Kindness Unites Paperchain

1 million links of love & hope to unite the world and set a Guinness World Record

We invite the entire world to come together to share messages of love & hope while making the world’s longest paperchain ever! Link by link, we will demonstrate that we truly are connected and we are all in this together!

 

Official Guinness World Record Postponed Until World Kindness Day 2021

November 13, 2021
We are getting close, but we’re not there yet! We have received an enormous amount of Love Links and our volunteer team is busy connecting and measuring the love-infused paperchain. With the end of the school year approaching, we are postponing the final Guinness World Record event until the fall when schools are back in session.
We still need help to reach our 100+mile paperchain goal! Will your school join us?

It’s Still Not Too Late To Participate!

New GWR event date: November 13, 2021 (World Kindness Day)

2 Ways to Join Us:

  1. Individuals: Create as many links as you can and mail them to Kids for Peace HQ at 1302 Pine Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA.
  2. Schools: Create a schoolwide paperchain, deliver it on the day of the Guinness World Record attempt to Carlsbad, CA and be part of history! Learn more & sign up to participate as a school.
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Kindness Unites Paperchain Campaign Details

What

We will set a new Guinness World Record by creating a 110+ mile inspirational paper-chain. We will collect over 2 million links of recycled/reused paper each with a message of love & hope for the world. Once “social-distancing” is lifted and it is again safe to gather in groups, we will assemble our Kindness Unites Paperchain. After the chain is officially measured for the Guinness World Record, we will distribute sections to hospitals, senior centers, libraries and more as a beautiful reminder that we are all #LinkedByLove!

Who

Everyone in the entire world is invited to create links for our global Kindness Unites Paperchain!

When

Links for the paperchain must be delivered to Kids for Peace HQ (1302 Pine Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008). The official Guinness World Record attempt will take place on November 13, 2021 in Carlsbad, CA. All locally participating schools will be provided details when to drop off their assembled paperchain.

Where

Links for the paperchain will be mailed or delivered to Kids for Peace Headquarters: Kids for Peace, 1302 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

OR

Assembled paperchain will be delivered in person to the Guinness World Record event on November 13, 2021 in Carlsbad, CA.

How To Create Love Links

It’s easy! Please follow the steps below:

1. Gather Recycled/Reused Paper – Let’s be mindful of the environment. We plan to make the entire paper-chain from recycled or reused paper. The weight of the paper should be thin enough to easily mail/bend and thick enough to create a sturdy link in the paperchain.

Suggested materials: cereal/food boxes, craft paper scraps, brown paper shopping bags, large mailing envelopes.

2. Measure & Cut Links – Each strip must be between 11 inches  – 18 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. You may make as many links as you’d like. There is no limit per person!

3. Decorate Links with Love & Hope – You can get as creative as you’d like as you share messages of LOVE and HOPE for the world, however we ask that you avoid gluing 3-dimensional objects that may create waste/litter when assembled. Use markers, paint, crayons, sharpies, pencils or pens. We will feature many of the links on our website and on social media to inspire the world.

 

4. Place Your Links In An Envelope – You may fold the links in half if needed to fit in your envelope.  DO NOT turn your links into a chain – we will assemble the chain once the “social distancing” mandate is lifted. Please kindly make sure to include this quick certification form with your Love Links. Thank you!

5. Add An Optional Donation – If you’d like to help support Kids for Peace, we invite you to slip in a dollar bill with your links. Donations are not required to participate, but greatly appreciated to help support our two programs: The Great Kindness Challenge and The Peace Pledge Program. If you’d  like to send a tax-deductible check, please make it out to: Kids for Peace. Thank you! Thank you!

6. Mail Your Links to Kids for Peace HQ – Put the finished links (and optional donation!) in an envelope addressed to Kids for Peace. Please include your return address on the envelope so we can track where all the links are coming from. Add the necessary postage.

7. Optionally, click HERE to stay informed of the Guinness World Record progress and to let us know that your Love Links are on their way!

Did you know that we have already set one Guinness World Record?! It’s true! In 2015, thanks to over 180,000 participants of The Great Kindness Challenge, we set a world record for the “Largest Collage of Kind-Hearted Handprints.” We blanketed the halls of a Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, joyfully uplifting the spirits of their patients and patients’ families!

See photos here

With your help, we know we can do it again!

Thank You To All Schools That Submitted Their Love Links!

