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Welcome to Raising Kindness!

Mission

To empower children and families to do good in their community

Vision

Raising Kindness wants to strengthen the greater Denver community by providing children the opportunity to learn about the importance of volunteerism, leadership, and community engagement. Events are organized to be impactful, inclusive, fun and engaging for all school-aged children, families and our non-profit partners.

Who

Events are geared toward elementary school age children and their families. Adult supervision is required.

Adults can purchase their own project ($5) or help their children (free). Younger and older siblings are also welcomed to attend and purchase their own projects ($5) or help their sibling (free).

Plans are being developed to engage middle and high school age students in programming as event volunteers.

Why

At each Raising Kindness event, school aged children create impactful hands-on service learning projects that benefit local non-profit organizations. The events are designed to engage children and families in the practice of kindness while fostering the development of empathy, gratitude and positive self-esteem.

How

A theme is selected for each Raising Kindness event to connect children and families to community issues and populations. Examples of themes include animal welfare, vulnerable families, food insecurity, illness, veterans and more. At each event, multiple stations are set up with activities that children and families can complete at their own pace. The items created are then donated to the non-profit partners. The non-profit organizations share a brief overview of their mission and how the projects will be utilized in the community.

Success

Since April 2019, Raising Kindness has held four events with over 200 children and over 100 adults creating more than 1,000 interactive projects for six Denver Metro area non-profit organizations.


Upcoming Events

September theme: Food Insecurity November theme: Veterans

REGISTER FOR EVENTS HERE

Raising Kindness is organizing a food drive to supplement the Sunday, September 8 event benefiting Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry to support individuals and families impacted by food insecurity.
If you would like to donate non-perishable items, the pantry most needs: canned protein (meats & nut butters), canned fruit and vegetables, soup and chili, pasta, rice, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast/nutrition bars and dried beans.
Collection boxes will be available during business hours Saturday, August 24 through Saturday, September 7 at the following locations:
Straffon Orthodontics | 6850 E Hampden Avenue Suite 203 | Denver CO 80224
VCA Wingate Animal Hospital | 9464 East Caley Avenue| Englewood CO 80111
If you are planning on attending Raising Kindness on Sunday, September 8, please bring any items your family would like to donate to your registered shift. At the event, children and their families will sort and decorate boxes for the collected food for Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry.

SUBSCRIBE FOR RAISING KINDNESS EVENT UPDATES

Thank you to Straffon Orthodontics for your support

Would you like to be involved and support the Raising Kindness community?

Please contact: Jenny Emerson, jemerson@sparkthechangecolorado.org if interested in sponsorship opportunities, private events, or donations.

Or Kareen Shapiro, kshapiro@sparkthechangecolorado.org if interested becoming a non-profit partner, volunteering, or sharing event feedback.