One Way to Celebrate World Kindness Day

Parent & Family Engagement | 11/13/2019

Daniel O'Donnell
Director, Teach Kindness

I’m constantly amazed by the generosity students show during the Teach Kindness challenge, but I want to tell you about one school that recently caught our attention.

Woodlake Elementary in Sacramento, California, serves a community that is nearly 100% low-income. This past year, about one third of its students were forced to vacate their homes because they were being demolished. Yet despite the instability and trauma many Woodlake students faced during this transition, they were still eager to learn and share the power of kindness.

During their four-week Teach Kindness challenge, students created a Peace Path hallway decorated with rocks, murals and benches painted with positive messages. As part of the project, they filled more than 60 backpacks with toiletries, books, socks and other essentials to give to a local women’s shelter. When schools intentionally teach and foster kindness, students respond.

Today, on World Kindness Day, I hope you will be inspired by these selfless students and show that same generosity by making a tax-deductible donation to Teach Kindness.

The Teach Kindness program and curriculum is free to schools thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Your gift will allow us to spread these powerful lessons to more schools and reach more students who need positive school climates in order to thrive.

By giving, you’ll be making a tangible difference in the lives of countless students.

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