Coin Stories

I received this coin from my friend, Cindy Walsh. In continuing with the story that one small act of kindness can have with the Butterfly Effect, I am passing this coin along in hopes that the person will "pay it forward" by showing kindness to someone else.

I am passing this coin along to my dear friend Phyllis DelMaestro. Phyllis has always been a very kind and generous person... She has a heart of gold! I hope to continue the journey for this butterfly...

I just received this coin from one of the most caring individuals I know. Special people go out if their way to help others who at this time in their life cannot. I will seek out someone like her to pass it on.

Ready for my adventure.

My friend cleared out her entire weekend schedule to hang out with me because I was going through a rough time! I really appreciated her time and support!

This coin is being prepared for a long trip accross the pacific heading for San Francisco and then to Calistoga a small town 2 hours north of SF in the Napa valley recently ravaged by bush fires and the same occured two years ago so the folks of this charming town are very tough and protective of their way of life. The lady going to receive this butterfly coin is Nancy, A lady thats loves life and animals as she sits cats and dogs for their owners when they travel and takes precious care whilst they are in her home. For just being a kind hearted animal loveing person this coin is for you. Please hold onto it until you find another person to look after it. May the story continue.

I am sending this coin to my sister-in-law, Sara. She has done so much for her husband (my brother), Tom, who has been ill for nearly two years. Sara has been by his side during all of his good times as well as his bad. I am so thankful that she is in Tom's life. I am also thankful she's a part of my life! You're an amazing woman, Sara!

Howdy, Y'all! Mrs. R welcomed me into her home and offered me comfort and advice as we talked about our love of caring for kids! I'm a pediatric ear nose and throat surgeon and that kind of job can be harder than people think. Mrs. R offered me her insight into helping kids and how to teach them and empower them, because that's an important part of being a doctor that takes care of kids!

I'm excited to pass this coin along with my act of kindness and I can't wait to see what adventures unfold for it!

This coin was passed to me by Kendra. She is a supportive member of our our Young Survivor Coalition community! Kendra wrote me a thoughtful note and gave me a beautiful Sunflower. My favorite flower! I passed the coin along to Michele along with four blank handmade Christmas cards. I hope Michele knows how special she is in our Young Survivor Coalition community!

This coin was passed along to me by Deb Macejka! I taught Deb's daughter years ago and Deb found me at a Breast Cancer Survivor event. She has paid forward to our community so many times. One of my favorite memories is her organizing an event at the Saratoga race track honoring survivors! I'm happy that Deb chose me to pass along the coin. I wanted to recognize an employee of To Life who works tirelessly behind the scenes. Of course Emily came to mind! I put together a nail polish care kit for Emily and made her a special butterfly card! Thank you Emily for all that you do!

Hello! My name is Rita Abatemarco and I am from Ocean County, NJ. I am stationed at FOB Fenty, Afghanistan working with the 25th Signal Battalion. We are located in the western part of the country, near Pakistan, in the mountains. This base is also known as the Jalalabad Air Field (JAF). I was sent this coin by my cousin in NJ in a care package.

We received this coin from our lovely boat friends Tom & Karen from Sandpoint, Idaho who inspired us to cruise the gulf islands for a month at a time, taking us out & showing us the way on our first adventure. We always meet up for good times when our cruising allows, they rock!
Recently we discovered that some amazing friends of ours were facing major challenges with vehicles. They are wonderful artists with big hearts, 3 strapping sons & we love spending time with them. As we knew they couldn’t afford another vehicle, we gifted them the old car that I had been driving. We know with their generous spirits, they will enjoy paying this coin forward. Helen & Ron

I have passed my coin onto two very fine friends in Nanaimo, BC. They have been and continue to be very warm and inclusive. Most people from British Columbia are nice people but these two take the cake.

I was really busy and could not get food so my friend brought me dinner and I really appreciated it or else I probably would not be able to go get dinner that night.

I got a birthday card from my friend Donna. I was so surprised to see two butterfly 🦋 coins with the card. I live in Waggaman not too far away from New Orleans. I held on to my coins for the next time I went on a cruise. And this is why you now have the coin. You went above and beyond to help me so I wanted to pay it forward and at least put a smile on your face. Now it’s your turn to do the same for someone :-)

I got a birthday card from my friend Donna. I was so surprised to see two butterfly 🦋 coins with the card. I live in Waggaman not too far away from New Orleans. I held on to my coins for the next time I went on a cruise. And this is why you now have the coin. You went above and beyond to help me so I wanted to pay it forward and at least put a smile on your face. Now it’s your turn to do the same for someone :-)

A true angel passed this coin to me. The kindness she shows every day is something I admire and respect so very much💕❤️💕

After several attempts to find this coin, I finally did in Rohner Park Fortuna. May it’s journey continue. Will play it forward soon.

