The kids of Hough Elementary spent the first half of December committing intentional acts of kindness and recording them on the links of a paper chain. Now they're sending pieces of that chain out into downtown Vancouver and inviting the community to grow the chain of kindness they started.
On December 20, 2013, the chain will be divided up and distributed to Kindness Ambassadors, of which Vancouver City Hall is one. Each piece of the chain will hang in a street-facing window to inspire and invite kind acts of all sizes.
"The goal is simple: build community and scatter joy, one kind act a time," said Michele McKeag Larsen, founder of The Joy Team, the positive thought organization partnering with Hough Elementary for this and many other projects throughout the year. "The more we focus our thoughts and acts on kindness, joy and love, the more we'll come together as a community--an inspired, mindful, happy community."
The children, teachers and staff of Hough Elementary and The Joy Team invite everyone to intentionally do one kind thing each day. Hold the door open for people behind you, help a friend in need, offer a smile to a stranger, pick up trash on the street. Help us record the kindness exhibited on purpose this season by visiting City Hall or one of the other 11 Kindness Ambassador businesses and adding a link to the Chain of Kindness.
The chains be removed on January 6, 2014. Then they'll be taken back to Hough Elementary so the kids can see how their kind acts multiplied and grew.
You can add to the Chain of Kindness at: