Mattie’s Peace Tree 2017

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by jeni No Comments

 

 

Mattie’s Peace Tree 2017
A Global Celebration of Peace!

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  • We have moved our Peace Tree activity from winter to spring, to coincide with National Poetry Month.
  • The 2017 activity begins April 1.
  • All submissions received by April 30
    will be posted on the global Peace Tree,
    which will be shared during May. 
  • We are trying something new this year — to make it easier for folks to participate.
  • Our Facebook activity page will launch on during late March.
  • Post your Peace Tree ornament to the page by April 30, and you will be entered to win great prizes! (Random drawings).
  • MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION (including “Teacher Tips”) to be posted early in 2017.

I am peace… together, we are peace!
– Mattie J.T. Stepanek

What:

  • A free, fun, annual global activity — for peace.
  • Great participation prizes (random drawings).

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Who:

  • EVERYONE! 
  • Individuals and families, schools and businesses, places of worship and community organizations.
  • People of all ages, abilities, nationalities, religions — in all spaces of the world.
  • Across the years, thousands of children and adults have participated, representing dozens of countries around the world!

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Why:

  • Many people, many places, one purpose — PEACE!
  • Whether a participant works alone or with a group, this activity brings people from around the world together — as they collectively contribute to Mattie’s Peace Tree — which will celebrate all the ornaments created and submitted from each or our global neighbors and groups.

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How:

  1. Reflect on the theme –
     - “I am peace… together, we are peace!” 
    Consider what this theme means to you as a person, family, or group.
  2. Respond to the theme –
    - Share your hand(s) in a creative way that expresses the theme.
    - Write on your hand, trace your hand, draw/illustrate your hand,
    create a group image with handprints… be creative!
  3. Reach out with the theme –
    - Post a photo of your hand(s), art, or project to our Facebook page
    - (info and Facebook link coming soon).
    - We will gather all the images together and create a single “Peace Tree.”
    - We will post the global Peace Tree to Mattie’s website.
    - All participants will receive a Peace Activity Certificate.

 

MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION
(including “Teacher Tips”)
to be posted early in 2017.

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When:

  • We have moved our Peace Tree activity from winter to spring, to coincide with National Poetry Month.
  • The 2017 activity begins April 1.
  • All submissions received by April 30 will be posted on the global Peace Tree, which will be shared during May. 
  • We are trying something new this year — to make it easier for folks to participate.
  • Our Facebook activity page will launch on during late February.
  • Post your Peace Tree ornament to the page by March 30, and you will be entered to win great prizes! (Random drawings).
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Prizes:

  • All participants who share an image on our Facebook page will be entered to win a prize.
  • Participants who “share” or “tweet” the activity will receive additional entries for the prizes.
  • Prizes will be selected by random drawing.
  • Grand prize — “Peace Trip Package”to our July 4, 2017 Peace Gathering in Mattie’s Park. This package is being put together — but will likely include –
    • A two-night stay for the winner in a hotel near Mattie’s Park
    • A “picnic type gathering” in Mattie’s Park
    • Conversations with members of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation — including “Mama Peace”  (Jeni Stepanek) and representatives from our Board of Directors
    • A personalized gift brick in Mattie’s Park & Peace Garden
    • Recognition during the 2017 Peace Gathering event
    • We would LOVE to include airfare if someone is wiling and able to donate travel points.
  • Additional prizes — a variety of books, bookmarks, inspiration cards and other “peace stuff” from our Peace Shop.
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View our previous Peace Trees here…

 

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