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About Us

ReesSpecht Life is a foundation dedicated to paying forward the acts of kindness received in the wake of a terrible tragedy. Our goal is to try to make the world a better place, one piece at a time. After losing their 22 month old son, Richard Edwin-Ehmer Specht (Rees), Rich and Sam Specht started printing ReesSpecht Life “Pay it Forward” cards and before they knew it over 50,000 cards were (and continue to be) distributed. 
ReesSpecht Life started as a small movement last spring that has since grown into a movement that has reported “Rees’ Pieces” performing acts of kindness on every continent on Earth, with the exception of Antarctica (Though they are working on it!). The foundation currently offers scholarships rewarding students who demonstrate a commitment to community, compassion and respect, with a goal of funding scholarships all over the US. 
This June ReesSpecht Life will be releasing a children’s book titled, “A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness” which follows the adventures of a young farmer named Little Rees Specht who discovers that kindness, like a seed, will only grow and spread if one takes the time to cultivate it in others. 
All funds raised from the sale of items in this shop will go to support the Richard Edwin-Ehmer (Rees) Specht Memorial Scholarship fund as well as to support our community activities to promote kindness, compassion and respect.