November 5, 2010
focusing heavily on the handmade community, kind over matter is dedicated to kind acts, inspirational art, kind projects and feel good nouns. a while back, i was able to write a little post for them, and the more and more i’ve learned about their project, the more i’ve fallen in love with it. please, take a moment to learn about the kind over matter project and what you can do to help them continue spreading the love!
kind over matter was born in february 2009. they began encouraging others to ‘card drop‘ — an act of kindness in which you leave an inspirational card in a random location for a loved one or stranger to find. they found and shared inspirational photographs, art, handmade items, bloggers, websites, diy freebies and etsy shops, all with the sole intention of bringing a little hope and light into your day. they want to inspire people to live better lives, be kinder, connect, and gain perspective and peace of mind.
their goal is to help independent artists in the handmade community achieve their dreams by awarding micro-grants to polish off their businesses. their hope is to turn kind over matter into a non-profit and start selling merchandise that promotes kindness and positivity. they will be using donations and a percentage of the proceeds to fund the grants. these grants will not be awarded by professional curators they will be appointed by YOU! after initiating website upgrades and design changes, they plan to use an interactive voting system so that members of the handmade community will be able to vote for their peers. now called the kind over matter project, they are trying to take it to the next level.
but they can’t do this without you – they need our help!
they are in the running for the pepsi refresh project. pepsi is giving away millions of dollars to fund great ideas, and they could be one of them! from november 1st to december 1st you can vote for the project- and you can vote for it every day! you can go directly to their page to vote, either by creating an account on pepsi refresh or by logging into facebook.
you could also help them by spreading the word! here are some easy ways to do that:
you could share their announcement post, where they explain what the project is all about. or if you have facebook or twitter you can share this link: http://bit.ly/d0ZKAf with your friends and ask them to vote for them!
here are some sample text for twitter, to make things a little easier: Vote for @kindovermatter to win a $25K grant in #pepsirefresh! Helping artists & promoting kindness — vote here: http://pep.si/c7WhzZ
you can also sign up for daily e-mail reminders to vote: Click here to sign up! and, when you sign up, you get a little something special as their way of saying thank you!
this is about spreading optimism, donating, and changing lives. it’s about the community pulling together to nurture individual wealth in order for our collective wealth to grow. so let’s vote!