World Kindness Day 2017

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13. Kindness Ambassadors from Communities First, Inc. distributed 2,719 treats to 50 locations throughout Genesee and Saginaw Counties. 2017 is the 3rd year CFI has participated and the numbers keep growing!

Jack, 12, helped label and package treats during a day off from school. He stated, "If everyone in the world did one act of kindness each day, there would be 7 billion acts of kindness a year." That's a lot of kindness!

Christine and her three-year old daughter Anna volunteered by helping pack and distribute treats as well as spread random kindness throughout the community. They even brought some donut holes with sprinkles to CFI. Anna said, "I liked handing out candy and more candy and giving treats to the dogs." Christine's older daughter, Allie, shared kindness in her classroom as well.

Jill from the Salvation Army After School program in Saginaw had this to share, "We gave out our kindness treats to our children and their parents and explained to them to do a random act of kindness. It put smiles on faces that they could pick a treat for themselves. Thank you!"

Everyone is encouraged to share kindness in a small way to one person – hold the door open, pay for someone's coffee, let someone go in front of you in line or a simple hello. As Aesop said, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."