We have been "Banding Together" with other children, teachers, and school communities around the world to bring happiness to other children in India.
What started as a research project about Rainbow Loom has turned into the organization called "Banding Together", which is bringing all of us together to create bracelets for our new friends in an orphanage in Mangalore, India.
These acts of kindness are going to bring so much love, friendship, and happiness to all of us.
Over the last month, it has been been wonderful receiving bracelets, photographs, letters, and tweets from others around the world.
Here is just a little glimpse into how a few of the schools have been "Banding Together"....
My sister Heather Fox and her students at Amana Elementary Library in Iowa have made hundreds of bracelets during the last week.
It means so much to me to have Heather and her students be part of this project.....
especially with my niece Riley (in the middle), nephews, and friends involved too.
My friend Elissa Malespina and the SOMS students in New Jersey sent us all of these and are making even more for Banding Together. I have loved the stories of how excited they are.Shawna Ford's school in Texas and
Melvina Kurashige's school in Hawaii have sent beautiful ones too.
The little notes being included in the packages are so sweet and will mean a lot to the children in India.
And I loved receiving a package from my friend Marjan Gharajedaghi collected dozens of them from her own children's school to send to India.
The one above is from my friend Kim Keith....We can't wait for yours to arrive too, Kim.
Rachel Langenhorst from Iowa sent this one of her daughter Ella looming away....along with the students at their school, Rock Valley.
One part of the project we are really enjoying is creating charms with Tinkercad and our MakerBot 3D printers along with Andy Plemmons students at Barrow Elementary in Athens, Georgia.
My son Hagan and his friends love this part! It has been fun to see all of the photographs and news about the different designs they have been creating and attaching to bracelets.
When there are spare moments in the library and after school, this is a common scene. A few of our friends were making bracelets during the Technical Difficulties Library Club after school last week.
As you can see, we are off to a terrific start in making a difference in the lives of these young people and within the world.
This is just the start. There will be more and more children that will need us and we will band together again to bring happiness to them.
Banding Together Facebook page and
Banding Together Tumblr. You can also follow the hashtag #BandingTogether on Twitter that we all have been using....And please do too when sharing your news about Banding Together.
Thank you again friends for "Banding Together" with all of us. We hope that others join us too.
Banding Together Smore.