Teague started working with towards a potential partnership between Kindness Is Cool & DEED. DEED is a social impact initiative that encourages volunteering in one’s community making it easy, social, and fun. It connects nonprofits and volunteers by enabling volunteers to discover causes around them with one easy tap, and see whom amongst their friends are volunteering, as well as nonprofits to strengthen their workplace community through engaging employee volunteer programs all within one simple platform.
Teague gave a TEDx talk about “Making Kindness Cool.” He started work on the Kindness Is Cool web platform, which incentivizes people to help others and complete random acts of kindness. A user will participate in random acts of kindness, taking videos or pictures, and receive points that are redeemable for prizes donated by brands and sponsors.
Teague started Kindness365, a nonprofit focused on helping others, doing random acts of kindness, and being kind every day. Teague and a team of 8, lived on the Kindness Bus for 6 months, and traveled to 29 states across the USA carrying out the mission. They partnered with children’s hospitals, cancer centers, mental institutes, animal shelters, low-income youth centers, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and countless other non-profits to complete random acts of kindness.
Teague and Tom Smith co-created the Reality Ride Challenge a 2100 mile cycling journey from Boston to Miami, the place of Tom’s first paralyzing accident, and the hospital at which Tom completed the bulk of his recovered, respectively. During the duration of the ride, they raised $100,000, which they donated to The Miami Project to help find a cure for paralysis.
Teague joined the Board of Directors of the Thomas E. Smith Foundation. The Thomas E. Smith Foundation was set up to raise awareness and help find a cure for paralysis. Tom Smith is one of the few people in the world to have two, unrelated, paralyzing accidents. The foundation now has initiatives in music, athletics, an annual golf tournament, a preventative instrument called The Lookup Line, to prevent hockey players from the same fate Tom endured, and Tom.
Teague embarked on his journey of philanthropy by helping Thomas E. Smith create Dance for Paralysis, a live event and concert series to help raise funds and awareness for Paralysis. Dance for Paralysis held many shows and events, and partnered with multiple artists to create avenues of donation through music.