Welcome to Kindness Coins Where "Coin-ness" Counts!
.Kindness Coin Facts: Diameter: 39mm Thickness: 3.3mm Weight: 10 grams Material: Ceramic
.Learn how it works: (click links below for more info)
1. Become a Kindness Coiner
3. Passing along a coin
4. Track your Kindness Footprint as it travels and grows
.Other Stuff: (click links for the wordy details)
Main Homepage Buttons
So, You Just Got Coined
The Coiner’s Club
Printable brochure and flyer pdf files. Click here for Brochure Sample Click here for Flyer Sample
.How it works:
.1. Become a "Kindness Coiner" Back To Top
.2. Comments Back To Top
When someone is "Coined" they have been given a Kindness Coin. Kindness Coins can be given for an unlimited number of reasons involving kindness. When someone receives a Kindness Coin they should go to KindnessCoin.com and tell how or why they received their coin. The coin number is entered from the "So You Just Got Coined" page. In the process of submitting a comment they are requested to enter an email address and password which when completed will tally a Kindness Footprint for the Coin and Coiners connected to that coin.
In addition to commenting on how or why you received a Kindness Coin you can as a "Coiner" go to your "My Coins" page from your personal home page and enter a comment on how you gave your coin away. This comment will count as a Personal Footprint if the person you gave the coin to did not yet comment and count as a Connected Footprint if the receiving comment has already been entered.
.3. Passing along a coin Back To Top
Now that you have an account and are a "Kindness Coiner" with your coins registered the fun begins. Start giving your coins away with Good Deeds or just pass them along with a Smile. The way kind acts are credited is by the person who receives a coin, thus "getting coined" enters the tracking information. Where possible, telling the person you coin they need to go to the website and complete a short process helps in understanding how it works. No matter how the kind act occurs the person receiving a coin always enters the tracking information.
• There are currently two Kindness Coins a "Good Deed" and a "Smile."
• Random acts of kindness are perfect for the Good Deed coin. Simply leave a coin with the random act of kindness.
• How many times have you heard upon completion of a Good Deed, "How can I ever repay you"? You can now say, "Well … you can’t do anything for me but here is a Kindness Coin I would appreciate it if you did something for someone else and passed this coin along."
• The smile coin can be used for a complement. You could say, "You did a very nice job I want others to hear about this." Please, take this coin and complete the tracking information on the website and then pass it along."
• A smile is sufficient reason to give a coin. Ask they pass it along.
• Maybe, you see someone do something kind, generous, or compassionate that makes you want to say, "That was really nice of you." Give them a coin and let them know they just got "Coined." Ask them to pass it along to someone they think is doing something kind, generous, or compassionate.
• Get more ideas from the Coin-ness Counts pages.
The most important element in this project is to keep the coins and kindness moving. Acts of Kindness don’t have to be gigantic or earth shattering. We don’t know what small thing will touch someone in the right way and what kindness cascade will result. A simple smile could just be that spark. (Smiling makes you feel good too.) No kind act is too small! For "Coiny" ideas on how to pass your coins along please view the "Acts of Coin-ness" located in the "Coiny Additions" area below.
.4. Track your Kindness Footprint as it travels and grows Back To Top
As a Kindness Coiner your acts of coin-ness are tracked as comments are entered into your account database. When someone you gave a coin to completes the requested information and creates an account, an act of kindness is credited to you. These Acts of Coin-ness create your "Personal Kindness Footprint." As the coin travels, your "Connected Kindness Footprint" grows because others join in the fun. These new Coiners are connected to you and will always be because you reached out to them. They are now active Kindness Coiners and spreading kindness because of you! Add more coins along with kindness and your connected footprint expands exponentially! When you are logged into your account there are different ways to watch your kindness footprint grow. You can view all the Coins and Coiners in action from the "Coin-ness Counts" button or track your own coins from "My Recent Activity," "My Coins," and the "My Footprint" buttons. Watch your footprint as it travels and grows!
.Your Impact Back To Top
You have the ability to impact the World in a positive way! When you create a free account to become a "Kindness Coiner" you spread kindness not only by your own acts of coin-ness but also by inspiring others to do the same. Kindness then has exponential growth possibilities! When you comment on a coin you received or gave away you are relaying positive actions and stories others can read and follow. Your example is inspirational to them. Even one seemingly insignificant act can alter history. Kindness and Caring are what the world needs most! You can easily become a part of it.
.Kindness Reminder Back To Top
Have you received an act of kindness in the past and had good intentions of repaying that kindness, but kept forgetting? Having a Kindness Coin with you will be a consistent reminder. The opportunity will soon present itself. Opportunities are everywhere you look. A "Kindness Coin" ready to give away doesn’t stay in your possession very long.
.Main Homepage Buttons Back To Top
Enter a Coin Number
So, You Just Got Coined? Enter the number on the coin you just received in the box on the next page. After that please add to the history of the coin by telling how you received it.
Order Kindness Coins
Want to start your own Personal Kindness Footprint? Order your Kindness Coins here.
Create An Account
Become a "Kindness Coiner" Create an account as easy as entering your email address and password.
