Coming Together to Create Change

So many are doing so much good! While we try to spread the message of kindness through our small grassroots efforts, there are others really making a difference in their own personal ways. Two organizations we support are Faces of Fortitude and Annie’s Kindness...

Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made

Lessons I Learned as a Parent with a Child who had PTSD I am NOT a mental health professional, but as a parent wished I would have had these tips early on. I ALWAYS recommend turning to a well-respected mental health professional for specific questions and concerns....

Why #flowersforash?

One day Ashley saw a girl sitting alone at a lunch table. She went and sat down to talk to her, and found out that she had recently become pregnant. Ashley was concerned that this girl’s friends had abandoned her and sat through the whole lunch with her talking. We...

Donate

USD We have had several people ask how they can donate to our foundation. When Ashley passed away, we immediately set up an account for donations to the scholarship in her name. It is a perpetual scholarship fund and is currently funded for nearly 15 years! We would...

February 4, 1999

Four years ago, I wrote Ashley a letter. She was facing major difficulties in overcoming her trauma. As a parent, it was so hard watching my daughter question her value as a young woman. Here is that letter: Dear ASHLEY, Names are funny things. When you were born, we...