I received this coin from my husband, Joe, who is the Principal of John F. Kennedy School in Raritan, NJ, as a part of a school-wide Kindness Project to show students the massive impact and far reach that one small act of kindness can have - the Butterfly Effect. The coin gets passed along in hopes that the person will, "pay it forward", by showing kindness to someone else.

I thought to pass along this coin to my friend Barb Pisciotta. Barb is a person who shows genuine happiness for others in good times and genuine compassion for them in times of need. Her kindness has always impressed me and in trying to think of who to share this coin with, I immediately thought of Barb.

After helping my student through the citizenship process, she was eager to see her family in the refugee camp where she lived after escaping persecution in Burma. With the help of other generous supporters, I was able to purchase her plane ticket and together we traveled to Thailand where she was able to see her four children, eleven grandchildren, three great-grand children and one brother for the first time in 13 years.

My roommate reminded me that the application for a credited internship was due, and helped me apply. Without her reminding me and helping me, I may have not gotten the opportunity to intern next semester!

My friend knows that I have been searching for internships in the beauty industry, and recently sent me a job posting for a Marketing Internship at a haircare brand that I hadn't seen! She always sends me internship postings that she thinks I would be interested in, to ensure that I don't miss out on an opportunity.

This coin is beginning its journey today in New Jersey on November 6, 2019 and will be on its way to Afghanistan this afternoon. It is packed inside a care package being sent to my cousin who is stationed there. The package is filled with items that are difficult for her to get over there as well as a few other surprises!

This coin was given to my 9 year old daughter from her Nana because she takes such good care of her 91 year old grandma that lives with us. ❤

This butterfly coin is starting at John F. Kennedy School in Raritan, NJ as part of a school wide kindness project. I am sending this coin to my friend Emma Kate. Although she is only a fifth grader, she is an awesome little girl who I know will spread the kindness forward. In all the time, I spent with Emma Kate over the years, one of my favorite things to do with her is bake. I have sent Emma Kate a cook book in hopes she will share her delicious treats and pay it forward. I have no doubt Emma Kate will find something amazing to do with this coin. My students cant wait to watch the adventures this coin takes.

I was having trouble completing my excel homework, and my friends from class joined me in the computer lab to help me finish the assignment!

My friend printed my homework for me and brought it to class because I wasn't able to print it on time. We had to hand the homework in today, and I was able to turn it in on time!

I received this coin from my cousin (Bubbles) for my birthday. I'm carrying it along until the right kindness lands in my path to pass it on. Butterfly kisses to Bubbles and Sam.

I spilled coffee on my laptop, and my mom brought me her laptop from home, so I can work on my homework. My mom drove 30 minutes there and back to drop off the laptop

I bought this coin to teach my 4th grade students the power of kindness and how a simple act of kindness can create a ripple effect. Please pay it forward so my students can witness the power of the butterfly effect.

Thanks Linda! We'll find a nice home for the beautiful butterfly. Thanks for all of your friendship. - Paria and James

Im giving the coin to my big bro. He showed me what a true friend is and he came when I needed him the most. He is thoughtful and really funny. I had a hard time at first with finding someone who deserves this token of gratitude... Then I met Trey and he exceeded my expectations for how genuine a person can be. Thank you for being a true friend and being there for me when I need you. I hope I can to be as good to you as you're to me.
Love,
You're little.

Very good friend gave me the coin to brighten my day. Was having a family problem and her thoughtfulness meant so much.

Hello! My name is Maurice, I received the butterfly coin a couple of months ago from Cynde. Cynde is an awesome friend! I am honored to be a part of the club. I choose Tenisha as the next recipient, she is a cashier on our front end :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

We are soooo excited to read your message!!!
Love from Mr. Campbell & Mrs. Sandborg's Class
Raritan, NJ

This butterfly coin has already logged some miles! I received it from my nephew Ben, his wife Maria, and their two children, Adam and Corina. I live in Wisconsin but was visiting my two sisters in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, such a beautiful area! It was so wonderful to see my nephew and his family again during that visit, and I really appreciated the time they took to drive several hours to spend time with me since I had not seen them for several years. They are all so positive and giving! After my visit I drove back to my home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with one sister. I will keep the coin with me as a reminder of their love, and one day I will be happy to pass it off to someone else who has shown me a memorable act of kindness!

Received from Kim at the Toy Room with a sparkly brontosaurus. It made me soooooo happy. I cannot wait to pass the kindness on!

