Five years ago today we did our first of 500 random acts of kindness in Rees’ name. We just wanted to pay back the kindness of those that helped us through the darkest moment of our lives. Armed with the card pictured to the left, I took my two daughters to our local Dunkin’ Donuts and simply paid for the car behind me – leaving the card (and our story on the back) to hopefully remind that person that kindness makes a difference.  I honestly figured that it was simply the first of 499 more acts left to go.  My family and I could have never imagined what happened next…

Watch the following video as my daughters and I head back to that very same Dunkin’ Donuts – exactly five years to the day, to leave the 500,001st ReesSpecht Life “Pay it Forward” card…

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We now have a limited number of these special cards available through our online shop.  Don’t worry, you can still order our regular cards (orders of 5-10 are still completely free)!   Click HERE to order your set of 20 or 100.

These last five years have proven that kindness truly makes a difference.  Your support helps us to continue to prove this.  The ReesSpecht Life Foundation wouldn’t be where it is today without your continued support.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.


Rich and Sam Specht

One single click on the following link and choosing ReesSpecht Life will help us win $2500 from NEFCU this year!  Last year we won a similar contest from them and proceeded to donate our winnings AND match the same for the two charities that finished in second and third place (that contest only paid the winner!).  This year we are hoping your support will allow us to win again!  Simply click on the following link and choose ReesSpecht Life as the charity!  You can vote 1 time per day over the next ten days!  Help us win $2500 and keep spreading the seeds of kindness in 2018!

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Thank you!

Help support the ReesSpecht Life Foundation with this year’s t-shirt fundraiser!  These shirts are only available for purchase until 12/6/17 and will not be available after.  Our goal is to sell 150 to meet our fundraising goal for 2017.  Your donations to the foundation are tax-deductible as well!  Help us continue to spread the seeds of kindness in 2018.  Thank you so much!


Rich and Sam Specht

This past Thursday, September 14th, our producer Nick Byassee and Actor, Singer, Songwriter James Maslow pitched the idea for a children’s animated series based on our children’s book to NICK JR!  The video below explains everything.  We are asking that you like and share the video on Facebook and Youtube to help prove to Nick Jr. that this is something people want!  Our video on Facebook already has over 22 thousand views in a little over 24 hours!  We can do this!  Kindness does matter!