Random Act of Kid-ness: Kindness Counts

This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Lawrence, KS, where (almost) high school freshman Mary Krieger created and funded a program called Kindness Counts. The program provided teachers with $10 gift certificates for local businesses to hand out to students when they did good deeds. Mary said:

“I was hoping, if I did this, then when I did see the change kids, would start doing nicer things. I did get to see that a couple of times and see the smile on the kids’ faces when they got one of the awards.”

Mary funded the program by foregoing birthday presents and instead asking for money for the gift certificates. She also emailed friends and family asking for donations, and she raised over $600.

What a great program! Read more about Mary and Kindness Counts here.

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