Winter 2015 to Winter 2016

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

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Fall 2016

e-Peace Update:
Mattie’s December Prayer poem & 
Preview of 2017 Activities! 
CLICK HERE….

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December Prayer
a message from Mattie J.T. Stepanek
(poem written by Mattie, age 9)


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We have, we are, a mosaic of gifts,
to nurture, to offer, to accept.” — Mattie
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May you and your family, 
and you friends and your colleagues,
and your many, many neighbors – 
around the block and around the world,
realize and embrace and be the source of
hope and peace during this holiday season.

 

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In this season of “giving and thanks” 
please remember Mattie’s Foundation. 

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Four simple ways to celebrate the season 
and also support Mattie’s peace mission:
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1) Giving Tuesday (Nov 29 – tax deductible)
Click here to become a Peace Champion 
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2) End of Year Giving (tax deductible)
Click here to become a Peace Champion 
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3) Shop on AmazonSmile.com and choose the
“Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation”
as your charity of choice — (anytime of year).
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2743852
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4) Order Peace Shop items from MattieOnline.com
(great holiday gifts, or anytime peace gifts!).
Click here for our Peace Shop Guide... 
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Thank you!
#HopeIsReal #PeaceIsPossible
www.MattieOnline.com

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On Being Thankful… 

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A message of gratitude and inspiration
from Mattie’s Foundation…

And a request to be remembered on
Giving Tuesday (November 29)
and with your
End of Year Tax Deduction Giving.

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Click here to read the Thanksgiving post… 

Click here to support Mattie’s Foundation… 

Click here to listen to Mattie share his
“On Being Thankful” poem…

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Jeni Stepanek Honored with the
2016 My Hero Humanitarian Award during
12th Annual International Film Festival 

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Read the story and view video links — HERE…

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Peace Club Kid Raises
$500 for Mattie’s Foundation 

Hitting #HomeRunsForPeace 

Read about 11-year-old William Forrester
– “a big hit for peace” –>  here…  

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Reflecting on all of our veterans

- with gratitude, and prayers –

on Veteran’s Day.

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Election Reflection: On Hope, Beyond Hurt

Read Jeni Stepanek’s 11/9 2016 message here…

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YOUR holiday shopping at AMAZON
can support Mattie’s Foundation
at no extra cost to you!
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Please #StartWithaSmile at
smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2743852
for your holiday gifts and
Amazon donates to
Mattie J T Stepanek Foundation Inc.

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Just click on the link above to shop,
and support our peace mission!

 

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Medical Updates

from Mattie’s mom…

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Prayers always appreciated.

Click here…
for the messages.

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Remembering a man of peace, on his birthday.

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AU Peace Educator, Barbara Wien,
Speaks at First Annual
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Lecture
Hosted by Peace Certified IKF

Story & Photos HERE.. 

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For Our World Campaign Update –
A Dozen New Translations Posted!

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From Albanian to Zulu, 
download your free translation of the
“international passage for peace” 
Mattie penned on September 11, 2001…
CLICK HERE…  

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Click here for Peace Tips & Activity Links, 
and suggestions for commemorating PEACE
on the anniversary of 9/11 (or ANY day). 

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Summer 2016

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2016 Pathways to Peace
Train-the-Trainer Workshop:
A HUGE Success!

Learn more about the 2-day workshop
and the Pathways to Peace Program & Participants
held in Baltimore, Maryland here… 

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Applications Being Accepted:

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Two-Day FREE Train-the-Trainer
Pathways to Peace Workshop

Invitation to apply for a free 2-day Train the Trainer “Pathways to Peace” workshop, hosted by Mattie’s Foundation. We only have a few spaces left.

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Please email interest and how the training would be used to MattieOnline.com@gmail.com asap.

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Logistics - Aug 19-20, approx 9a-4p each day, in Baltimore, MD. Workshop is free. Some food provided. Travel and lodging on your own.

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Basics - Mattie’s Foundation is inviting select educators, health providers, community and youth leaders and others – folks who may have reason or interest in embedding peace conversation, education, and activities in their work or volunteer service – to attend a free two day workshop to learn more about our Pathways to Peace program (program created for both youth and adults).

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Day 1 — information about Mattie, the P2P program, key elements of Mattie’s peace message, and conversation/activity ideas that may help educators, community, youth, and other leaders with teaching peace, resilience, purpose, kindness, motivation, etc.

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Day 2 — explore and plan Pathways to Peace program (or program elements) in individual/target sites (e.g., schools, youth groups/clubs/settings, businesses/communities, etc).

