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The Great Kindness Challenge


Schools and community members are encouraged to come together January 27-31, 2014 and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. Between, Monday, January 27 and Friday, January 31, 2014 students nationwide will be provided with a checklist of 50 kind deeds to perform and create positive change.

The Great Kindness Challenge was created by Kids for Peace to provide schools a tool for creating a positive school environment. The Great Kindness Challenge School Edition is an anti-bullying initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high schools worldwide.

In 2013 111, 844 students participated and performed over 5 million acts of kindness nationwide.

Local elementary, middle and high schools, including St. Joseph School, Mercy High School Red Bluff, Mt. Shasta High School and many more will participate in the Great Kindness Challenge.

The entire community is also encouraged to join the challenge by downloading a kindness checklist at any one of the Dignity Health hospital websites.  Additionally, Dignity Health has customized a kindness challenge for employees, physicians, and volunteers as a way to strengthen the human connection and encourage more acts of kindness within the Dignity Health family.  Employees at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, Mercy Medical Center Redding, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff will take part in the challenge.

Kids for Peacea global 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides a platform for young people to actively engage in socially conscious leadership, community service, arts, environmental stewardship and global friendship.  For more information on Kids for Peace or The Great Kindness Challenge please contact Jill McManigal at 760-730-3320.

The event is generously sponsored by Dignity Health, Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, ViaSat, SDGE, NRG, The Code Crew, ExaMobile, Starbucks, The New Children’s Museum, The Super Dentist, Positively Kids, Next Generation Yoga, Bricks for Kidz and the Good Food Factory.