“Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.”

“The manifestation of every person and the world in which we live is the minimum requirement of our existence, its major purpose, its only hope.”

“My rule is always, People first and things second.”

“You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, action over apathy, growth over stagnation.”

About the Foundation

Many years ago, while traveling in Hong Kong, Leo Buscaglia met a Chinese refugee who, with his family, lived in extreme poverty. The young refugee's name was Wong. In order to find work, Wong needed to learn English. Dr. Buscaglia paid Wong's tuition to an English-language school.

Years later, Wong wrote to Dr. Buscaglia. By then he was sufficiently employed to get his family out of the refugee camp. He was also prepared to pay back what he saw as his "debt." Instead, Dr. Buscaglia encouraged him to find another determined person such as himself and to give the money, with love, from Wong and Leo, with the hope that in this way it might touch many lives.

In 1984, Dr. Buscaglia founded the Felice Foundation. (The name has since been changed to the Leo Buscaglia Foundation to honor Dr. Buscaglia.) He established the Foundation to give special aid and attention to those who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of personkind through the dynamics of helping one another. As in his experience with Wong, the Foundation is structured around the dynamics of sharing and giving, and influencing others to do the same, the roles of helper and helped constantly interchanging.

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Mission

The mission of the Leo Buscaglia Foundation is building community spirit by helping people to help others.