Contact: Tina Mansfield
Phone: 281 852-6042
Cell Phone: 281 782-4041
Email:    info@string-ring.com    
According to recent FBI statistics, violent crimes continue to rise in our schools, as evidenced by
various campus rampages, the new trend in cyber bullying, and teen suicides. This has rattled the
nerves of parents across the country. Tina Mansfield, a mom and graphic designer from Kingwood
Texas, decided to use her skills to respond to an increasingly egocentric, mean and competitive
environment among our youth. She has designed a ring called String-Ring � The Kindness
The attractive sterling silver ring is designed to be threaded with interchangeable colored strings and
is inspired by the old custom of tying a string around your finger to remember something, in this
case ... kindness. Each ring comes with a set of 10 strings, each color representing a particular act of
�Worn as inspirational jewelry, the ring is designed to help us remember kindness, consideration and
respect towards others� says String-Ring creator, Tina Mansfield. �I believe by simply reminding
people of their innate desire to be kind, we can ease social pressure, bullying and acts of retaliation.
Kindness is something we should emphasize and teach to our children through our words and own
Using colored string as a teaching tool is an ancient concept that is easily understood by children
and has been used all around the world. String figures created for story telling have been a popular
tradition in Native American, Alaskan and African cultures. Even today, for example, Oklahoma
storyteller David Titus will be taking his stories and talent of making string figures to Palestine in
January, as part of a mission to get Palestinian children to play with Israeli children.
Tina has donated the first 100 String-Rings to The Rachel�s Challenge Project. Rachel was the first
victim of the Columbine school shooting in 1999 and her father, Darrell Scott, travels the globe
speaking to high-school students at assemblies in the hope of promoting kindness and tolerance.
According to String-Ring owner, �As the new trend begins in enlightened business, the corporate
world recognizes that the time is right for a change in the way we view the world � our attitudes
and directions, especially in our schools. The need to move towards unity instead of separateness is
imperative. By wearing a String-Ring, people will join our growing kindness community and will
share in a uniting message that each one of us is a member of a community and therefore have
inherent responsibilities, such as acknowledging that our actions have consequences.�
�We are in the process of creating a kindness blog. Here, kids can share their own acts of kindness�
If you�d like more information about this topic, please email Tina Mansfield at
info@string.ring.com  or log on to String-Ring.com