Mattie’s Peace Trees

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by jeni No Comments

An Annual Fall/Winter
Outreach Activity

Expressing peace – Mattie’s vision, your choice.


We share “Mattie’s peace vision” theme for the year. Participants are invited to express their vision of that peace theme in some way – artwork, photo expressions (of ornaments, people, places, artwork, and more). We provide simple step-by-step instructions for the activity. Then, we post all the submissions we receive — from individuals,  families, schools, and communities —  on our website. We gather all of your creative expressions together, and create one combined peace tree display that celebrates global peace. 


Annual activity posted on website the month of March.
Submissions received from
April 1 through April 30
(National Poetry Month)
will be eligible for prized, and
included on the global peace tree
will will be posted during May.-
Each display featured prominently
throughout the year it is created,
then it is moved to our
Year-round Outreach or Archived Activities” pages.

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Mattie’s Peace Tree 2017

Learn more here…  

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Thank you for your patience.
The 2015 & 2016 Peace Tree activity were “on hold” as
Mattie’s mom dealt with cancer treatments and complications.
This free global activity will resume during 2017, 
in its NEW TIMEFRAME — National Poetry Month (April).



2014 Peace Tree —

Peace is possible… choose peace!
——> Details on what, why, HOW — > posted HERE...
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Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014
31 countries & 29 US states represented




2013 — December Prayer Tree & Poetry 

Click here to read our News Story
Click here for Summary Page 


Click here to view YOUR ornaments on
Mattie’s Peace Tree 2013 (25 countries represented)!




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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January Spotlight

May 5 at Botanero

Cinco de Mayo Partnership Fiesta - FREE ENTRY - All Day Happy Hour & food specials, Music by DJ Genius, ZamDance performances -- join us for a fundraising party that celebrates peace and acceptance! Read more...

June 2 at Dawson's

Mosaics & Music: Make Peace the News -- join us for wine & apps, music & mosaic unveiling, conversation & celebration at a fundraising gathering to promote peace! Early Bird Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Read more...

June 21 and 22

Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy – 15-year anniversary Mass on June 22 (11 am) at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, followed by a reception hosted by Mattie's Guild - ALL ARE WELCOME. Read more...

July 13 in King Farm

2019 Peace Day Celebration – join us for a FREE street fair (1-5 pm), all day food & drink specials (1-8 pm), and a Happy Hour Dance Party (5-8 pm) – arts, crafts, music, performers, cake, moon bounce… Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek