Archive for June, 2009

Superheroes Need Hope Too

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

At Battery Park in New York today, even Spiderman stopped by the Wall of Hope!

Russ Haan, founder of Hope Is In Cards, with his favorite Arachnid.

Russ Haan, founder of Hope Is In The Cards, with his favorite Arachnid.

Wall of Hope In Battery Park Unites People In HOPE

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

What a wonderful, thought-provoking, inspiring day. There was our Wall of Hope, with the Statue of Liberty right behind it. People streamed on and off the Ferries to Ellis Island. HOPE found its way to people of every color, age, race, nationality, and more. So many walked by our wall, stopped, and asked what kind of HOPE we were talking about. We simply said “Every Kind Of Hope. Just share it, right now, right here, for free. Today HOPE is on us.” People then took cards and mailed them all over the world. It was so busy that we barely even got the Wall covered with cards to start with – they just flew off! The simple act of connecting and sharing uplifting messages was a beacon. Hey, even Spiderman made a visit! We’ll post some more pictures and stories soon. But here are a few….

The Wall Of Hope arrived in Battery Park this morning!

The Wall Of Hope arrived in Battery Park this morning!

Friends from America and South Africa sit together and address cards the chose from the Wall of Hope

Friends from America and South Africa sit together and address cards they chose from the Wall of Hope

Wall of Hope on way to NYC!! See it Saturday at Battery Park!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The Wall of Hope will be making an appearance at New York City’s Battery Park this weekend, Saturday June 27th! Come on down, choose a card from the Wall and if you fill it out there, we’ll mail it for free. We’re even giving away some free HOPE t-shirts. We’ll be there from 10AM until 2PM. Look for the big red Wall.

Choose any card from the wall. Fill it out and we'll mail it too -- all for FREE!

Choose any card from the wall. Fill it out and we'll mail it too -- all for FREE!

When all the cards are mailed, HOPE is what remains! This Saturday, Battery Park in New York, 10AM to 2PM!

When all the cards are mailed, HOPE is what remains! This Saturday, Battery Park in New York, 10AM to 2PM!

Seeing more HOPE everyday, thanks to companies like BringTheHope.com!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I just received a t-shirt in the mail. And take a look at what they wrote on the back of the envelope it came in! It’s millions of small actions like this that will lift us all and give everyone HOPE. Thank you![/caption]

Bring The Hope Shirt and HOPE On The Envelope!

Bring The Hope Shirt and HOPE On The Envelope!


And if you love the shirt, you can get one at www.bringthehope.com!

SendOutCards Supporter Helps Hope Is In The Cards

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

It’s just incredibly humbling when someone is so supportive of the Hope Is In The Cards effort. Check out what Randy posted in his blog (http://nicetouchmarketing.blogspot.com/2009/06/hope-is-in-cards.html). Thanks so much to Randy and the Send Out Cards folks.

Nature shares HOPE on a hot morning.

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Sure it’s going to be more than 100 degrees here today, and 110 later in the week. But take a look at what greeted me when I woke up this morning. If a gnarly plant like this can create something as beautiful as those flowers — in killer heat no less — then perhaps we can do something small and kind for one another in our lives too.

Super hot day. Super cool flowers.

Super hot day. Super cool flowers.

Is that a message hidden in there? Surprise — it’s HOPE!

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

This wonderful idea may not be about sending cards, but it’s so heartfelt and kind that I feel it’s the perfect kindred spirit. Visit HOPErevo.com and see how these wonderful, hidden, unexpected messages of HOPE are making a difference. Brilliant!

Help Bring WALL OF HOPE to NYC Battery Park

Friday, June 19th, 2009

We’ve received our permit! We can bring our Wall of Hope to New York’s Battery Park on June 27th — but we need help to get it there. We need to raise $2,000 for shipping and the expenses of the Wall. If you’d like to help out, send us an email at info@hopeisinthecards.org.

Hope Cards On Way To Philly

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

On Saturday, the great folks at Happier.com are hosting an evening for some of the 1,500 doctors and researchers attending a convention on the powerful, positive effects of happiness. Our partners are going to give away HOPE cards to attendees and help promote our effort. We say THANK YOU SO MUCH! There’s always room for a little more hope!

Tune In To www.empoweradio.com at 2PM ET on June 16th!

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Tomorrow the very generous Brent Carey is going to interview me for his Empower Radio show. You can listen in online at www.empoweradio.com. The show begins at 2PM ET and will be rebroadcast a few more times after that. Fill those ears with HOPE folks!