What is The Rainbow Rock Project?
My name is Alia and I'm 7 years old from the San Francisco Bay Area. In December of 2015, I started painting rainbow rocks to leave outdoors as a surprise for people to find. I was inspired by our Kindness Elves to do some good around Christmas time and also by the Word Rocks Project which is a wonderful mission that spreads kindness through #wordrocks.
I felt really good about spreading kindness through my favorite thing to draw - rainbows! I wanted to paint more and more rainbow rocks for people to find and spread joy and kindness. My mom suggested painting rainbow rocks for a good cause. And the Rainbow Rock Project started!
Follow our adventures on Instagram (@rainbowrockproject) where we show our rocks and everyone's rainbow rocks who have joined in making them! And make sure to check out our UPDATE page for the latest!
What is My Mission?
My mission is to spread kindness and make people smile.
I want to do that by selling my rainbow rocks for $1 each and donating all proceeds to a cause I believe in. When we are driving around, I sometimes see homelesss people on the street. I always ask my mom or dad to stop and give them money. I feel bad that there are so many homeless people out in the cold without food or a warm bed.
For each rock I sell, I will place it out in the "universe" for someone to find and bring a smile to their face! I leave them in places we visit - on the beach, park benches, on hiking trails, even the Golden Gate Bridge!
My goal is to sell 500 rocks in 2016 and donate ALL proceeds to my local homeless shelter, Bay Area Rescue Mission. (P.S. we met our goal in two days! Check out our UPDATE page!)
Each rock has a bright rainbow I paint myself and is sealed so the rain won't wash away the rainbow! On the back is a quote I came up with myself: "Here's a rock from me to you that grants wishes and happiness too!"
Do you want to support my Rainbow Rock Project and bring a smile to someone's face? You can help by donating HERE!