The time is here! We are thrilled to announce that our crowdfunding campaign to illustrate and print the sequel to “A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness” is now live! We have 33 days from the date of this post to raise $20,000 to cover all the expenses to self-publish and distribute the book. If we don’t raise the funds in that time, we will be unable to make the book.

Failure is not an option. We are confident that the support of all of Rees’ pieces will make this campaign just as successful as the one we did to create the first book.

Contributing is simple:

  • Click on this link HERE
  • Choose a perk (This is where you can get your book – or just make a donation!)
  • Checkout

It’s that simple! If we hit our funding goal by November 29th, 2022, the book will go into production and should … Read More

Anyone who knows me or follows us closely knows what the NY Mets mean to me. Rees’ nursery was literally decked from top to bottom in orange and blue and Mets memorabilia. From the moment my girls could speak some of their first words were “Let’s go Mets”. It’s a known fact that I live and die (mostly die…) with the Mets.
 
It wasn’t always this way though. After Rees’ passing, I found that my love for so many things faded and seemed pointless – my Mets included. I lost interest in just about everything and found it difficult to get excited about anything. The grief of child loss is like an anchor that continually pulls you down. In time you just get used to it, and it feels like your whole existence is centered on managing grief’s pull. The problem is that when you focus so much on one
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We are thrilled to announce the ReesSpecht Life Foundation’s new partner and National Program Sponsor: Life Saver Pool Fence Systems!
 
Our Partnership (officially dubbed: ReesSpecht Life Saver) will help grow our reach nationally and expand our programs like “ReesSpecht the Water” and “Cultivate Kindness” school assembly programs, as well as help us get our next book, “A Little Rees Specht Stops a Bully” published (stay tuned for more info!).
 
Even more exciting is the creation of an all-new initiative in 2023 to help honor the children lost to drowning and their families. Our joint hope is that by honoring the lives of these angels, we can raise awareness for drowning prevention and help save lives – thus living up to our name ❤.
 
Finally, a heartfelt thank you goes out to the President of Life Saver Pool Fence Systems, Eric Lupton for making this all possible.
 
Together we can
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Our Schools need kindness now, more than ever. The ReesSpecht Life Foundation proudly announces we are booking school assembly programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Join our co-founder Rich Specht as he inspires your students to see a new perspective on the power of their kind acts. Our grade specific programs (k-2, 3-5, Middle and HS) have been seen by over 100,000 students nationwide.

For more information on our programs or to book an assembly, head to www.cultivatekindness.org or call us at 631-353-9924. Mention this post and get your programs at the 2021-2022 prices!

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The long-awaited sequel to our first book “A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness” is (*hopefully* with your support) on its way soon! Stay tuned as we announce the details for our crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to illustrate and print “A Little Rees Specht Stops a Bully”. 

Join our hero and his friends as they discover the only thing it takes to stop a bully is a little Rees Specht!

Support/ordering details will be right here on our page and our social media platforms the week of May 1st.  Stay tuned!

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Our 2021 Toy Drive is officially underway! With over 50 drop-off locations (see below) we are poised to make this our biggest year yet.  If you can’t make it to any of the locations but still wish to contribute we have made it as easy as a tap on your screen or a click of the mouse.

Follow this link (2021 Toy Drive Wishlist Link ) to our 2021 Toy Drive Amazon wish list and pick a toy/teen gift you wish you purchase for the drive. The gift you purchase will be automatically sent to us!  It’s that easy.  Please help us help those who are less fortunate this holiday season.  We can make the holidays a little brighter, one Rees’ piece at a time…

2021 Drop Off Locations

All 12 Saf-T-Swim locations

All 7 Maloney Funeral Home locations

All 4 Branches of the Smithtown Library

The Handy Pantry Read More