Kindness Campaign — a free summer activity!

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

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Summer 2013 Kindness Campaign

Join us in a free international outreach activity!

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What?

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Last summer, to “Make Peace the News,” we invited people to say “Peace is Possible” at least once a day, and to take 3 seconds to post these 3 words on their Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, websites, and more. We also created a “Peace is Possible” album in our Photo Gallery to celebrate images of peace sent to us by people all over the world.

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This summer, to “Make Peace the News,” we are inviting people to participate in a “Kindness Campaign.”

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We are encouraging people of all ages and in all spaces of the world to do acts of kindness and to share kind thoughts with others, and to post examples these acts and words on Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, websites, and more.

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And again, we have created a “Kindness Campaign” album in our Photo Gallery to celebrate images and stories and other expressions of kindness that are being sent to us. 

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Why?

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Kindness is an antidote for bullying.” — Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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We do not need to agree with each other to be kind to each other.

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Kindness is an essential part of peace, and peace is possible.

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How? 

There are many ways to participate in this Kindness Campaign.

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Here are a four examples:

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Example 1 —

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Perform one act of kindness or share a kind thought each day.

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Be the source of kindness in your home or work or community. Share this act or thought on your Facebook page, Twitter feed, or blog.  Share this act or thought with us (in photo, art, or words), and we will post it in our Kindness Campaign photo gallery. Your kindness expressions may inspire others to perform acts of kindness as well!

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Example 2 —

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Look for kindness in our world.

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News stories are often about tragic events, and acts of kindness are not usually in the headlines. But our world is filled with good people, doing and saying good things. Look for this goodness and kindness. Take a photo, write a thought, or draw a picture about what you are seeing that is kind. Share that with us for the Kindness Campaign album, and post it to your social media pages. Helps us Make Peace the News!

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Example 3 —

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Participate in Mattie’s 23rd birthday drive.

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Help us continue creating peace programs and activities for youth and adults who are looking for ways to learn about and celebrate peace. Donate $23 in honor of Mattie’s 23rd birthday this summer. Become a Birthday Peace Champion

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–Share one of our FREE Kindness Campaign flyers on your Facebook page or website.

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Each week during the Kindness Campaign, we will be posting a new flyer in our Kindness Campaign album (in the Photo Gallery) and also on Mattie’s Facebook page and the Foundation Twitter feed (@JeniStepanek). Save and share these images on your social media pages! 

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When? 

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Our Kindness Campaign is part of our annual “Make Peace the News” summer outreach activity that is highlighted during June, July, and August.

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We encourage people to consider kindness especially from June 22 (the anniversary of Mattie’s departure from earth) through July 17 (Mattie’s birthday). 

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What Next? 

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Kindness becomes a habit! By performing daily acts of kindness or saying kind words each day, peace becomes part of our “To Be List” and not just something on our “To Do List.”

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Our world becomes a kinder, gentler place, and YOU are a part of that shift! 

 

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Want to see some of the great expressions of kindness

already being posted on Facebook or being sent to us

for the Kindness Campaign album? 

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Click here to view the

Kindness Campaign album

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Sharing your Kindness Campaign posts: 

We will post items received to our Gallery album —

E-mail: HeartsongBooks@gmail.com

Facebook: Share or Tag Jeni Stepanek and/or Mattie Stepanek pages

Twitter: Post with hashtag #KindnessCampaign

USPS: 402 King Farm Blvd. #125, Rockville, MD 20850

 

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Cell phone photos of artwork or poetry

are an easy way to participate!

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You may also mail submissions to

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation

402 King Farm Boulevard, #125, Rockville, MD 20850

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