Is Texas Becoming the Most Compassionate Place on Earth?

Even though Texas is the second largest state in the union when it comes to size and population, it appearsthat it won’t be second when it comes to compassionate action. Look at what’s happening in the Lone Star State! On April 14th 2016, the Mayor and City Council members of Austin, Texas’ state capital, voted to join with San Antonio, Houston…

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Ms. Lia Mandelbaum and a Compassionate Uprising

One of the great joys of organizing the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is meeting remarkable people who take the Games and do truly amazing things. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Lia Mandelbaum, a writer for the Jewish Journal and a resounding Champion of Compassion. The following interview with Lia is organized into short segments…

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Love Remembers Day Coopetition – Compassion For Anaphylaxis

Worldwide “Love Remembers Day” is hosting a Compassion Games Coopetition from March 19th – 27th to honor lives lost to Food Induced Anaphylaxis. Flowers for Anaphylaxis, a volunteer grassroots organization that offers condolences to families that have lost loved ones due to food-induced anaphylaxis, is organizing the third annual worldwide Love Remembers Day from March 19 – 27, 2016. Aleasa…

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Acts of Intolerance Make Compassion Bench More Meaningful Than Ever

Back in 2012, Louisville, KY had both the guts and credentials to back themselves up when Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer boldly stated: “We are the most compassionate city in the world, and will be so until proven otherwise.” This was of course a playful gesture in the spirit of “competitive altruism”, aimed to ignite engagement from other cities to…

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From 20,000 to 250,000 to 1,252,160 Meals Feeding Children Everywhere!

One million, two hundred and fifty two thousand, one hundred and sixty. Need to see that in numerical form? 1,252,160. That’s how many meals were packaged for local food shelters. How did they reach such an astonishing number? Compassionate DFW is a project founded by Dr. Charles Barker.  In this year’s Compassion Games Dr. Barker and his team organized over 200…

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The Giving Games Backstory

The Giving Games Backstory If you want the shortest possible, bottom-line summary of information about the December 1st through 11th Giving Games go here. What follows is the story behind The Giving Games: Youth and Schools Play it Forward. Table of Contents What Are the Giving Games? Giving Games Motivating Vision Why Play the Giving Games? Impact of Participating in…

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