Thursday, 6 November 2014

Building RAK in the Oakville Community

It's back. Yes, the Oakville Community Foundation is partnering with community leaders, and with the help of some dedicated volunteers, is once again dedicating one day in Oakville to kind acts.

The hard-working team of Sarah McPherson, Director, Communications and Development and Kayla Willet, Special Projects Co-ordinator,  in conjunction with committee members for this day, are working hard behind the scenes to assemble kindness crews who go out and perform acts of kindness throughout the day.

Why all the effort? Because it just simply makes an impact and benefits other people. We all know how good it feels to be treated kindly and making it all a community-wide effort just creates a stronger ripple effect outwards.

As a kindness advocate for schools and corporations, I have had the distinct honor of visiting some local Catholic schools who truly want to commit to making kindness a part of their curriculum. Just yesterday, I heard from students at St. James in Oakville on how kindness has made an impact on their lives.



The students truly put their hearts into talking about the small but powerful difference this character trait can make in their environment. All children want to feel part of a safe and inclusive environment and it has been proven that, along with happier children, academic performance is actually increased when that emphasis is part of the tone of a school.

This Friday, I, along with other volunteers, look forward to being part of a movement that generates good-will, thoughtfulness and consideration towards our fellow human beings. If you want to join in, just visit the registration page at: http://www.theocf.org/random-act-of-kindness

I promise you will feel good:)