Mattie’s Peace Tree & Poetry

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by jeni No Comments


Mattie’s Peace Tree & Poetry



Winter Outreach Activity



Peace is for all people.

And, peace is possible —

if individually and collectively,

we choose to make peace something

that matters for ourselves

and for our world.


Each year, Mattie’s Foundation
plans a winter outreach activity.


Our goal is to encourage global neighbors
– around the block
  and around the world –
 to talk about peace,
and to participate in
an international activity from
wherever they are in the world.

For our Peace Tree & Poetry activity,

participants create global peace ornaments

and global peace tree displays.

We gather your photos of all those materials together,

and create one combined display that

celebrates global peace.

The outreach activities we plan are
always based on our theme for the year.

And, the activities are free,

they are fun, and

they are for people of

all ages and religions and nationalities.

Participating in our annual “Mattie’s Peace Tree & Poetry”
activity is simple –people around the world just
RECORD, TRANSLATE (optional), and SHARE (Peace Poetry).

That’s it!

We post this creativity
– all the ornaments, and the poetry videos and translations –
on our website, in a global celebration of peace!




Click on each entry to learn more:



Winter 2013 — December Prayer Tree & Poetry =

Click here to read our News Story

Click here for Summary Page 


 Click here to view YOUR ornaments on 

2013 Mattie’s Peace Tree (25 countries represented)!

Click here to view YOUR videos and print translations

of Mattie’s December Prayer poem!




Winter 2012 — Peace on Earth Tree 


More than 1,000 ornaments decorated by


dislayed on a community tree in Rockville, Maryland


Click here to for the story and photos!





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