Monday, March 17, 2014

RAOK & The Tutu Project

A few of my closest friends (including some of the incredible Sofia’s Angels) and I will be traveling to New York this weekend to show support for the Carey Foundation. We will don our lovely pink tutus for a photo shoot and bring along a $1,000.00 donation to help support families impacted by breast cancer.

The Carey Foundation was started by Bob and Linda Carey after Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. Starting off as a photography project, The Tutu Project became so successful that the nonprofit foundation was established.

A year ago this weekend, Linda’s mother Betty passed away. While we are in New York, we are going to honor Betty’s memory and the long year without her with 365 random acts of kindness. Among Betty’s favorite things were flowers and gambling, so included in our acts of kindness are flower hair bows, bouquets of flowers, and scratch tickets for New York and New Jersey, as well as Dunkin Donuts gift cards, Wawa cards, metro cards, paying to fill up someone’s gas tank, paying for a breakfast, lunch, and dinner while out, handing out dollar bills, giving one homeless person $50, giving out Hershey’s Kisses, and passing out hats created by Mary of Mary Originals, who generously donated her time and energy.

 Linda's mother, Betty
We are pleased to be able to spread joy and love in honor of Betty and to show our friendship and support to Linda during such a difficult time, all while supporting the tremendous efforts of the Careys and their incredible foundation and project.

Flower hair bows

A screen shot of the cards that will be handed out with our RAOK gifts

Please feel free to spread the love and create your own random kindness this weekend in memory of this special woman. If you do, share your stories below- we will show Linda the replies and support.


  1. i love what you all are doing. we found some bubbles at scott county park in georgetown kentucky. the kids loved it. thank you all. that made their day!

  2. Thank you very much for the lunch ;-)
    I wish you all the best, to you and to the TUTU Project.
    Continue to help people, that's awesome!

  3. I unfortunately had a disconnect notice for a family's electricity. This lady comes to her patio door and gives me a 5 Dollar card for the local bagel joint with a RACK card. Simply says it can't be easy being the bad guy all the time.

    I went home and cried. Kindness is contagious keep up the great work.

  4. Thank you for my Ferris wheel ride! So kind.

  5. Thank you so much for our admission ticket to the Top of the Rock last weekend. We can't thank you enough. It was so thoughtful of all of you and was a great teaching moment for our children as we were able to explain kindness and generosity. You are an amazing group of people. Thank you