12 Months of Kindness: 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This will be our third year of committment to participating in twelve acts of kindess over the course of the year.  Some of our monthly tasks have been recycled from previous years and some of them are new to us for this year.  Thank you for your help in suggestions for our kindness task for the month of August.  They were very helpful and my sweet friend, Jen has inspired this year's August kindness!  [thank you!]

Some of our months require lots of planning & involvement from others.  Some months are financially sacrificial and other months require nothing but our time.  Despite the sometimes dragging feet to get a month's kindness prepared/ready/completed, we love making a committment to be good to others for the whole year.  I believe it brings our family closer together and reminds us how lucky we are each month to be able to have what we have and do what we do.  YOU can do it too!  Don't be afraid to make your own 12 months of kindness!

12 months of Kindness
2011 Edition

January: Donation of food/supplies to the local Food Bank
February: Valentines’ Day cookies for the local Fire Department
March: Participate in a volunteer opportunity while on vacation in Thailand (!!)
April: Donation of supplies to the Anna Shelter (local animal rescue)
May: Studer Scholarship for a Conemaugh Valley senior
June: Plant a garden; vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
July: 3rd Annual Studer’s Invitational Beer Olympics (Proceeds to Make-a-Wish)
August: Donation of toys & books to a local pre-school.
September: Donors Choose donation
October: Trick or Treat for UNICEF
November: 3rd Annual CV Alumni Turkey Bowl 2011
December: Adopt a Family & bake cookies for local nursing home

Most importantly, be kind to each other.

1 comment:

  1. yay! and i am SOOO jealous of your vacation. i'll babysit your wards (you know what a i mean hehe). i've been having honora pick her used toys that she's outgrown to donate to the battered womens' shelter here in town. for feb, we are going to donate a book to the library too. thanks for always being so inspirational in your kind-heartedness. LOVE FEST!!!!