Our favorite thing about the holidays is that everyone seems to be excited about giving, and as you can imagine, KINDAHOLICS took this spirit of generosity to the next level! Because thousands of KINDAHOLICS donated their time or an item (such as used books, canned goods, or old backpacks) to local shelters or food banks, we will be partnering with Publix and the Chapman Partnership to deliver toys to hundreds of homeless children.
Thank you to our entire community for enabling us to brighten the holidays for homeless children. Each and every KINDING Mission has made this Big KIND Act possible, and we’d like to thank the following KINDAHOLICS with a KIND Cube in appreciation of the extraordinary kindness that they have shared:
Every year we work on a haunted house in a tent in our front yard for Halloween. This year, I spent the entire year making new props and such for the “house.” When the time came to install the props, we also made the admission fee a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. I figured it was beggars nite and we should do a little begging of our own. We collected in 4 hours over 82 pounds of food for the food bank. What’s more, the kids had a great time in the “Hunger Haunt.” The amount surprised me and the food bank was more than happy to get the food, even a small amount such as ours received great thanks.
- Lisa R.
My son Kevin, age 14, surprised me by declaring that instead of presents for Christmas this year, he only wanted to spend time together as a family, baking, playing games, etc. He said since we wouldn’t be spending money on gifts for us we could buy gifts for some children from the Angel Tree who otherwise would not have any gifts. We not only did that, but we also organized a neighborhood food drive (actually our third one since June ’10) to support our local food pantry. We collected over 600 pounds of food! Although we, as are many others, are struggling ourselves financially, it felt so good to help those in need from our community.
I just started working after almost 2 years of unemployment. Before I started, I went through all of my clothes and got rid of anything that I hadn’t worn in a long time or that no longer fit. I had two 33 gallon garbage cans full of clothing. All of it was donated to a battered women’s shelter. Everyone feels better when they feel like they look good and I wanted to help some ladies find their “pretty” so that they would smile and feel good about themselves.
After moving this summer, and finally going through many boxes, we found we had a few boxes of unopened toys nobody was ever going to use. We realized with Christmas coming and that donating 3 boxes full of brand new toys could not come at a better time than Christmas! Luckily Toys for Tots made that incredibly easy, as they don’t even ask that presents be wrapped. It’s great to know my famil could do this as part of this month’s KINDingAct!
Where I live, there’s many soup kitchens and shelters around to help many local, struggling citizens… My mother had found and amazingly supporting food bank near us called Love Kitchen. They were humble and understanding… so I am prooud to say that a year later with much hard work and a new hobby of clipping coupins we donated not 1, not 10, but 120 cans of various fruits and vegetables. My family and the local food bank could never have been more grateful.
- Gina P.