Awesome Everywhere!

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United Arab Emirates

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Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

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Rockport, MA

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

Tallahassee, FL

Twin Cities, MN

Washington, DC

Youngstown, OH

Awesome Weekend

On December 9-10, Awesome Buffalo joined Awesome Foundation chapters from around the world to call on people in our community to do something awesome. Through this project, we hope to create a ripple effect of kindness and creativity.

During Awesome Weekend, pink envelopes were handed out to strangers on the street, each containing $10 and a letter encouraging recipients to do something awesome with the cash, no strings attached. Suggestions of what to do with the $10 included:

  • Buy some dog treats and make some friends in Buffalo.
  • Hide it in your favorite book at the library.
  • Give it to the next grumpy person you see.
  • Pick up stamps and send out some joy-filled letters.
  • Buy a bouquet of flowers and randomly give them away.

Visit our Facebook page and Instagram, and follow along using the hashtag #beawesomeday to see what Buffalo residents do with the money.

Funded by Buffalo, NY (December 2017)