10yr old Kamrie has named Friday, May 16th “JUST1” Day. She met with Russellville Mayor Bill Eaton and asked him to help her make “JUST1” Day a city-wide holiday and after talking to her about the purpose and cause and meaning of “JUST1” Day, he thought that it was a great cause and is making a formal proclamation that Friday, May 16, 2014 is “JUST1” Day for the City of Russellville. On this day, she asks that everyone do something nice for a child, no matter how old you are or where you are in the world!
Every 4 1/2 hours in America, a child commits suicide and every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected. Kamrie wants to come together to make a difference in these kids’ lives. Won’t you join us? What does “JUST1” mean? It means, “If you can’t help 100, Help JUST ONE!” It originated from Mother Theresa who said, “If you can’t feed 100, feed Just One.”
Last year, 10yr old Kamrie named Friday, May 17th “JUST1” Day! This year on Friday, May 16th, she would like to ask you to participate in “JUST1” Day again. How do you participate? She just wants you to help a child, no matter where you are in the world on this day. This can be as simple as reading a book together, volunteering at a local school or library, buy a gatorade for a kid at a ballpark, let another kid go first at the water fountain, give out compliments, whatever you can do, JUST DO IT. You can make a difference for “JUST1”. We all can! So remember Friday, May 16th is “JUST1” Day!
In May 2013, Kamrie was asked to speak to 75-4th graders in Rogers, AR about how she has helped kids in need. She took a clip board with a petition attached to it and she asked every one of those 4th graders to sign the petition. By signing, they were pledging to participate in “JUST1” Day. Every student signed it and even before she left the school that day, and even though JUST1 Day was several days out, students were already doing small acts of kindness for their peers. It was amazing!
She has designed “JUST1” bracelets to show participation in and to raise awareness of this day. The bracelets are only $1 each and all proceeds will go to Kamrie’s Colorful Creations to help homeless children/children in need. You can purchase the bracelets here on our website.