Archive for the ‘Do the KIND Thing’ Category

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.”

-Kathleen McCartney, President of Smith College

Read her full speech after the jump. Wishing everyone a kinder school year for 2013-2014.

 

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“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.”
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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George Saunders gave a graduation speech that Matthew Kahn shared with me. It really touched me. His “regret” absolutely reminded me of a couple kids in school that, like him, I was nice enough to, but I didn’t do enough to protect and stand up for against bullies. I could have been nicer. I could have been kinder. And I could have been more courageous. I hope to teach my kids to do better. And I hope we all as humankind can minimize what George Saunders aptly describes as “failures of kindness.”

See the full speech after the jump.

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Conscious Capitalism

Published under Do the KIND Thing, Food Industry Apr 04, 2013

USA Today follows the rising trend of “capitalism with a conscience,” highlighting KIND among other great brands, like Starbucks and Whole Foods.

Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna Storch

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On Anderson Live‘s Thanksgiving episode, KIND surprised the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington D.C. with a donation of thousands of KIND bars and packages of KIND Healthy Grains  as well as a check for ten-thousand dollars to help put food on the table this Thanksgiving for less fortunate local residents. You can visit FeedingAmerica.org to find out how to help the hungry in your community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna Storch

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On Saturday, the KIND NYC Team was caught Doing the KIND Thing. Team members volunteered with Sandy Rebuild Staten Island- Yellow Team and Rima Abdelkader of NBC News to help residents whose homes were devastated by the storm. The team helped residents to remove damaged dry wall and floor boards, clear debris, load dumpsters, and provide warmth and support in this time of need. We are wishing the best to those still suffering from the effects of the hurricane as they rebuild their lives and towns.

By Julianna Storch

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When the KIND Food Truck pulled up to LOVE Park in Center City, Philadelphia residents came out to share their brotherly love. As they grabbed samples from the truck, they were asked to carry out a small KINDING Mission in order to bring about a Big KIND Act. Because enough KINDAHOLICS wrote a note of thanks to someone who has made an impact in their lives, KIND will be teaming up with Philabundance to help provide Thanksgiving meals for local residents facing hunger.

Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna Storch

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Running to lend a helping hand

Published under Do the KIND Thing Nov 06, 2012

After the NYC Marathon was cancelled, the marathon runners from our KIND Team joined runners around the city in channeling their energies towards helping those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. They gathered some of their fellow KIND team members to join in runners’ efforts to provide Staten Island and Brooklyn residents and emergency workers with essential supplies, KIND bars, and helping hands. It was a sobering experience to witness the devastation that hit so many individuals in the region, but those who participated were also inspired by the outpouring of kindness and goodwill from the marathon community and beyond.

 

 

By Julianna Storch

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For any members of the KIND community who are looking for ways to assist in hurricane relief, we invite you to join us and all the KIND team members who will be running tomorrow with New York Runners in Support of Staten Island. To learn how you can help, please check out their Facebook page by clicking on the image below.

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Dear KIND Community,

As you know, each month, we ask you to join us in carrying out a signature act of kindness (or what we call a KINDING Mission) with the promise that if enough people Do the KIND Thing, the KIND team will carry out a BIG KIND Act for people that need it most.

Last month, the KIND Community rose to our challenge to give thanks to someone that impacted your life, which triggered our pledge to partner with Philabundance to provide Thanksgiving meals to families facing hunger starting on November 12th.

Now more kindness is urgently needed.

KIND is headquartered in NYC, so our team has witnessed millions of lives being shaken by Hurricane Sandy. We were deeply inspired by the courage from firemen, police officers, paramedics, doctors, National Guard officers, reporters, public sector personnel, utility workers, and others who worked so hard and risked their lives to help others.                     

Join us in honoring and KINDING them.

To us, this was a situation in need of an immediate BIG KIND Act.  We felt that reaching out starting on Tuesday evening would bring the most joy and appreciation to those who were giving aid – and those in need of aid.                     

I am most inspired by my team members – many of whom had no power, or whose homes flooded or had to be evacuated – who took the initiative to distribute so far over 10,000 KIND bars and KIND Healthy Grains at emergency shelters, fire stations, hospitals, utility offices and police departments across the East Coast.

Now, we ask you to join us in either of these ways to show your support for these first responders who’ve demonstrated selflessness and kindness:

  • Our team will continue to personally share tens of thousands of bars along with ‘thank you’ cards to emergency personnel across the region throughout the next week – and we’d like to have your words printed on the cards. Simply email a note of thanks or an inspiring quote to KINDAHOLICS@KINDsnacks.com and we will deliver it on your behalf to our local heroes.
  • We also invite you to visit KINDmovement.com and post any stories and images of how you are joining in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts – knowing every act of kindness counts.

We hope you and your families are safe.  Thank you for being part of the KIND Movement.

Sincerely,

Daniel Lubetzky

 

 

 

Founder & CEO, KIND

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