With many Love Links still coming in, we will be updating the list below on a weekly basis. If your school is not listed below, but you mailed us your Love Links, please contact us at . Thank you!
  • Adam’s Street Early Learning Center, Milton, MA
  • Alvin Elementary, Alvin, TX
  • Anna McDonald Elementary, Manhattan, IL
  • Barnwell Elementary and DIG After School Program, Barnwell, SC
  • Basehor Intermediate School, Basehor, KS
  • Bataan Primary and Intermediate Schools, Port Clinton, OH
  • Bay Head School, Bay Head, NJ
  • Bay Ridge Elementary, Cutler, ME
  • Benjamin Franklin School, Keene, NH
  • Birchwood Intermediate School, Melville, NY
  • Bird Rock Elementary School, La Jolla, CA
  • Blue Grass, Buffalo and Walcott Elementary Schools, Blue Grass, IA
  • Borel Middle School, San Mateo, CA
  • BOSCO, Belton, MO
  • Breckenridge Elementary School, Breckenridge, MI
  • Bright Horizons, Princeton, NJ
  • Bright Horizons at South Figueroa Street Child Care Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • California Pacific Charter Schools, CA
  • Camborne Public School, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
  • Canutillo High School, El Paso, TX
  • Casita Center, Vista, CA
  • Carson Street Elementary STEAM Academy, Carson, CA
  • Caruthers High School, Caruthers, CA
  • Cayuga Elementary School, Lake Grove, NY
  • Central Elementary School, Amherst, VA
  • Central Elementary School, Coweta, OK
  • Chase School, Wurtsboro, NY
  • Cherokee Point Elementary School, San Diego, CA
  • Christopher Farms Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Cimarron Middle School, Edmond, OK
  • City Hill Middle School, Naugatuck, CT
  • Clay Joint Elementary School District, Kingsburg, CA
  • Coast Redwood Middle School, Ben Lomond, CA
  • COIL Charter School, Fremont, CA
  • Collins Elementary school, Riverview, FL
  • Concord Middle IB World School, Concord, NC
  • Cornatzer Elementary School, Mocksville, NC
  • Corry Area Primary School, Corry, PA
  • Cypress Elementary School, Redding, CA
  • Deer Canyon Elementary + ESS, San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Ralph E Hawes Elementary School, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Ella G. Clarke School, Lakewood, NJ
  • Ericson Elementary , San Diego, CA
  • Estrella Mountain Elementary, Goodyear, AZ
  • Fallbrook STEM Academy, Fallbrook, CA
  • Finch Elementary School, McKinney, TX
  • Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine, FL
  • Foothill Elementary School, Saratoga, CA
  • Franklin Elementary, Wausau, WI
  • Franklin Park School, Franklin Park, NJ
  • Fredon School, Newton, NJ
  • Gardens School of Technology Arts, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Gardner Bullis Elementary School, Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Garland Elementary, Garland, UT
  • George G. Blaisdell Elementary School, Bradford, PA
  • Gilbert J. Mircovich Elementary, Ingleside, TX
  • Gill St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, NJ
  • Goddard School, Leesburg, VA
  • Grange Hall Elementary, Moseley, VA
  • Greene Central School, Greene, ME
  • Gregory School, West Orange, NJ
  • Hage Elementary, San Diego, CA
  • Henderson Independent School District, Henderson, TX
  • Henderson Middle School, Henderson, TX
  • Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury, CT
  • Hope Elementary, Carlsbad, CA
  • Immaculate Conception Academy, Douglassville, PA
  • Indian Harbour Montessori, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
  • Indian Hills Elementary, Topeka, KS
  • Indian Trail Elementary, La Porte, IN
  • International Grammar School & College, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • IUPUI Center for Young Children, Indianapolis, IN
  • James M. Quinn Elementary, Dartmouth, MA
  • John Adams Elementary, Madera, CA
  • John Adams Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School, West Babylon, NY
  • John Green Elementary School, Dublin, CA
  • Johnson STEAM Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Joshua High School, Joshua, TX
  • Joslin Elementary School, Austin, TX
  • Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, HI
  • Ka‘elepulu Elementary School, Kailua, HI
  • Kells Academy, Montreal, Quebec (CAN)
  • Kona Hongwanji Preschool, Kealakekua , HI
  • Kyle Trueblood Elementary School, Conway Springs, KS
  • Lackamas Elementary, Yelm, WA
