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THE KINDNESS WALK
A BLIND MAN'S 450 MILE JOURNEY TO DO INTENTIONAL ACTS OF KINDNESS FOR VETERANS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND CHILDREN WITH LIFE THREATENING CHALLENGES WAS A SUCCESS. ROBERT WALKED OVER 1,400,000 STEPS DURING THE KINDNESS WALK 2018. IN 2021-2022 HE WILL WALK ANOTHER 2,000,000 STEPS. ON THE KINDNESS WALK 2021
KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY FROM PALM SPRINGS TO SAN FRANCISO.
The Journey will begin
IN FALL, 2021 OR EARLY 2022
SMALLER ONE DAY EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
The purpose of the kindness walk
EVEN A BLIND MAN CAN SEE THAT ONE ACT OF KINDNESS MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE…
AND THAT WORLD BEGINS WITH YOU."
In 2018, Robert walked 450 miles, (over 1,400,000 steps in 32 days) Robert’s purpose was to do Intentional Acts of Kindness and he accomplished his mission. A service dog was obtained and is currently being trained to assist a nonverbal young boy with autism and diabetes: Robert distributed over 500 Dooplapoops - Puppets with a Purpose to schools, churches, community centers and hospitals as well as gifting shoes to orphanages. He sang at concerts for Veterans and made a lot of people smile on this journey.
During 2019, Robert’s coach was hurt and because of the injuries, Robert postponed his walks until 2020. When Robert was ready to start again, the Corona Virus hit all the families, and so Robert has continued to plan and train. Currently, Robert is working once again with his coach and close friend Rob Hartley, to accomplish more amazing walks.
Our focus this year will continue our passion to do intentional acts of kindness, wherever our footsteps may lead us. Robert may be not have sight; however, he has 20/20 vision of the heart. Join us today in our efforts. Everyone can do an intentional act of kindness. It just takes a first step.
Pictures From Our 2018 The Kindness Walk
ROBERT F. SMITH’S MANTRA
Even a blind man can see that one act of kindness makes the world a better place and that world begins with you. Robert F. Smith