End of Summer 2018 Outreach

Wow, what a summer we had!

We were able to partner up with many wonderful organizations, institutions, and events to spread the Golden Rule within their circles and attendees.

I’m always charmed by the fact that our booth gets so much love by everyone. It’s always refreshing to think about how to be kind and then share it with others.

We had different formats of doing outreach this year as we realized that each event had to be catered differently. This allowed us to explore more efficient ways on how our volunteers, staff, and resources were used.

We want to thank the Rose Park Community Council for the opportunity to have a booth at Rose Park Community Festival, the Salt Lake Downtown Alliance for giving us a space at the Downtown Farmers Market, Lululemon City Creek for allowing us to be with them at State of Mind: Yoga at the Capitol events, the Utah Pride Center for the fun time at the Utah Pride Festival, the Salt Lake Arts Alliance for inviting us to have a weekly booth at SLC Twilight Concert Series, the Greater Avenues Community Council for giving us a spot at the Avenues Street Fair, and the East Liberty Community Council for trusting us with a great booth at the 9th & 9th Street Festival.

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people performed over 250 acts of kindness with our Kindness Chain activity!

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We had over 100 pledges to remember to live by the Golden Rule, Spread the Golden Rule to others, and to use the Golden Rule as a standard when practicing our civic duties electing our representatives.

(You can sign the petition here)

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And we collected over 50 stories with ideas on how to make our city and communities kinder

I love being able to hold a space for strangers to come in, think about kindness, put some energy to practice it, and then seeing how similar we all are when thinking on how to make our communities more loving and embracing peace. No matter the background, age, race, religion, etc. All answers tend to be sort of the same, because we are the same!

Something that keeps popping up after every event. We may take on different identities in our daily lives, and/or we might have identities attached to our physical appearance at all times, but when we strip down to the essence, we all end up the same: A living human being with valid feelings and emotions, because we truly are one!

Thank you to all who participated with us during this wonderful summer of kindness.

If you would like to download any of the pictures, head to our facebook page and go to the End of Summer Outreach album. Tag yourself and your friends, and lets keep building the kindness momentum that we need so much in our communities during such a divisive time.

Remember, we are the ones responsible to bring more kindness, consciousness, mindfulness, and peace in our communities.

What CAN WE DO TOGETHER?

Kindness Clubs in Schools

We were able to connect with three different schools in Utah that are practicing kindness and making it a priority to follow the Golden Rule. We loved what these schools are doing because they are showing that kindness in schools goes a long way, and kindness clubs can be a key component of that curriculum in any school.

We were able to document these 3 schools through the following videos. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

If you would like a kindness club started in your school or someone else's school, reach out to us. We have a whole format that can be followed as is, or you can tailor it in a way to make it fit better your school. We also have plenty of ideas for acts of kindness that your school can do, but we gotta tell you, the coolest, most interesting part about these clubs is that the students are the ones in charge of seeing what can be done to promote kindness in their schools. That empowers students to not only think and plan their ideas, but also execute kindness and put it into action and see the improvements they helped catalyze. What an experience, don't you think?

We hope you enjoy the videos!

Remember, we are all responsible to bring to life the Golden Rule, and that should always mean to act with kindness and compassion in our own communities. 


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JR Smith Elementary School


Midvale Elementary School


Thank you for being an example of kind living.

We can all do our part. 
These kids are doing theirs.

 

Are you?