Look at all the current coins in action! View Top Coins and Top Coiners that are currently spreading "Coin-ness". See coin histories and current map locations for all coins. Or view a long list of Recent Acts of “Coin-ness”
.So, You Just Got Coined Back To Top
If you just got coined it means you received a coin along with an act of kindness. Possibly you know the person or maybe it was a random act of kindness. Either way, in order for the person who gave you the coin and the countless other Kindness Coiners connected to your coin to receive credit, you need to enter the coin number, your zip code and create an account (just an email address and password). There are two places to access entering a coin number. There is a space provided on the "So, You Just Got Coined" page and a link on the "Home" page. Both are marked "Enter a Coin Number." By telling how or why you received your coin you will give credit to the person that gave you the coin and inspire others to spread kindness also. Kindness stories are the basis of this project. By adding to the history of this coin and creating an account you are becoming a "Kindness Coiner." Simply pass your coin along with a Good Deed or a Smile and you have started your own Personal Kindness Footprint.
.Coin-ness Counts Back To Top
Coin-ness Counts is the place you will find all the coin histories, top coiners, top coins and a map showing where all the kindness coins are currently located. Browse through the fantastic acts of kindness that have been entered and see how kindness is spreading. A great place to get new ideas to grow your own personal footprint!
.Ordering Coins Back To Top
Ordering new Kindness Coins is easy! Log into your account and click the "Order Coins" Tab or Button. Follow the prompts. By logging into your account first to order your new coins they will automatically be registered to your account. They will show up on your "My Coins" list prior to shipment. If you are purchasing coins as a gift or for someone else the coins will be registered to you. The person receiving the coin needs to enter the coin numbers and comment on how or why the received their coins. Enter a coin range of numbers option is available for multiple coin gifts or exchanges.
.The Coiner’s Club Back To Top
The "Coiners Club" is for people who are committed to spreading kindness and leaving behind a positive kindness footprint. Club members commit to a minimum of five acts of kindness per month. New Kindness Coins are automatically registered and shipped every month. Joining the "Coiners Club" is a great way to maximize your "Personal Kindness Footprint" and witness the phenomenal butterfly effect of your "Connected Kindness Footprint." When you have a Kindness Coin in your pocket you are reminded of and think of kindness more often. A Kindness Coin ready to give away doesn’t stay in your possession very long.
."Coiny" Additions Back To Top
Simply passing a coin along is an act of kindness! You never know what affect a seemingly
small act can trigger in someone else. Just a smile can do wonders!
Acts of "Coin-ness"
Brighten a day, "Coin" someone by just saying "Hey."
Go the extra mile, give a coin with a smile.
Know a neighbor who needs a hand?
"Coin-ness" doesn’t have to be that grand.
Pass one along with a Kind Mind.
"Coin" a friend, tell them on you they can depend.
Not sure what to do? Pass one with a sincere "Thank You."
Did we mention give one with a positive intention?
Know someone who needs a lift? Give the coin as a gift.
Think you want something more? Help a friend do a chore.
At the department store today – pay for someone’s layaway.
Don’t be a fake, give it with a handshake.
Pass the coin along with a song!
Take it to the drive thru, you know what you could do.
Please don’t waver, pass this coin with a favor.
Just say "Hi" and give it to any guy!
Kindness Coins are easy to flip, give it sometime with a tip.
Want to be grooving? Keep this coin moving.
Pass it along if you dare, it’ll show you really care.
The value of a coin is twice,
when you give it to someone else being nice.
Whether you are at work or play,
"Coin-ness" brightens everyone’s day!
"Coin-ness" acts Big or Small,
will come back to you and help us all.
I’m not a poet and you probably know it,
but "Coin-ness" counts and anyone can show it!
To be a "Coiner" … You hav’ta "Joiner"
Become a "Kindness Coiner" Now!
Which Way is Which
What comes first
If you see someone down today
"Coin" them in a special way
They’ll brighten up I’d have to say
And make you feel good, by the way
If you’re feeling down today
"Coin someone anyway
"Coin-ness makes you feel better again I’d say
Helping someone along the way
"Coining" is the newest craze
Helping people in many ways
Make kindness and caring a lasting phase
It’s what the World needs most these days
.Glossary Back To Top
Activated Coins : Coins that are in the database ready to be registered to a Coiner.
Business Coiners : Retail stores or businesses that sell or promote kindness through Kindness Coins.
Butterfly Effect : Every action creates a reaction. A butterfly flaps its wings in New York and causes a breeze in California. Every action changes history!
Coined : Giving, leaving behind or receiving a Kindness Coin.
Coiner : Short for Kindness Coiner.
Coiners Club : The "Coiners Club" is for people who are committed to spreading kindness and leaving behind a positive kindness footprint. Club members commit to a minimum of five acts of kindness per month. New Kindness Coins are automatically registered and shipped every month.
Coin-ness : Kindness
Coiny : Silly, corny or goofy
Connected Kindness Footprint : The butterfly effect of your Personal Kindness Footprint. All acts of kindness entered as a result of the connection to any of your coins. The total acts of kindness that exist because of you!
Footprint : Short for Personal Kindness Footprint and/or Connected Kindness Footprint.
Kindness Coiner : Any person that has Created an Account and passes along a Kindness Coin.
Kindness Footprint : Short for Personal Kindness Footprint and/or Connected Kindness Footprint.
Personal Kindness Footprint : The number of acts of kindness associated with the number of coins you distribute personally. Your direct personal acts of kindness!
Register : Assign coin numbers to your account.