Schools Battle To Win Local Shoe Drive

As adults, it is rather easy to forget the power of a focused teenager, or better yet, a group of focused teenagers. Recently, Think Kindness decided to set a big audacious goal of collecting 20,000 pairs of shoes in the Reno/Tahoe area by June 2013. When we say ‘Big’ goal, it wasn’t just the number that was the hard part, …

Class Performs 250+ Acts of Kindness

A few weeks ago, I challenged my daughters’ 5th and 2nd grade classes to a “Secret Mission!” The mission was to do secret acts of kindness for seven straight days, but the catch was that they couldn’t tell people what they were doing – they just had to do something nice for the people around them! I asked their teachers …

Community Investment, Martial Artist Style

Most of us agree that tomorrow’s hopes hinge on this generation’s children and youth.  Since kids spend so much time in school, these institutions play a pivotal role in nurturing an intelligent and informed population, fostering positive social skills, and encouraging healthy habits for daily living.  That’s a lot for teachers and staff to accomplish during the course of a …

Jack’s Kindness Awareness Project

The goal of this project was to create “What does kindness look like?” posters in a Kindergarten class with the students. Jack, 6 years old, decided to display these posters in the public library/school library around books about kindness. He then had the community vote on their favorite poster and 2 winners receive a gift card to then give someone …

TEDx: The Ripple of Kindness

The story of how Think Kindness came about is to say the least, rather unique. It all started from a challenge from his martial arts instructor Tom Callos. “What would 1,000,000 acts of Kindness look like?” To this, Brian took the challenge and has now set out in a mission to inspire over 1,000,000 random acts of Kindness and document …