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Did you know…

be the one

Studies show that when people feel cared for and connected to other people, they are happier, healthier and less likely to have emotional challenges.

be the one

One act of kindness not only affects the people doing and receiving the kind deed but at least two other people.

be the one

Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships build resilience in individuals and communities.

be the one


When people feel connected and cared for it not only affects them, but they can and do pay it forward.


Together we can make a difference!

Imagine a world where every single person knows that they have a group of people that really care about them! We invite children, youth, adults and elders in our region to Be the One for others and to share stories about the people in their lives who have inspired them and made a difference.

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“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.” – Margaret Mead

Some ways you can Be the One

Reach out to someone who seems lonely or alone • Wear and share Be the One bracelets or t-shirts! • Be open to answering questions and talk about what Be the One means to you • Tell someone what you appreciate about them • Share your story on our Facebook page! Who was your One? How has this impacted your life? How has this inspired you? • Make a point of getting to know your neighbors • Really listen and connect with someone • Volunteer as a mentor in a local agency • Invite others to join this initiative • Share the Be the One message with family, friends, neighbors and your community!