Thank you to our entire KIND community for Doing the KIND Thing with us and sharing your words of support and thanks for the local heroes and first responders who have been working tirelessly and selflessly to get the east coast back on our feet following the recent hurricane. Examiner recently shared your work with their readers – please take a look here.
Mario Lopez, host of popular celebrity TV network, Extra! Surprised viewers with the chance to snack like a star by offering up a year’s supply of KIND Healthy Snacks preferred by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz. Mario noted that not only does KIND make delicious all natural snacks that are both tasty and healthy, but it also works to make the world a little kinder too!
Access Hollywood interviewed actress, Mariska Hargitay, to learn more about her efforts to help and empower abused women and children through her work with the Joyful Heart Foundation and Do the KIND Thing. Over the months prior, Mariska and KIND launched a KINDING Mission to encourage others to lend their support to a parent or caregiver. Because enough people carried out the mission, Mariska joined the KIND team for a Big KIND Act at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center to help pack healing kits, filled with books, crayons, and other school essentials for children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Mariska encouraged Access Hollywood readers to visit KINDmovement.com to join her helping to make the world a little kinder!
Specialty Food Magazine chatted with our founder and CEO, Daniel Lubetzky, to learn more about KIND’s social mission to Do the KIND Thing and make the world a little kinder. Daniel emphasized the power of kindness and thanked the KIND community for helping to grow the KIND Movement which has, thus far, inspired more than 250,000 acts of kindness and benefited the lives of half a million people!
This month, Mariska Hargitay and her foundation Joyful Heart joined the ranks of KINDAHOLICS. Because so many KINDAHOLICS pledged to lend support to a parent or caregiver, KIND will deliver healing kits to hundreds of children being protected at Child Advocacy Centers across the country for their first nights away from home. We could not have made this important BIG KIND Act possible without your help and more exciting news is that behind the numbers are moving stories about how KINDAHOLICS carried out the KINDING Mission.
Below are some of the most compelling stories this month and as a token of our appreciation, we will be sending KIND Cubes to each of the following story sharers. Thank you to all KINDAHOLICS who made this month’s mission a success!
I will help parents of children with autism and other disabilities understand the diagnosis and find healthy ways to cope with the challenges of raising a child with a disability.
Helped my 80 year old Uncle who has no family of his own move out of a bad part of town and only a block from us so that he has someone close by to help him out with things when need. Also, I try to give back as much as I can by periodically donating proceeds to different charity’s from sales from my small business.
- Chris D.
My niece comes to my house every day after school and I provide healthy meals and a safe place for her to be until my sis can pick her up.
I cooked meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House with their sick children. Their strength is such an inspiration.
- Brittany W.
I went with my friend to the hospital when she was in labor and stayed with her after delivery because she doesn’t have any family with her. I went to visit her at home and I am calling her all the time to check on her and the baby.
I was at the local pharmacy recently and a man was there with his obviously sick 3 or 4 year old daughter. Her medicine was 86.00 and he did not have enough to pay for it.
He was asking how much a days worth was. They looked like they did not have much but you could tell he loved his little girl. I just slipped my debit card to the pharmacist and motioned for him to put her medicine on it. I didn’t want him to know who paid for the medicine but the people in the pharmacy knew and said they could not believe how nice it was. That 86.00 I spent has made me happier than any money I have spent in a long time. We do not have much extra and have been hit hard by the economy but we have a roof over our heads and food on the table so I am thankful. It just came at a time when I had a bit extra on me. It went to a better cause than I would have used it for.
I had a friend going thru a hard time – I asked him what I could do to help and he said he wanted to get the boys in school and then see what else he needed to do. I had clothes
from my grandsons – totes of clothes new with tags – I gave him 8-9 totes of clothes for his boys. Some for him too!!! We all need a helping hand from time to time.
I hosted basic computer and troubleshooting classes for seniors. It gave us all a great chance to bond and fix technology issues that had been causing user frustration. So
a win win for all!
- Heidi M
An institutionalized person without family lost his slippers recently, and was doing without a clock radio that someone accidentally broke about a year ago. I replaced both items, and it seemed to cheer the person up, despite the pain of serious illness. I invite anyone who knows of a sick person without regular family support to think about a loving gesture they can make, that might give some relief or even joy or pleasure. Often a visit or phone call can make a big difference. Often in the face of enormous need we are tempted to do nothing, but the discrepancy between the need and our ability to meet it need not stop us from doing the little bit we can.
- Elisabeth P.