  • Lake George Charter School, Lake George, CO
  • Lake Tahoe School, Incline Village, NV
  • Lakeview Elementary School, Colonial Heights, VA
  • Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School, Front Royal, VA
  • Licking Valley Primary School, Newark, OH
  • Lighthouse Program at Claytor Academy, Beardsley School, Hall School, Madison School, High Horizons Magnet, Multicultural Magnet, and Park City Magnet Schools, Bridgeport, CT
  • Lincoln Park Middle School, Lincoln Park, NJ
  • Lindale Early Childhood Center, Lindale, TX
  • Lititz Elementary School, Lititz, PA
  • LISD STEM Academy @ Valley Ridge Elementary, Lewisville, TX
  • Lone Star/Sanger Unified School District, Fresno, CA
  • Lorena Falasco Elementary School, Los Banos, CA
  • Ma’ema’e Elementary, Honolulu, HI
  • McDowell School, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Miami Trace Local School District, Washington Court House, OH
  • Milliken Park Elementary School, Fremont, NE
  • Mission Estancia, Carlsbad, CA
  • Mojave River Academy, Bakersfield, CA
  • Montebello Unified School District, Montebello, CA
  • Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego, CA
  • Namaste Charter School, Chicago, IL
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Rochester, NY
  • New Horizons School, Sherwood Park , Alberta, Canada
  • New Smyrna Beach High School, New Smyrna, Fl
  • Nicaragua Christian Academy International, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Nipher Middle School, Kirkwood, MO
  • Northview High School, Florissant, MO
  • Norwood-Norfolk Central School District, Norwood, NY
  • Oakboro Choice STEM School, Oakboro, NC
  • Oakwood Junior High, Davnille, IL
  • Orchard Elementary, Orem, UT
  • Owens Valley, Independence, CA
  • Park Elementary School, Warwick, RI
  • Parma Elementary School, Parma , MI
  • Pauma School, Pauma Valley, CA
  • Pearson Ranch Middle School, Round Rock, TX
  • Pepper Drive School, El Cajon , CA
  • Perritt Primary School, Arkadelphia, AR
  • Phoenix Academy, North Branch, MN
  • Phoenix High School, Phoenix, OR
  • Pine Log Elementary, Rydal, GA
  • Pittsburgh Whittier K-5, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Platte River Academy, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Ralls County R-II School District, Center, MO
  • Raven Homeschool, Juneau, AK
  • Rhein Benninghoven Elementary, Shawnee, KS
  • Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Riverside Middle School, Riverside, NJ
  • Riverside Prep Middle School, Oro Grande, CA
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, South Plainfield, NJ
  • Russell Street Elementary School, Littleton, MA
  • Saint Raphael Preschool, Raleigh, NC
  • San Gabriel Academy, San Gabriel, CA
  • Seven Arrows Elementary , Pacific Palisades , CA
  • Sharyland Advanced Academic Academy, Mission , TX
  • Sherrelwood Elementary School, Denver, CO
  • Shore Educational Collaborative , Chelsea , MA
  • St Croix Falls School District, St. Croix Falls, WI
  • St. Augustine of Canterbury School, Kendall Park, NJ
  • St. Gabriel Catholic School, Austin, TX
  • St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju , Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • St. Philip Neri, Baltimore, MD
  • Starr Elementary School, Oregon, OH
  • Steere Farm Elementary School, Pascoag, RI
  • Stephen F. Austin Elementary, Richmond, TX
  • The Academy at Bright Horizons, Encinitas, CA
  • The Franklin Academy, Wake Forest, NC
  • Thomas E Bowe School, Glassboro, NJ
  • Three Creeks Elementary, Lowell, IN
  • Toombs County Middle School, Lyons, GA
  • Trinity Montessori School, Rochester, NY
  • Tussing Elementary School, Colonial Heights, VA
  • Valencia Park Elementary, San Diego, CA
  • Valley View Elementary School, Rocklin, CA
  • Waimea Middle, Kamuela, HI
  • Warren Hope Dawson Elementary, Riverview, FL
  • Washington Elementary School, Glendora, CA
  • Webster Elementary School, Livonia, MI
  • Wellington Landings, Wellington, FL
  • Wildcat Mountain Elementary, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • William Ellis Middle School, Advance, NC
  • Windham Center School, Windham, NH
  • Winget Park Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
  • Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wooster Elementary School, Greenbrier, AR
  • Yeshiva of Central Queens, Flushing, NY