Coin Stories

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

10/10/19 given to Gracie S for coming along with her sister to help brighten up the day for Doug and me!!
Myrtle Beach,SC

This coin is going to Deborah W. For catching up with his old friend, Doug and giving him the pleasure of remembering old times.
Myrtle Beach, SC 10/10/19

This coin was given to me by Jessica Melchior, along with a lovely note! My act of kindness was buying my colleague Melanie McCulley coffee and sent her a not about how much I look up to her. She has the coin now and I know, she'll pay it forward!
-Emily Pratt

I received this beautiful butterfly coin today from my cousin Judith (Cookis) Rubens in remembrance of our cousin Hope Cookis Mccarthy, who was one of the most loving, beautiful, caring people I’ve ever met. She leaves behind two brilliant, exceptional children Erika & Thomas. Sweet Hope, you will NOT be forgotten!!

This beautiful coin will be making its way to Marty -- Judith and Holly's cousin on the Cookis/Freelander side. Like her cousin, Hope, Marty is always thinking of others and trying to lend a hand.

I have the honor of being the first parent in the 5th Grade to start this coin's story. My goal was to practice a random act of kindness. Here is what I did. We have a large parking lot at work and due to my time of arrival I park in a spot close to the entrance. When I was departing work one day I asked the group I was walking out with, "hey, where are you guys parked?" They stated, "all the way in the back." I replied, "hop in my car, I will drive each of you to your vehicles." They all smiled and stated "really, you're going to do that? No one has ever done that before." They all piled in my car and I drove each to their vehicle. You can tell this gesture had a positive impact in their day and going forward when given the chance I will do this again. Amazing how a simple action can have such a positive impact in one's day!

This Coin was received and what a beautiful surprise!! It will be traveling back to the East Coast - Elliott City MD.

Thank so much to my sister from another mister for this great gift!!!!!

This coin was passed along to an amazing man/family whose lives passed ours while my mother was on hospice at the Elaine Center in 2019. We didn’t know Jason’s story while we spent our days/time visiting there, but we got to know his smile/eyes and see him improve. He is strong and I know he is fighting to get better each and every day. Someday he will go home but we know it will take some time, money, prayers and the love and support of his family and many friends along the way! His family (mother) was always so kind to mom (and us) ... they have already given an act of kindness to us! We stopped by today to share stories, hugs and to give a smile and small monetary gift towards some expenses. I know they will continue to bless others and we surely will keep the Laguerre family on our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead!

To Gia Randazzo, a dear friend who's more like family. Gia has been a tremendous source of positivity and support, not only to me personally, but to my daughter in particular. At a time when things were turning upside-down for my child, Gia stepped in with countless displays of support and compassion in ways that few others would. I am constantly amazed and impressed by her ability to love and support others. She has been there, without ever being asked, to do the supportive things, like being a shoulder to cry on... all the way to the tough things like helping us move in an emergency situation. To our very own Earth Angel, I'm passing on this special coin to you... and I know you'll find an amazing place to pay it forward.

Last week I cooked some dinners for members of our church in need. We have a Daily Bread freezer to store dinners for members who are sick or have a baby.

After receiving this coin from Jen I passed it on to a coworker and friend, Mary. I had a knee walker that I used following foot surgery and it made the getting around so much easier than crutches. My friend is anticipating foot surgery herself. I passed along the knee walker to her so that her recovery will hopefully be a little easier. ...Nancy

This coin was given to me by my sweet friend, Joan for my Birthday ❤️

I am so very grateful to be a part of your life and the life of your beautiful children. I am looking forward to continuing on this journey of friendship with all of you. Love, Gina

I was taking the hole class is conpters

I helped my friend take his computer because he had so much stuff to do so i helped him out

I was blessed as the new superintendent of the USD 305 Salina, Kansas Public Schools to have a caring, dedicated, newly elected president of the Board of Education in Nedra Elbl. We made a great team-two strong Christians who believe in grace, the value of every member of the our school family and that leadership matters. Nedra honored me with a Butterfly Coin. Now I pass this coin on to another leader, just like Nedra Elbl, caring, dedicated and in this case, one who values every member of the Northwest Wichita, Kansas YMCA family: Ginny Wong-Newman.
The Northwest YMCA in Wichita, Kansas is the largest YMCA in the United States in term of physical size, membership, and daily use. Ginny is the glue that holds the organization together. She is a positive, enthusiastic force for good, making every one of the 27,000 members of the "Y" family feel valued and important. Ginny is what servant leadership looks like. She is in constant motion planning special events,taking care of the details, making it look easy while the rest of us marvel at the results. She is a blessing.
With this all in mind, I now pass this Butterfly Coin, which took flight in Salina, Kansas now in Wichita, Kansas to Ginny Wong-Newman of the Northwest Wichita, YMCA. September 2019

This coin was gifted to Susie, along with a piece of Shirley's artwork. Susie was a longtime friend (client) of my mother and reached out to me after her death. Susie already passed on an act of kindness (offering to meet with us and share time together and stories of mom). It was surely and act of kindness I won’t forget, as it came along just at a time when we needed it most! I know she will continue to pass along kindness, and I hope she will think of mom when she does (Shirley had a very kind heart herself)!

Praise be to the Most High God Creator of heaven and earth the seas and everything in it.
Thank you sister Mary for giving me this coin of blessings to bless others that i now pass down to my new brother in Christ Randy Cruz, your a blessing brother thankful that the Lord brought you to this home.
I think about it scripture Jame 2:15-17
If a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, depart in peace, be warned and filled, but you don't give them the things which are need for the body what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself if it does not have works is dead.
God choose you Randy in Christ before the foundation of the world, that you should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined you to adoption as son by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. Thank You Jesus Christ!

I am sending this coin to my childhood friend Steven Andrews for the simple fact of his positivity and fighting the demon we all thought to live a simpler softer way.

I was collecting $4 checks to honor my son who overdosed four years ago. His name is Justice. And I want to present this coin to Alison Perinchief Reinhard For the outstanding work she does for her family funeral home in the community

I am giving this coin along with a donation to Stop The Heroin. Which is a local non profit that helps people struggling with addiction and other problems find sobriety and get a fresh stay

I am giving this coin along with a donation to Stop The Heroin. Which is a local non profit that helps people struggling with addiction and other problems find sobriety and get a fresh stay

Allyson, ( my butterfly loving friend) you fill my heart and my days with joy and laughs!! I am so grateful for our friendship! I love all our days from corralling little ones to treating ourselves to getting our nails done. You are sunshine to me!!
:)Jen

This coin will be given to a parent at the 5th Grade Back to School Night where will be discussing Social and Emotional Learning.

I received this coin on my son’s 29th birthday. He died by suicide on May 18th, 2011. I cried when I received. I finally passed this coin on. I had to find the right person whom I felt could really use. I passed it on to a person I admire and proud to call a friend. Liz has endured a lot in the past few years and felt she deserved this much needed coping. When I gave it to her I found out she had lost just someone close to her by suicide. I knew I made the right decision in passing along this special coin.

Initial note to be given to friend

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