This is a great piece about Thread, a wonderful program we are proud to have been introduced to by the Weinberg Foundation.
Archive for the ‘Do the KIND Thing’ Category
I want to congratulate our KIND University Ambassador at the University of Texas, Jane Claire Hervey, on being awarded the Good Neighbor Award for working to spread KINDness on campus. She was one of 2 (out of 52,000) students awarded, and we are proud to have her on our KIND Team.
If you’re interested in becoming a KIND University Ambassador, apply online at the following link: http://kindsnacks.submit4jobs.com/
Congratulations to the NBA’s MVP — Kevin Durant! He deserves this honor, not just for his strength on the court, but for his courage to be kind both on and off the court. We are proud to partner with this STRONG & KIND individual, and I am inspired by the beautiful speech that he gave when he accepted his award.
Strong and kind are two words you don’t see together everyday. We’ve teamed up with NBA All-Star Kevin Durant to prove the best way to show strength is to choose kindness. And to play it forward even more, KIND is donating $1 million to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation to create specialized education and after-school programming for at-risk youth to teach them how to be STRONG & KIND.
Join us in reaching 1 million STRONG & KIND pledges to support our $1 million donation to Kevin Durant’s foundation. Take the pledge at StrongandKind.com.
Daniel’s alma mater, Stanford Law, reconnected to see what their grad is up to these days. Read the full story of where Stanford led Daniel after the jump.
KIND is also offering Stanford students, alumni, faculty, and staff the opportunity to submit their own “Do The KIND Thing” idea to email@example.com. Ideas must be received before January 1, 2014.
On January 8, Stanford Lawyer and KIND will choose one project to support with $10,000. The winning project will be featured in a future Stanford Lawyer online article.
Here’s what you need to know to submit:
- Rules for Do the KIND Thing Project
- Please submit your idea via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 a.m. EST on January 1, 2014.
- For a stronger submission, please include photos or video components.
- The project must be completed within six months.
by Julianna Storch
The football team at Olivet Middle School teaches us the meaning of kindness and reminds us how wonderful it feels to make someone else’s day.
John Gelalia, an amazingly kind fireman, was so busy thinking about how to help others in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that he didn’t stop think about his own needs.Thanks to the Waves for Water team for helping him to rebuild his home. I am so proud of our KIND team members who helped with their efforts.
Taking a note from George Saunders’s commencement address at Syracuse in the spring, Kathleen McCartney, the new president of Smith College, started off her school year by calling attention to the failures of kindness and reminding her students of the strength in being kind.
“The kindness you find here — the kindness you create here — is and will be just as powerful as the diploma you will bring with you into the world beyond the Grécourt Gates. It can open doors. It can open minds. It can close divides.”
Read her full speech after the jump. Wishing everyone a kinder school year for 2013-2014.
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.”
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca