talks about kindness and gratitude for 2019 and beyond in this special feature. โœจ Catch it now for an energizing start to a brighter year for you and your friends and family! Go here!

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Michael Keeler, Big Brothers Big Sisters Award

Michael Keeler, Recipient of 2017 Big Brother of the Year Award

December 15, 2018

Michael Keeler volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County and was honored with the 2017 Big Brother of the Year award. On December 11, 2018, Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, sat down and asked him about what prompted him to start volunteering with Big Brothers.

https://daretobekindmovement.com/stories/interview-with-michael-keeler-2017-big-brother-of-the-year

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December 15, 2018

Michael Keeler volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County and was honored with the 2017 Big Brother of the Year award. On December 11, 2018, Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, sat down and asked him about what prompted him to start volunteering with Big Brothers.
Catch the interviewย here.

December 13, 2018

Update from Gabriella: Catholic Charities (Soup Kitchen) serves 2 meals a day every day... WOW! Giving and volunteering are at the center of life in Flint, Michigan... They "dare" to be Kind every day! Here I am at their Soup Kitchen with the wonderful active volunteer in her community, Alison Kisch Dedrick.

December 6, 2018

Dare To Be Kind World Tour and TV Show Update: The tour will come back to Wisconsin for 10 days in January of next year!ย Weโ€™ll be interviewing ๐ŸŽฅ members of the police force, firefighters, paramedics, and others! ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโš•๏ธOur first-responders EP of the TV show is going to be one you wonโ€™t want to miss! Lots of thanks go to Megan Rauschenberger who will be lining up the interviews for us! Youโ€™re a champ! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ช https://igg.me/at/Daretobekind

December 3, 2018

During the first month of the Dare To Be Kind tour ๐ŸŒŽ, Gabriella talked with Joel, a veteran / licensed clinical social worker about what led him to his current line of work. Beautiful stuff here.โœจ More to come on the Dare To Be Kind TV show, but for now, check out the initial interview here: ๐Ÿ‘‡ https://daretobekindmovement.com/stories/interview-with-a-veteran-licensed-clinical-social-worker

November 27, 2018

Here's where the Dare To Be Kind World Tour is at right now: Gabriella made it to the Mid-west! And she's getting ready for the north--which will be even colder than it is here. The snow was too heavy for the trees. And, too deep for her to travel. ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿš˜ So she's taking an extra day to get packed and prepared. Newly arrived: a sleeping bag, which is 3x as thick as the one she bought before, for minus-20 degree weather! Yikes! ๐Ÿ˜…

Bella: Mom... this is a warm bed!

Gabriella: How about leaving it for me?

November 26, 2018

On November 11, Gabriella interviewed Monica Greer, a volunteer at The Poiema Foundation. The foundation's focus: educating the public and raising awareness in order to prevent sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other methods of sexual exploitation. Don't miss this latest interview! To learn more about The Poiema Foundation and the important work they do, visit the following links:

Website: https://poiemafoundation.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poiemafound/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/poiemafound

November 22, 2018

What was life like on the road? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿš˜ Gabriella talks about life on the road with the Dare To Be Kind World Tour + drops hints of exciting news to come. https://www.gabriella.global/post/adjusting-to-life-on-the-road

November 19, 2018

On November 2, Gabriella met with Debbie Lee who founded americasmightywarriors.org in honor of her veteran son. Here, in her own words, is the story of her son's last letter home and how it changed everything for so many... In the beautiful words of Marc A. Lee (KIA Aug 2, 2006), "Pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life."

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mightywarriors
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americasmightywarriors
#americasmightywarriors @americasmightywarriors

November 14, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "Last night we stayed at this cute hostel / museum in Little Rock, AR, on our way to our next stop. It's been too cold to camp out due to rain and snow. ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ„๏ธ On a happy note, I cooked a pot of chili ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿท and shared a meal with my fellow travelers, Wendy, Katherine, Collin, Eric, who were sheltering from the awful weather outside."

