Now that you've found us, you're probably wondering what we're about.
Who is Jay Austin?
While cycling the world,
was intentionally and brutally murdered in 2018 in a terrorist attack
in Central Asia,
but simply because he was an American.
is the blog he was writing while on this adventure,
'part chronicling-our-journey and part helping-others-plan-their-own'. Read it here.
Hoping to carry on Jay's legacy,
to advocate for his passions,
of which he had many,
The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation, Inc.
Our mission to promote positive change consists of diverse topics,
Cultural Diversity, Literacy, Nutrition,
Protecting our Environment,
and The Great Outdoors with an emphasis on Cycling.
To get a feel for what we're about, scroll through our blogs/posts
here or click/tap on the EXPLORE button below.
Our current goals are to
create community gardens,
organize a writing workshop on cultural diversity,
and to purchase a trishaw to provide
volunteer-piloted bike rides to seniors.
To navigate through our site,
go to the headers at the very top of our home page,
each header with drop downs.
Simply put ..
~ Simply be kind to the planet, to each other and to ourselves. ~
Follow us ...
on Instagram @ jasimplybekind
on Twitter @ JASimplyBeKind
and on Facebook @ The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation
Mention and/or photos of Lauren, the love of Jay's life, are intentionally excluded from this site at the request of and out of respect for the privacy of the family. To learn about Jay and Lauren's amazing journey together, visit Jay's blog, 'Simply Cycling, Traveling The World By Bicycle' @ simplycycling.org.
501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Status Effective 11/19/2019
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Be a part of our movement to help realize our ecofriendly and socially-transformative goals. Visit our current wish-list projects in need of your help at Support Us/Donate. No donation is too small. It's easy peasy. Just click/tap on the Donate button below.