If interested in applying for this free training,
please contact us (MattieOnline.com@gmail.com) asap.
Thank you.

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More about teaching peace and
resources from Mattie’s Foundation here…

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July 17…

July 17 is a uniquely special (and challenging) day:
Mattie’s birthday,
and Katie’s anniversary.
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I spent all of Mattie’s life helping him be okay with these conflicting truths – first breath of youngest sibling and last breath of oldest sibling – so he could truly celebrate life, yet also not hide from loss.
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Perhaps our friends and family will pause today, and offer a quick prayer for peace in Mattie’s honor, and a quick prayer for love in Katie’s honor. And maybe even a quick prayer for hope – as we honor these  children on this ever-tough but very special day.
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Thank you.
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(Photos - Katie Stepanek, age 19 months, July 1987
& Mattie Stepanek, age 10 years, July 2001)

 
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Summer 2016 #MattiePeaceDay UPDATE

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Mayor & City Council Declares July 17
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Day
for Citizens of Rockville, Maryland

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During the June 20, 2016 City Council meeting,
Mayor Bridget Newton and the Rockville, Maryland City Council
issued a proclamation declaring July 17
(Mattie’s birthday) a day of peace for local citizens.
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The City has a long history of working with
Mattie’s Foundation to bring peace to the community
– through educational and reactions activities,
and was the first community to publicly support the petition
sponsored by Maryland Senators and Mattie’s Foundation asking
U.S. President Barack Obama to declare July 17
a  nationally recognized
Peace Day for citizens of the entire country.
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On Monday, July 4, 2016,
the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation
will host a Peace Gathering in Mattie’s Park
in collaboration with the City of Rockville
to celebrate Mattie’s birthday & Peace Day.

The free event is open to people of all ages.
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Please join us July 4 – for cake and conversation
and peace activities (5-7 pm in the Peace Garden),
and stay for the City’s fireworks party (7-10p).

The proclamation will be posted  here soon…

 

 

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Mattie’s Birthday Campaign 2016

From June 22 (Mattie’s anniversary)
through July 17 (Mattie’s Birthday),
the Foundation highlights our annual
“Birthday Campaign” to support his legacy.
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Most of the activities and programs created
by Mattie’s Foundation are offered at
no cost to participants around the world.
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We count on the generosity of global neighbors
like you to support our peace effort.

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Please click here to learn more and view 
 the list of Birthday Champions (so far)…  
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Please click here to 
support Mattie’s peace mission…

Thank you!  

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Spring 2016

 

 

2016 Peace Gathering in Mattie’s Park
and the City of Rockville’s Fireworks Celebration… 
DETAILS & PROGRAM INFORMATION HERE… 

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2016 GIFT BRICK SALE

Mattie’s Anniversary & Birthday SALE!
Personalized Gift Brick Discount!

SPECIAL PRICES
$125 per brick ordered by May 1, 2016
$150 per brick ordered by August 1, 2016
(regular price $199 per brick)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER… 

Click here for more information… 

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Medical Updates from Mattie’s mom,
during her journey to defeat cancer.

CLICK HERE… 

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Winter 2015-2016

Celebrating Black History Month

Twice a week, Mattie’s Foundation will post
a new Message from Mattie about
the importance of education and history,
for peace and for future.
Please, visit one of the websites,
and embrace the opportunity to learn
a valuable lesson about the past,
so that you can help shape the future
with purpose and peace.
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Happy & Peaceful New Year
from the
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation

click on image to enlarge

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Mattie’s Peace Tree 2015
Activity will take place Dec 15 – Jan 15
Participants eligible for great prizes!  
Learn more here… 

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December Spotlight

In-Kind Support

Celebrating our "in kind" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with services and materials. Thank you ezStorage, Montgomery Printing, Parcel Plus, and Potomac Valley Brick! Read more...

Nourishment Support

Celebrating our "nourishment" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with food and services. Thank you Botanero Restaurant, Fontina Grille, Safeway, Coffee Republic, and Red Hot & Blue! Read more...

Community Support

Celebrating our "community" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with commitment and participation. Thank you City of Rockville, King Farm Citizen's Assembly, Kick's Karate & Mix 107.3! Read more...

Champion Support

Celebrating our "Foundation Champions" -- sponsors and volunteers of all ages who support Mattie's Foundation through donations, brick sponsorships, participation in our activities and events. Thank you!!! Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek