KIDS CARE took to Marietta Square on Nov. 13th, 2021 with over 40 volunteers of all ages with the intentions of being Kind. Our volunteers started the day with some hot apple cider and a listen to Mrs. Amie discuss Big Thoughts like these:😊Why is Kindness important?
😊How do we practice Kindness?
😊When are we supposed to be kind?
😊Are you aware of other's needs?
😊How do we connect with other Humans?
😊What do you expect in return?
😊Not everyone will accept your Kindness, then what?
😊Recognition of our Volunteers sacrifice & choice to be kind.
Next our volunteers gathered at the "Giving Wagon" and selected from Kindness Cards, stickers, flowers, bubbles, chalk and wrapped mystery gifts. Volunteers were encouraged to supplement their Smiles & Compliments with these giving gifts. Our volunteers then washed over the Marietta Square in all directions to Create Kindness.
As volunteers returned most were overjoyed with Happiness while some spoke of the difficult feelings of having their Kind gestures rejected. These real life experiences were discussed individually with families and/or individuals and all the Big Emotions were a relevant, important & significant part of the service. A verbal poll taken at the end of the day showed that even though several people experienced rejection --THEY ALL WANTED TO DO IT AGAIN. Because the negative feelings of rejection were minimized by the Great Joy & impact that was received by those who did accept the gestures. Most youth participants filled out a Reflection sheet, which we will do a future post on.
Following our Giving on the square we headed over to the awesome Marietta Pizza Company for some Pizza. Big Thanks to Marietta Pizza Company for creating room & being ready for our large Pizza Party! Both the service and the food were fantastic!
Our day was finished off with the awesome donation of Gratitude Rocks by Mrs. Cheryl Carson. THANK YOU CHERYL!! These rocks were so beautiful & are bound to still be giving Joy & Happiness to those who have found them.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS FOR CREATING KINDNESS WITH US! We appreciate your sacrifices & vulnerabilities. We value you Kind Hearts & Commitment to bettering our community. We recognize & appreciate your Leadership & Inspiration from your direct actions. THANK YOU KINDSTERS!!! We Love experiencing -TOGETHER -all the Joys & Sacrifices that Service brings us.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS:
⭐RICK GUTIERREZ: Stickers, buttons, Kindness Cards
⭐CHERYL CARSON: 65 Kindness Cards & Gratitude Rocks
⭐OWENS FLOWER SHOP IN MARIETTA: 50 Carnations
⭐ PUBLIX STORE 0122: 30 Apples, 30 Bananas, 1-1/2 Cases of Water
⭐THE NUTRITION STOP: 100 Gift Cards for a Free Smoothie & a Free Green Tea.
⭐KIDS CARE DONORS: Monetary donations in the past were used for this event.
⭐CAMPBELL MIDDLE SCHOOL KINDNESS CLUB: Wrapped Mystery Gifts
⭐ EVERFREE ALC: Kindness Cards
⭐ SALON MACCLESH: 25% off Haircut Coupon
"Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them." - Marvin J. Ashton.
Great people doing Kind Heart Work.