CELEBRATE WORLD KINDNESS DAY NOV. 13TH WITH KINDNESS MATTERS 365 & FRIENDS
BOCA RATON, FL (October 28, 2021) – November 13th is World Kindness Day—perhaps one of our favorite days of the year here at Kindness Matters 365 (KM365). A 24-hour global observance and celebration of humanity that promotes the importance of being kind to ourselves, to each other, and to the world. Observed annually by individuals and communities across the globe, its simple yet impactful message is to help everyone, everywhere, understand that compassion for others is what binds us together—what unites us to work towards making the world a better place.
In honor of the occasion, KM365 and friends invite the public to join in community, serving the community, to celebrate World Kindness Day Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, with a jam-packed day of feel-good, do-good activities, and all-things kindness.
The Bikini Block Beach Clean Up
Kick-off the day with the Bikini Block Bikini Beach Cleanup presented by Bikini Block and sponsored by Menin Development, American Medical Response® (AMR), and GL Homes©. The Clean Up begins at 8:15am on the beach at the Pavilion at A1A & Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, with AMR onsite providing complimentary CPR Certification classes for all participants. The official Bikini Beach Clean Up runs from 9–10:15am beginning with a special Acts of Kindness Awards presentation featuring Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth, State Senator Lori Berman (D-31), and Delray Beach Commissioners Adam Frankel and Ryan Boylston. Prizes will be awarded for Clean Up efforts, with community service hours available. Participants are also invited to a pre-Clean Up Sunrise Yoga session on the beach from 7–8am.
The Bikini Beach Clean Up is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to cleaning beaches in South Florida in an effort to make the coastline safer for wildlife, create a cleaner and healthier environment for families and children to enjoy recreation, and reduce the damage being done to marine life. The Bikini Block is a women’s owned/employed company and the main sponsor and funding mechanism for all Bikini Beach Clean Ups. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://evite.me/eARBFjdKyQ.
Dixie Manor Sweet Treats Collection Carnival
Join the Kindness Angels and the Kindness Teen Angels in bringing sweet treats and a day of fun to the children of Dixie Manor—a low-income housing community with approximately 400 children whose day will be made by the amazing homemade treats donated by generous community members. All wonderful goodies are welcome and put great big smiles on the faces of the children, from cookies and cupcakes to healthy snacks such as fruit skewers and chocolate-covered fruit.
Additionally, the children of Dixie Manor will enjoy face painting, a balloon artist and magician, Kindness Rock painting, and more courtesy of the Kindness Angels. This joyous day is a rarity for these kids who look forward to and genuinely appreciate this special gesture from the local community each year. Styrofoam toss-away coolers with individual juices, small toy gifts for the children, and materials to make Kindness Rocks will also be accepted onsite, in addition to monetary contributions towards the Kindness Angels in their tireless effort to help serve our community’s most vulnerable. If interested and able to contribute food or toys, contact Janet Heyman Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about a monetary donation, contact Kindness Angels Founder Linda Baratz at (561) 302-2453.
The Miracle of Kindness: MLPBC Closing Ceremonies
Join the High Five Train on the 1st and 3rd baselines to cheer on the amazing Miracle League Palm Beach County (MLPBC) athletes with special needs as they round the bases during the MLPBC Fall Season closing games, taking place from 1–3pm at Miller Park, Miracle Field #6, located at 1950 SW 4th Avenue in Delray Beach. The mission of Miracle League PBC is to enrich, expand, and diversify the lives of youth by providing access and opportunity for all children to play baseball, regardless of ability. In a safe space and inclusive environment that nurtures encouragement and achievement of crucial life skills by enabling individuals with physical and mental disabilities to participate in a team sport.
One of the best days of the year, the MLPBC Closing Ceremonies honor participants with trophies, recognize Volunteer Buddy’s and Coach of the Season and feature a Special Needs Resource Fair on-site for parents and individuals seeking resources for special-abled individuals throughout the community. For more information, contact Coach Julia Kadel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MLPBC at (561) 414-4441 or visit www.mlpbc.com.
Delray Beach Empty Bowls: Painting With Purpose
Inspired to give back while getting creative? Come out and ‘Paint With A Purpose’ as KM365 and Delray Beach Empty Bowls present a Ceramic Bowl Painting Party from 2–4pm at Art Sea Living Studio, located at 412 E. Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach.
All decorated bowls from this event will be sold at this year’s Delray Beach Empty Bowls Benefit taking place Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, with all proceeds benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. The event is open to the public and all ages/experience levels, and the cost per bowl for the painting session is $20. Space is limited so those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up in advance. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/wkd-art-sea-living-nov-13th. And for more information about the 2021 Delray Beach Empty Bowls Benefit on Dec. 4th, visit www.pbcfoodbank.org/delray-beach-empty-bowls.
Fill the TLC Little Free Pantries
B’Nai Torah Congregation’s TLC Little Free Pantries allow for people who have to give and for those in need to take with no judgment, all in a safe manner. The pantries are strategically placed on bus lines, easily accessible for foot traffic, near title one schools, and near subsidized housing. This allows for the Little Free Pantries to cycle many times throughout the day and provides critical nourishment to low-income individuals, families, the hungry and homeless, and seniors who need it most. In honor of World Kindness Day, we encourage those who are able to donate non-perishable food items to help fill one of the many TLC Little Free Pantries throughout Southern Palm Beach and North Broward Counties at any time throughout the day. For a list of locations, more information, and monetary contributions, visit www.btcboca.org/littlefreepantry.
Spread Kindness Everywhere—Virtually!
Regardless of whether you are able to partake in the lineup of festivities, a simple yet impactful way to celebrate World Kindness Day 2021 is to simply spread it! Add a ‘Be Kind’ Frame to your Facebook profile and across other social media platforms to share the message of World Kindness Day and the importance of being kind with your friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones near and far with just a few clicks: Facebook: Add Frame to Your Profile Picture.
ABOUT KINDNESS MATTERS 365 (KM365)
Kindness Matters 365 (KM365) is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2008, based in Boca Raton, FL, dedicated to supporting the mental, social, and emotional well-being of children and teens. Rooted in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), KM365 programming helps youth transform from feeling worthless to worthy, isolated to included, fearful to empowered, intolerant to kind. Through the organization’s after-school Kindness Clubs, Kindness Anywhere virtual programs, hands-on service projects, and Kindness-In-School initiatives, KM365 services help children and teens develop resilience, empathy, and the skill set to purposefully contribute to society and take care of themselves, each other, and the world. KM365’s life-changing programs support children of all ages, backgrounds, demographics, and socioeconomic groups; so every child can thrive and strive to lead a happy, healthy, and purposeful life. Since its inception, KM365 has grown to encompass over 100 programs in ten states, providing critical SEL-based programming to over 12,500 kids and teens throughout the United States, yielding healthier, more resilient youth, safer environments, and stronger communities. Visit kindnessmatters365.org for more information and stay up-to-date with all things KM365 via Facebook @kindnessmatters365org and Instagram @kindnessmatters365.