On this episode of the Taking Care of Business podcast Ruby Kate Chitsey joins Wilson to discuss her new book "Kindness is my Hobby" and the inspiration behind her work with Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents.
Ruby, thank you for taking the time to talk about your book and we're proud that you call Harrison your home!
ABOUT RUBY KATE CHITSEY
Ruby Kate, now 15, is the founder and CEO of ‘Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents”. She owns and operates her nonprofit organization out of the Three Wishes Community Center in Harrison, Arkansas. Ruby Kate started the project when she was 10 years old. Currently, Ruby Kate and her "Kid Board" work with essential staff across America to fulfill small wishes for nursing home seniors that are low on family, happiness or funds. Ruby has spent over $500,000 fulfilling wishes and raising awareness for nursing home seniors since 2019.
Ruby Kate has received the highest accolades a youth can receive for humanitarian work. She has become affectionately known as "America's Granddaughter" because her passion for nursing home seniors is unmatched. She has not taken America by storm; she has taken it with her giant heart. She has started a movement. Ruby Kate was recently named CNN's "Kid Wonder of the Year" for 2022. She was a finalist for Time Magazine Kid of the Year 2022. She was also named as one of "People Magazine's" "Ten Girls Changing the World in 2020". She is the 2021 national winner of the Prudential Spirit of Service Award and the first youth from the state of Arkansas to receive this prestigious national title. She is also a 2021 Diana Award winner- an award bestowed to some of the most influential humanitarian young adults in the world. Ruby is an avid activist for seniors and is a national public speaker as well as an author. Ruby was also selected by Barbie and Mattel Corporation to be one of their Barbie Role Models for the 2019-2020 year for being a female leader who has shattered glass ceilings. Every award means someone is noticing the plight of nursing home seniors. That's a win.
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