Chalk The World

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Have an important idea, thought or word of wisdom in your head? Grab a piece of chalk and write it on the ground for your neighbors to see. Then take a picture and share it on social media using #chalktheworld. That's the deceptively simple idea behind Chalk The World - a global community building project with participants from Kabul to St. Paul, Bangalore to Pennsylvania and everywhere in between. 

 

So pick up some chalk and think about it - what do you want to tell the world? 

If you've seen or created a chalking you'd like to share, please submit your picture here so it can be added to the gallery. 

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Guidelines

Use #ChalkTheWorld both when you write in your community and when sharing on social media. 

 

You can write whatever you want, obviously. But some restraints will foster creativity, deeper thought and avoid offense. I am suggesting:

  • No overt religious language

  • Nothing political

  • Positive - for something, not against something

  • Shorter works better for pictures, but if your thought or quote is longer - that's ok too. The kind of person who will take the time to read it will appreciate it. 

  • Avoid things that sound scolding, commanding or will otherwise trigger a negative reaction in those who are touchy about being told what to do

  • Phrases addressing a cause/need important to you

 

You can do these anywhere. I'm putting them at parks, on walking/biking paths, near store entrances, the library, community center, near public transit stations, homeless encampments and affirming churches.

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Carry the Chalk The World message into the world with you while supporting not-for-profit organizations serving their local communities around the world. A portion of every sale of Chalk The World merchandise goes to Nurturing Hope Private School in Kabul Afghanistan, Comfort India Trust in Bangalore India, and She Learns in Kampala Uganda.

*Please email for pricing on bulk orders (15 minimum)