World Kindness Day November 13, 2013
Mark Twain described kindness as “the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” and what better place than right here at The Hope Institute to show kindness and appreciation? Last Wednesday, Nov. 13th, Lakeshore Elementary Program visited different locations on campus to deliver balloons to faculty and staff members.
Students from the Lakeshore Elementary Program visited The Learning Center, HR, Administration, Nursing, and Maintenance to deliver their random acts of kindness around campus.
“The Lakeshore Elementary Kindness project encourages our students to show kindness to others, both at school and in their community”, said Lakeshore Therapist, Ashley Sibert. “It also promotes positive thinking and the opportunity to demonstrate their kindness in their own community.“
Lakeshore Staff encouraged the students to earn kindness cards by helping others at school throughout the day. Their cards are on display on the Lakeshore Wall of Kindness, where everyone has the opportunity to see the fun and helpful things the students at Lakeshore have done.
Kindness isn’t just for one day every year. Let’s pass it around!
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