What the Caterpillar perceives as the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning 🦋

I take care of my neighbour since she lost her homemate. She lives alone, without any relatives or friends near by. Every saturday and sometimes also between the week, when I have the feeling she needs a talk I invite her for a cup of coffee. Now she needs to have surgery and I care for her and her home. This is only one of the things I spend time with people in need.
Thanks to Anne-in-uk. The coin will go back to USA again. God bless good friends.
Gusti.

Aneela and Esme examined the coin. They are 5 and 3, they love butterfly's and they love coins. They are thinking of a friend to share this coin with... to be continued.

My dad gave this coin to me in order to encourage the spread of kind acts, and witness their results. Today, my dad left work early to go for a walk at a state park with me. Living in New York, my dad knows that I don't get to enjoy nature as often, and wanted to make sure I got to experience the fall weather.

I bought this coin to teach my 4th grade students the power of kindness and how a simple act of kindness can create a ripple effect. Please pay it forward so my students can witness the power of the butterfly effect.

Hello!
We are 4th grade students at John F. Kennedy School in New Jersey. Our school is interested in the Butterfly Effect, which means that a kind act can lead to more positive vibes in the world! We think this Butterfly Coin is super cool and beautiful. Please pass this coin to someone along with a kind act. We hope you'll add your story and we look forward to seeing where it goes!

Sincerely,
Mrs. R's Class

Oct. 19, 2019 - Karen Baker is a warm, wonderful and kind lady. I had the pleasure of meeting her at an Honor Flight orientation. Honor Flights are flights that take Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, etc., and go to the nation’s capitol to visit the Veteran’s Memorial and National Cemetery, at no cost to the Veteran. Karen is a tireless volunteer who is there for the Veterans from the time they get on the waiting list until they take the flight and even after they return. She often will step up and be a Guardian on the flight and take control of the trip while in DC. For these reasons, and many more, I am passing on the Butterfly Coin for her to enjoy and eventually pass on to another worthy candidate.
Jerry Sorrells

This coin was given to me by a lady in the path of grace rehabilitation program. My mother was her roommate and she told me this women didn’t have any support and was loosing her two children, I made the woman a gift basket and Bought several outfits for her children before She lost them to foster care. It was nice to see her still push forward in her recovery regardless of all the pain her past mistakes were causing her. She give me this coin because it’s all she had to repay me with. I pray who ever has this coin makes a little impact on someone’s life regardless of their past we are all human and should love one another.

The first 5th grade parent passed this coin on to me. I'll share two ways in which I helped someone recently. The first situation was part of an organized event, in which volunteers deliver care packages of homemade soup and bread to a member of our temple community - could be someone who is sick, had a death in the family, etc. Much of the time the volunteer drops off the care package and leaves. I made a delivery to an elderly woman who had recently moved into a retirement home, and instead of "dropping and running," we sat down in the common room and had a lovely visit for around 15-20 minutes. I think she really appreciated the outreach from the temple, and the opportunity to socialize with someone who was interested in what she had to say.
Second situation - I was picking up my car from the dealer after some repairs. The person I needed was helping a dad, who had his young daughter (3 years old) with him. The daughter was distracting them a little bit, but nothing out of the ordinary. Until she picked up the stapler and the employee had to take it away (not the father). This continued a few more times, still the father did nothing. I went over and took the stapler from her, brought her a foot or two away from the desk, and started playing with her so the employee and the dad could finish their business. Funny thing was, this random act of kindness was GREATLY appreciated by the employee. Not sure the dad even noticed!

This coin was given to me for my birthday in Portland, Oregon, by a dear friend.

Nov 12, 2019. I received this beautiful coin today from Jerry at the 29th Honor Flight orientation at the Tucson International Airport. I was so honored and humbled by his gracious act of kindness. Jerry has a big heart and spreads his gratitude to veterans by presenting them with a wood pencil holder that he makes for each and every vet going on the honor flight. He shows up at every orientation and personally thanks the vets as he gives them his special gift. It is a privilege and honor to work with and know Jerry. His gift of passing on the coin to me was very heart warming.
Karen Baker

Received my coin yesterday (10-10-19) to my surprise and delight from my childhood neighbor and his wife (my new friend). I love butterflies. This means so much to me.

I received this coin from a friend. Had a fun evening catching up and sharing stories from our childhood !
Myrtle Beach 10/11/19

I received this coin from my friend,Nancy who shared her knee walker with me as I contemplate foot surgery. I have given the coin to another friend, after I gave her a certificate for a free night and breakfast in a hotel for two in Saratoga Springs, this last Sept. I know they enjoyed their stay. Mary

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