Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seattleites- Do the KIND thing!

I recently received some information that I wanted to share with you, since it's a great idea and a great cause. If you're in the Seattle area, keep reading this post!

I would love to invite you and your Seattle readers to take part in a new initiative called Do the KIND Thing that is empowering people to make the world a little kinder and give back to the local community in the process. This month, Seattleites can help build a sustainable vegetable garden in a deserving Seattle school – simply by being kind. Here’s how it works:  

Each month, KIND challenges a new city to carry out a specific act of kindness (KINDING Mission) on the first Tuesday of the month. This coming month, KIND challenges residents of Seattle to pass along a book, newspaper or magazine that they’ve enjoyed to someone else on Tuesday, September 6, so that another person may enjoy it too!

If enough people sign up to complete this KINDING Mission, KIND pays it forward with a BIG KIND Act for a local community in need (similar to Groupon - but for good!). This month, KIND will team up with the Whole Kids Foundation to build a healthy and sustainable garden in a deserving school in Seattle as a means to educate and empower children to make more nutritious choices.

Every KINDING Mission accepted at will help make this BIG KIND Act a reality.
They've made this mission even easier for us in Seattle, by starting us out with a free newspaper that we can pass on! Details below:
On September 6th , The KIND Food Truck will be parked on 4th Avenue between Seneca Street and Union Street between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM giving out complimentary issues of the morning paper that can in turn be given to someone else to enjoy—i.e. a family member, co-worker, friend, or anyone you feel deserves a good read!  I’d love to invite you and your readers to join us for this day of kindness which will feature music, complimentary snacks – and most importantly, a way to give back to your community.

And today I found out that, because of the record-breaking kindness that has been shown this month, (already at 473% participation), the bar has been raised. If 500% of the kindness threshold is met,  a second garden at an additional school will be planted, and at 1000%, a third! Let's get involved and help out!

Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post- just passing on some information!