Twelve months, twelve acts of kindness over 48 states: that's what documentary filmmaker Sue Vicory set out to do on January 1st of 2016.
Since 2003, Vicory has been making community-centered films and projects based out of her not-for-profit production company, Heartland Films. Past films include "Kansas City Jazz & Blues; Past, Present, & Future" and "Homelessness & the Power of One," which raised $200,000 for homeless shelters and won numerous awards. She also created "Women Documentary Filmmakers," a site devoted to these women from around the world.
Her latest project is called "My Power of One: 12 Acts of Kindness," and it brings her across the country in an RV to her latest stop: Milwaukee. Vicory stopped by the Next Door bookstore on June 28th to drop off 600 books for their Books for Kids program.
"Along our journey in the first six months, we ended up collecting from coast to coast 600 books," she says. "We knew that once we came here we would hand deliver the books and be able to read to the kids."
Vicory's "12 Acts of Kindness" tour will continue through the remainder of 2016 as they plan to travel through the Midwest and back to the West Coast. Vicory is documenting her journey in a blog, and is also selling My Power of One t-shirts to benefit the various organizations she has visited on her tour.