Cavanaugh Bell

March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Hogan Designates April 1 as ‘Spread Positivity Day’

Gov. Larry Hogan has teamed up with Cavanaugh Bell, 8-year-old founder of Cool & Dope, to designate April 1 as “Spread Positivity Day” in Maryland. Cool & Dope is an organization of “positivity creators” aiming to end bullying worldwide. Bell, a Gaithersburg resident, founded Cool & Dope when he was 5-years-old, after experiencing bullying himself. […]

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February 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

8-Year Old Cavanaugh Bell from Gaithersburg Awarded Citation by Gov. Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an official citation to Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg for his activism and philanthropy. Also known as Cool & Doop, Bell may only be eight years old but he already has helped many people by collecting and delivering food and care packages to seniors and growing his own anti-bullying movement. He is […]

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January 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg’s Cavanaugh Bell Featured in ‘Celebrating America’ Inauguration Event

A local eight-year-old is no stranger to doing good deeds and for getting local and attention attention. Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg received the spotlight treatment during Wednesday night’s “Celebrating America” television inauguration event.  Bell told a large national television audience, “I spread positivity to inspire others to change the world.” He has distributed 138 care package […]

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January 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Niño de 8 años de Gaithersburg Destacado en la Celebración de Inauguración

Cavanaugh Bell, un niño de ocho años de Gaithersburg que se ha destacado por proporcionar paquetes de alimentos y otros suministros a los menos afortunados durante la pandemia, se unirá a celebridades como el compositor de Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda y los músicos Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake during tonight’s Inauguration special. […]

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June 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Donation Helps Gaithersburg Kid’s COVID-19 Community Efforts

The current climate between police and communities nationwide has been on edge lately, but locally MCPD is working to bridge the gap. The Montgomery County Police Department recently donated much needed items to 7-year-old youth activist Cavanagh Bell of Gaithersburg. The young nonprofit founder and his organization, Cool & Dope, were honored by MCPD for […]

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May 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Kamala Harris to 7 Year-Old Cavanaugh Bell: ‘You Inspire Me’

Gaithersburg’s Cavanaugh Bell is continuing to receive praise for his antibullying activism and for making care packages for the elderly during the COVID-19 health crisis. Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell proves that no one is ever too young to be a leader. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 13, 2020 The 7-year-old who founded the nonprofit Cool and […]

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April 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

7-Year-Old From Gaithersburg Makes COVID-19 Care Packs

First-grader Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg says he just wants to help those in need during this health crisis and that’s why he started making COVID-19 Care Packs. Cavanaugh attends Spark Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. He says his grandmother has asthma, and helping her during the coronavirus pandemic prompted him to want to help others […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

First-Grader Speaks Out Against Bullying at School Board Meeting

Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell asked Montgomery County’s school board to help him put an end to bullying at their meeting Monday night. Bell is a first-grade student at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. He created the non-profit Cool and Dope in order to make change after being bullied himself. “I’m on a mission to […]

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October 23, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

County Council Honors 6-Year-Old Anti-Bullying Activist

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday to recognize October as National Bullying Awareness month. During the proclamation, Councilmember Will Jawando honored Cavanaugh Bell, a 6-year-old from Gaithersburg, for his anti-bullying activism. Bell, a first-grader, has made time in his schedule between his school and nonprofit work to raise awareness about bullying prevention to help seniors and the homeless. He has been […]

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