SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER: Leah Nelson – BecuzIcare11
BecuzIcare11 was created by Leah Nelson in July of 2016 to promote and encourage random acts of kindness, at the time she was 10 years old. Since then, the program has gone viral receiving over 100 million views of Leah’s random acts of kindness videos on Facebook. BecuzIcare11 has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS’ Hidden Heroes, PopSugar, Daily Mail, The New York Times and many other national and global media outlets. To date, 10,000 that have been created and passed around the globe by Leah, her friends, and other kids who share Leah’s vision to make the world a kinder place. Leah has fundraised thousands of dollars to “pay it forward” around the globe including adopting a school for disabled kids in Morocco, paying for people’s coffee around Sacramento, and helping flood victims in Baton Rouge. BecuzIcare11 now exist throughout the global with participants throughout the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, the UK, South Africa, the Congo, the Philippines, China and Japan. Leah’s goal is to make random acts of kindness something without borders.
EVENT HOSTS: Ryder & River Sharp – Tower of Niceness
Ryder & River Sharp are the founders and executive management team behind the Tower of Niceness. These 9 and 11 year old brothers set out on a mission to create niceness in our community. By using videos, social media, and a little bit of charm they have raised over $10,000 in donations in just the three years benefiting local homeless shelters, children’s hospitals and animal shelters.
Their signature annual event is the Help the Homeless project that raises thousands of dollars and brings dozens of volunteers together on Thanksgiving morning to hand out clothes, food and supplies to those less fortunate. They have been featured on Good Day Sacramento, Fox40 and CBS13 in additional to numerous online publications.
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EVENT EMCEE: Brian Sharp – Tower of Niceness (proud dad)
If the kids don’t completely steal the show, you might see this guy. In addition to being a busy dad, husband and marketing guy – Brian is the proud dad behind the Tower. Usually holding a camera but occasionally helping out with some of the marketing, money and most of the driving, he happily helps where he can.
With a passion for giving back, the Tower has been an important part of finding work/life balance and he loves to help other busy parents and business people do the same.
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