August 20th: Founder and Creator of Cultivate Kindness, Mike Petrone just spent the last two weeks with our partner, Think Kindness, in Accra, Ghana Africa. Supplying orphans with new shoes to give them an opportunity at an education and feeding the schools with over a two months supply of rice, beans, seasons and cooking supplies. This will reduce their finances and keep the students in class. Amazing work on behalf of the THINK KINDNESS organization. Tahereh Mafi once said "All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart." We, here at Cultivate Kindness believe that Mike Petrone and The Think Kindness volunteers have done exactly that in West Africa. Amazing Work Guys!
March 20th: The Cultivate Kindness team has been working hard for over a month now in Costa Rica. Teaching English in the small town of La Fortuna, they have been bringing hope and education to these students. This enables them and gives them more opportunities to prosper with a second language. Over the next few months we will continue to teach and develop programs to bring hope and inspiration to this gentle town.
February 15th: Our Tattoo for Kindness was a great success. So many people came out to support and show their love to the importance of Kindness and Compassion. We even had our very own Caterpillar of Compassion tattooed on the arm of an amazing individual who reminds all to continue practicing kindness on a regular basis!
Jan. 6th-10th: Wow, What an amazing week it has been. Our founder, Mike Petrone, spent the last few days in Tucson, Arizona spreading Kindness and giving assemblies to schools all across the Tucson area. Inspiring and motivating one school at time, each school vowed to become the Kindness School in the country and collected over 6,000 shoes to donate to the students in Africa. Awesome Job Students of Tucson!!
Dec. 11th: Our Nation Wide Clothing Drive: LA Edition was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out. Through all of our obstacles we were able to get food, blankets, coats and shoes to the citizens of Skid Row and make a difference in the lives of people who needed it this Holiday Season! Thank You to all the Cultivators that came out and lent a helping hand!
There are hundreds of ways you can make a difference in your community! Volunteer in your local community, get involved with our Cultivate Kindness events, practice kindness, manners & generosity as often as you can, Just Be Kind! Start By Taking the Pledge:
The “Cultivate Kindness” Pledge is here to encourage and inspire you to be the best person you can be through everyday acts of generosity. We ask you to take the pledge and perform one random act of kindness a week (or as often as you would like) and help create a better place that we ALL share together!
CLOTHING DRIVE: ATLANTA
November 30th- Sunday 12:00pm
Our Atlanta chapter will be hosting another Clothing Drive for the homeless. We will be handing out clothes, blankets and food to the citizens of our Southern City! We need Shorts, Hats, Shoes, Socks, & Jeans. Water, Food and Toiletry Items. If you would like to make a donation or help hand out our givings please email us at: CultivateKindnessCampaign @gmail.com
HAIRCUTS FOR THE HOMELESS: Columbus, GA
June 28th - Saturday 12:00pm
Kicking off the Summer Right! We are hosting a very special event for the Homeless of Columbus, GA! We will have volunteer barbers and hair stylists coming out to give our fellow citizens who can't afford a haircut a nice clean cut for the warm weather! All volunteers are welcome and all donations are accepted.
If you would like to make a donation or help hand out our givings please email us at: CultivateKindnessCampaign @gmail.com
Teaching English and Developing After School Programs in Costa Rica
February 2014 - August 2014 Cultivate Kindness is currently breaking down borders. Kindness and Compassion has no distance. We are currently teaching English in a small school in La Fortuna, Costa Rica and creating extra curricular programs to this developing education system. Bringing Arts, Music, and Athletics to this local community gives hope and brings forth an importance of education to these amazing students.
*Continue to check our blog to see how our work is unfolding in La Fortuna, Costa Rica!
BALLOONS FOR BABIES
We are collecting toys, Mylar Balloons, puzzles, coloring books, pacifiers, and stuffed animals for your local childrens hospital. If you would like to donate a toy (everything must be new) Send us an email with subject title: Balloons For Babies!
SHARE YOUR KINDNESS!
There is nothing wrong with being "Kindceited"!
excessively proud of ones kind actions; holding or characterized by a high opinion of ones one acts of kindness
People feel comfortable celebrating their material gains, financial gains and other achievements publicly but shy away form celebrating and being proud of their own charitable acts for fear of doing if "for the wrong reason". But an act of kindness which helps someone in need is still an act of kindness and should feel free and perfectly comfortable to celebrate it and let the world know you did it! Let everyone know how good it made you feel when you showed kindness to people who needed it. We can change the world or change a life through one act of kindness at a time. Its ok to be Kindceited!!!
So share your kindness with us here at Cultivate Kindness and spread the movement of compassion!! You can upload a kind story, a generous picture of you or someone doing a kind deed or even a video of someone performing a generous act for someone! Aesop once said "No act of Kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted"! So be kind and compassionate and share your kindness today!!