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Dear Sequin of Kindness™ Friends,


I met Leah Okimoto, Founder and Executive Director of Aaron’s Presents, over the summer of 2014. She shared with me the touching story of why she started Aaron’s Presents and I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved in her quest of offering an opportunity to children to start discovering what they have to give to the world. In October of 2014, Leah was a guest on my TV show. During the preparation for the show, I learned a great deal about the positive projects that her recipients have thought of and carried out. Children in 8th grade and below can apply for support and resources in order to carry out a project in their community that benefits others.


What really struck me is that each project is a win for the children--the givers of the kind act--as well as a win for the people receiving the act of kindness. This is where the Sequin of Kindness™ fits in: Aaron’s Presents, in its own unique way, not only is extending kind acts but allows the children to feel, firsthand, what kindness and compassion is all about. Leah stated during the show that “kids want to be kind” and I completely agree. Children who are involved in projects such as these do not bully other children and recognize, early on, the importance of giving.


I would love for all of us to make more of these “kind” projects possible in the months and years to come. If 25 people donate $10.00, this will create enough money for one project. 100% of the money raised by our Presents Fund will go solely to Aaron’s Presents project/mentoring expenses, and we will be able to track which projects are funded by us. If you would like to learn more information about Aaron’s Presents directly from Leah, click below for short clips or the full episode of the Sequin of Kindness™. Thank you for your consideration!


~ Barb Petricone

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Book repair supplies for a 7-year-old Book Doctor

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Weights and other equipment for 5th grader learning and sharing with his peers about fitness

Leader ($25)

16 Halloween costumes for little kids living in a shelter for women affected by domestic violence

Sponsor ($50)

Make 2-3 projects possible this year!

Philanthropist ($100)

Make 4-5 projects possible this year!

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Make 12+ projects possible this year!

Entrepreneur ($15)

Book repair supplies for a 7-year-old Book Doctor

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Weights and other equipment for 5th grader learning and sharing with his peers about fitness

Leader ($75)

16 Halloween costumes for little kids living in a shelter for women affected by domestic violence

Sponsor ($150)

Make 2-3 projects possible this year!

Philanthropist ($300)

Make 4-5 projects possible this year!

Changemaker ($750)

Make 12+ projects possible this year!

Entrepreneur ($60)

Book repair supplies for a 7-year-old Book Doctor

Role Model ($120)

Weights and other equipment for 5th grader learning and sharing with his peers about fitness

Leader ($300)

16 Halloween costumes for little kids living in a shelter for women affected by domestic violence

Sponsor ($600)

Make 2-3 projects possible this year!

Philanthropist ($1,200)

Make 4-5 projects possible this year!

Changemaker ($3,000)

Make 12+ projects possible this year!

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