Called a single mother friend of mine today just to see how she was doing and if there was anything she needed, she asked for a ride to the store so I took her, and since I know money is tight at the end of the month, I’m planning on bringing over some food for dinner tomorrow.
- Neonta S.
In an interview with USA Today, TV star, Mariska Hargitay, discussed her important partnership with Do the KIND Thing. This month, through Do the KIND Thing, Mariska and fellow friends of her Joyful Heart Foundation will make the world a little kinder by packing and delivering specialty kits – filled with toiletries, toys, books and PJs – to kids at child advocacy centers who have suffered abuse and neglect.
The KIND Food Truck rolled into New York City this past month, right to the PIX11 Plaza, where our KIND team invited New Yorkers to Do the KIND Thing in support of Joyful Heart Foundation. And thanks to everyone who accepted the October KINDING Mission, we will be delivering healing kits to thousands of children who’ve suffered child abuse and neglect.
Click the link below to watch the full interview from the PIX11 Plaza!
Shape magazine online interviewed actress, Mariska Hargitay, to learn more about how she is Doing the KIND Thing in support of her non-profit, Joyful Heart Foundation. Mariska encouraged readers to join the KIND Movement by carrying out an act of kindness so that she and KIND can deliver healing kits to hundreds of children, housed at the Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center in New York City, who have suffered from child abuse and neglect.
While KINDAHOLICS all over the globe hit the beaches and enjoyed the sun, they still managed to find time for kindness. August started off with a bang as KINDAHOLICS donated items to shelters across the country, in turn making a BIG KIND Act happen. Thanks to your kindness, our team will be delivering school uniforms to children who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
We are thankful for our entire community’s kindess, and have chosen 10 great stories of how KINDAHOLICS took this mission and made it their own. Thank you to all story sharers and specifically to the sharers of the following 10 stories who will be receiving a KIND Cube as a token of our appreciation!
My daughters and I have been doing a “clean sweep” of our house. We have donated numerous items to various local charities. We have also gone through our pantry and donated three bags of food to our local food bank. It feels good to give to those less fortunate and it feels good to lessen the clutter in our house.
- Faith B.
I recently went shopping with my girlfriend for clothes I “needed.” we decided that if I got 5 new articles of clothing she would donate 5 things from her closet, and I would do the same. So now, I look more stylish and my local HelpingHand has some excellent T-shirts I begrudgingly but happily gave!
- David A.
My daughter has more clothes than she needs so I had her go through her closet & put aside anything she won’t wear again & they will go to someone in need.
My son, who is 4 years old, and I go through all his toys a few times a year and donate all of them to our local Hope Ministries place. They then give the items to families who can’t afford such things for themselves
- Jennie B.
My fiance and I cleaned out our closets and donated bags of clothing to the local Salvation Army. It was in great shape, we just did not need that much clothing.
- Natalia B.
I use coupons and shop the back to school supply super sales. When I go, we always buy extra and donate it to the local charities that help the homeless families in our community. It’s also a great way to involve my kids and teach them how important it is to take care of one another!
- Erica S. Y.
When my kids outgrow their uniforms from school I bag them up and give them to our neighbor with kids small enough to wear them awhile longer. Sometimes I put new ones in too, just to help the family out. It feels good to help someone else, and it helps my kids learn how important it is to help others who may not have life as easy as we do.
- Becky G.
Last week my girlfriend and I saw a man on the side of the road asking for clothes food and a haircut and more to help him get back on track. I went home and packed an old bag with some dress clothes. Shoes and socks, a hat and belt were not spared. We also bought a gift card for the barbershop. To top it off we included a KIND bar and a gallon of water. Not because we wanted to feel better, we wanted him to feel better. On Sundays we usually go buy antiques in the hill country and have lunch. That day we decided to spread the KIND message. Much better use of time and resources.
- Andrew A.
I had my five kids go thru all their closests sorting out clothing and toys that they no longer used. We got together a HUGE donation to take down our local “thrift store” that sells the items and gives 100% of the proceeds to an area Women’s/Children’s Shelter. My kids actually enjoyed being able to give their toys to kids that may not have any. It was a wonderful experience for our family. We plan on doing our “closet clean-out” several times a year now.
- Tammy S.
The Chicago Tribune encouraged local residents to rise to the challenge this August to Do the KIND Thing so that hundreds of local children in need might head back to school with brand new uniforms. Tribune explained that if enough Chicago residents sign up to complete their one act of kindness at KINDMovement.com, KIND and the Kyle Korver foundation will make this special donation possible, helping address the persisting need among the 85% of Chicago public schools which require uniforms.