Enriching the lives of those in need through acts of random kindness

Ryan's Story


Ryan's Ark founded in 2014 is a non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of those in need through acts of random kindness.

Ryan's Ark was created to honor the memory of Ryan Bernstein. Strong willed, compassionate, funny and determined, Ryan unselfishly and generously aided others. A known loved one or a friend of a friend, he gave unconditionally. Ryan opened his home if you had no where else to go. He purchased items or gave cash to those in need. Who would you call when you got stuck on the side of the road at 2am? Ryan.

Ryan's Ark is committed to fostering generosity with the belief that even small acts of random kindness can make a difference in someone's life.

Ryan died unexpectedly from complications of a routine surgery in August 2011. Ryan's mother, Elaine Bernstein, is driven to honor and celebrate Ryan's life by paying it forward through acts of random kindness.

Ultimately it is a mother's love for her son and overwhelming passion to help others as Ryan did, that led to the establishment of Ryan's Ark.