May 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Hampden County)
Tags: Acts of Kindness, Violence, Westfield State University, Women's Studies
Cranes for Compassion
Westfield State students create a visual tribute that expresses beauty and addresses violence.
Most professors assign a final paper or exam to end the semester, but Andriana Foiles, adjunct professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies at Westfield State University, had her students conduct a campus-wide presentation on the importance of kindness.
Called Cranes for Compassion, Foiles’s Intro to Women’s Studies students spent weeks collecting stories of random acts of kindness and documented the stories on papers that were folded into paper cranes. The more than 700 stories folded into cranes were on display against a clothesline of statistics on violence.
December 23, 2012 at 10:00 am (Hilltown Families, Volunteer Opportunity)
Tags: Acts of Kindness, animal heroes, Community Service, Family Volunteering, local hero, small acts of kindness, Spread the Bread
Connecting and Supporting Community with Bread (and Biscuits!)
“Through tradition, culture, religion, taste or memory, we all share a connection to bread.” – www.spreadthebread.org
Does your family do a lot of baking during the holidays?
Why not make an extra loaf or two and share with someone in need or a local hero?
Spread the Bread, a global grassroots bread-spreading initiative, is encouraging families to do just that!
Community members are encouraged to bake (or buy) bread, wrap it with a note of hope, inspiration or gratitude, and offer that bread to honor a hero (firemen, veterans, first responders), donate to a food pantry, share with an elder in your community… offering a gift and connecting with your community.
Download these cards to color and attach to your “small loaves of kindness!”
Another initiative is Spread the Biscuits, to honor our animal heroes and animals in need. Download a Spread the Biscuits Starter Kit to get started
[Photo credit: (ccl) Renée Suen]