November 13, 2018

Sometimes the impact of one caring act ๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’ซ can mean the world ๐ŸŒŽ to someone else. Read Joel's story about the thing that helped him through some rough times. And remember, we're all here to help each other through. The Dare To Be Kind team wishes you a wonderful week ahead! ๐Ÿ† Check out:ย ย https://daretobekindmovement.com/stories/a-reminder-i-carry-with-me

November 13, 2018

Happy #WorldKindnessDay! Get motivated to do more for others by listening to this short but powerful interview with Dare To Be Kind founder, Gabriella van Rij on New Zealand radio show, The Long Lunch! Do us a favor? Subscribe to this show so we can push more positive news into the news cycle!

https://youtu.be/dq3iMCt4hXo

November 8, 2018

Today, Gabriella talked with the Boys and Girls Club at Adobe Acres Elementary School on tone, body language, kindness ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ, and becoming an active witness. The kids specifically felt that kindness=respect. So lovely to hear such definite opinions from this age group: 7 to 11. A huge thank-you ๐ŸŒนto site director Teodora T Gonzales for inviting the Dare To Be Kind movement to speak with your kids! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆIn the picture: Gabriella talks with the cheerleading squad! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

November 7, 2018

Exactly one week ago, at 5PM, Dare To Be Kind founder, Gabriella van Rij, drove out of Beverly Hills... And so much has happened since! ๐ŸคธToday, we were invited by Brianna Bielecki, a unit Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Central New Mexico, to speak with 55 students on kindness vs. bullying and the difficult topic of how to get along with each other without feeling the need to bully. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜… Kindness always works its magic... However, a few tips and tricks are needed to learn this valuable lesson. ๐ŸŽ‰

November 6, 2018

Here we have Tim Sheehan, president/CEO of @BoysGirlsClubsOfCentralNewMexico, and Dare To Be Kind founder, Gabriella van Rij! ๐Ÿ˜Š After a lovely session with the managers here, Gabriella was invited back to talk with 55 students on a topic she is passionate about stopping: bullying! ๐Ÿšซ Happening tomorrow! And check out the great work that @bgccnm is doing! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ†

Make sure to follow their SM accounts:
https://www.bgccnm.org/
https://twitter.com/bgccnm/
https://www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsClubsOfCentralNewMexico

November 5, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "At The Good Shepherdโ€™s home in Albuquerque. ๐Ÿก We will be interviewing Brother Shaun tomorrow, so stay tuned! We also went to the Boys and Girls club and will be speaking with their managers tomorrow. So much excitement on the horizon! ๐ŸŒŸ By the way, this was the first time I walked into an admin office where everyone was laughing and smiling! Such great energy here. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž"

November 2, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "Today we met with Debbie Lee @americasmightywarriors_ who founded americasmightywarriors.org in honor of her veteran son. What an amazing work that Debbie does! So happy to meet a kindred spirit, with a truly important mission and beautiful vision. In the beautiful words of Marc A. Lee (KIA Aug 2, 2006), "Pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life." Something we should all strive to live up to. A beautiful interview with her will be posted to our site soon. Don't miss it! #americasmightywarriors @americasmightywarriors"

November 2, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "We woke up to beautiful desert ๐ŸŒต cactus everywhere. Tent is closed; beds are made. Coffee has been made in a French coffee press. We are slightly organized. Today we have a meeting in Phoenix for a Veterans organization! Our acts of Kindness have started."

November 1, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "On the road ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ, heading toward Whitetank Mountain Regional Park, outside of Phoenix. Happy to report that the first night in the camper was uneventful! ๐Ÿ˜… We were exhausted, so we went straight to sleep--no tossing or turning. And look who we met! We thought we were minimalist, but check out this guy who makes do with just one backpack and his cat! ๐Ÿˆ P.S.: We did find that we need a little more light at night ๐ŸŒŒ around the car--we'll work on that tomorrow."

October 31, 2018

It's beginning! The Dare To Be Kind world tour is launching in under 24 hours! ๐Ÿ•๏ธ Most people buy a tent to fit **IN** the car but founder, Gabriella needs a car to fit the size of her iCamper tent! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿš˜ ย Direction: Arizona. Secret compartment filled with groceries on one side and cooking gear on the other.

October 19, 2018

Update from Gabriella: "Yesterday was the last day celebrating the changing of the seasons, a 9-day event, and the last day was the most important. Incredible that I was there on the last day! Apparently, according to my friends, it means that my upcoming travels have the green light."

Our World Tour

Watch the movement move as the founder, Gabriella van Rij, hits the road, captures your kindness stories, speaks at schools, communities, and corporations, and creates safer communities through 1 act of kindness wherever she goes.

Go here to see Travel Map details, live updates, and more!

Gabriella van Rij leaning against house

Kindness only grows more Kindness.

We get a lot of inquiries asking how to help, and itโ€™s really simpleโ€ฆ no fees, no forms, no complicated steps.

  • 1. Share a story on the #DaretobeKind site.
  • 2. Make Dare To Be Kind TV a reality. Get involved!
  • 3. Grow the movement on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
  • 4. Donate your hotel rewards points to keeping the Kindness Team on the road, pushing kindness into the news cycle and creating a TV show that will be pure positive energy from start to finish. If you'd like to help out in this way, write to this email address: kind-team@daretobekindmovement.com

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