Welcome to HERO’s monthly newsletter! We believe that the cornerstone of teaching kindness is to educate and celebrate all people, other species (plants and animals), and the amazing planet we call Earth. Each month you will receive humane education resources, classroom ideas, and book recommendations. If there is a topic you would like to see, please let us know.

Celebrating Women Throughout History

Celebrating Women Throughout History

Fortunately, history has many women who have positively impacted our lives.  In March we celebrate all women who have stepped forward and acted with courage, compassion, and pursued their dreams. Amanda Gorman has already made history as the youngest inaugural...

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Celebrating Cats!

Celebrating Cats!

Did you know there are 85 million cats living in homes in the U.S.? It is estimated that there are tens of millions of community cats as well.  In this edition of the Kindness Connection, we celebrate cats!  Whether or not you are a cat person, check out the fun books...

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Earth Day!

Earth Day!

Like you, we celebrate Earth Day today and every day! We teach children how to care for ALL species, (plants, animals, and humans) that live on Earth, and we show how acting with kindness is the key.  We are creating a new program for middle school students to teach...

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“Love Me Gently”

“Love Me Gently”

In the children’s book, Love Me Gently, a boy named Henry shares what he learns about caring for his new puppy, Cooper.  This wonderful book encourages children to be kind to animals.  Written in first person, Henry teaches the basics of taking care of a...

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Toby

Toby

Toby is a delightful children’s book about a boy who adopts a dog and his determination to help that dog adapt to his new home.  Written and beautifully illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, the book was inspired by Toby, her adopted rescue poodle.   This book encourages...

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