Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Front Page News

Picture in the KC Star
This was certainly unexpected.  Yesterday, I decided to make something of my first official day of unemployment.  I packed 10 sack lunches, threw a pair of gloves into each sack, and headed to downtown Kansas City to pass them out on the street to people less fortunate than me.  Along the way, a Kansas City Star reporter saw me and asked to follow me on my walk through the city.  This was the result.  A front page story in today's Kansas City Star.  

This certainly isn't about me.  I just want to love people.  But it has got me thinking.  Consider this the beginning of something I'm calling the Tender Culture Project.  A movement, which may later turn into an organization, to care for people in Kansas City, across the nation, and around the world.  Let's see where this thing goes.

- Joel


trey kazee said...

superb. nicely done, J

abby! said...

I'm so proud of you and am excited to see what comes next!

Valeria said...

abby told me to look at the kansas city star Web site today--neat story! and keep up the awesome work.

Jessie said...

So what's the latest in the Tender Culture Project? Your dad mentioned people wanting to send money to you. How is that working out?

Joel said...

I've replied to email requests to donate money, but I haven't heard anything back from those people. My friend wants me to buy the domain www.10lunches.org and start a website.

Timothy Briner said...

That's awesome! You should start that site!

I'll sign up to pass out in Brooklyn!

Great idea. Looking forward to hearing more about it.


Joel said...

Tim, I'm starting to work on it. I'll keep you updated.