Trophy Club: Community-Wide Kindness Campaign Kicks-Off
Hope Kindness Community is the local organization that is bringing together the entire community in a joint effort to spread kindness. Northwest Independent School District, Beck Elementary School, Lakeview Elementary School, Medlin Middle School, Byron Nelson High School, House of Shine and the Town of Trophy Club have partnered in the month-long “Campaign 4 Kindness”.
On January 08, 2019 the Town of Trophy Club leadership and NISD leaders came together to kick off the #Campaign4Kindness movement with a Proclamation at the Town Council meeting. Mayor Nick Sanders remarked, “As Mayor of Trophy Club, along with Town Council, I’m proclaiming February 2019 as Kindness Awareness Month. We encourage our residents to participate in “Campaign 4 Kindness” in the spirit of compassion, kindness, and goodwill toward all persons.”
Throughout the entire month, there will be events, activities and daily kindness challenges to accomplish the spreading of goodwill in Trophy Club. Trophy Club schools are going to be challenged to perform Random, as well as Conscious, Acts of Kindness with the goal of inspiring students to choose kindness and prove that every person, regardless of their circumstances, can make a difference in the world. Shine 4 Kindness Assemblies sponsored by BES, BES PTA, BNHS, BNHS PTA, HKC, LES, MMA and MMS PTA will be held during the month of February.
House of Shine is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to help unearth and harness people’s talents and gifts for the greater good of their communities. They do this by exposing children (from all walks of life) and women (in all stages of life) to their SHINE (Strengths, Hobbies, Interests & Irritants, Needs and Experiences). They are focused on creating confident, engaged citizens by providing leadership programs for students of all ages.
The Yellow Envelope Project is House of Shine’s initiative to recognize ordinary people who shine and reward them for their out-of-the-ordinary efforts. In a world where negative news dominates the headlines, House of Shine is committed to shining a light on the good. They believe that spending just 5-10 minutes writing a short note of gratitude; a simple thank you, an inspiring quote, or an encouraging example of how someone made a difference in your life can make a tremendous difference in peoples’ lives. Keep a lookout all month long as these Yellow Envelope Project collections will take place throughout Trophy Club.
Tammy McClure, Student Leadership Teacher of Byron Nelson High School stated, “A top priority of mine is to bring special events like this to our students and staff that can help each reflect on their personal growth and what kind of impact they are making in their world.” Ms. McClure went on to say “The intentionality of Kindness Month is to have a common focus that our town and beyond can experience big results through the small, yet powerful acts of many.”
Students will be asking members of the community to join in spreading kindness throughout their workplace, home, and the world. BNHS Student, Justin Maricle, says, “I think it’s great we’re doing this again, this year! Having all the schools spreading kindness is cool!”
In addition to the Proclamation, the Town of Trophy Club is hosting a “Fun Run 4 Kindness” on February 23rd. The goal is to create a massive community gathering to showcase the importance of kindness. While participation is free, runners and attendees are encouraged to write a kind note for our overseas troops to drop in the Yellow Envelop Project mailbox onsite.
Exceptional examples of kindness and education will be in attendance or have booths including the March of Dimes, who lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Also in attendance will be the Jogging 4 Joseph group, coordinated by Xplor Preschool in memory of and supporting awareness of Joseph Adam Diet who passed away from Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) in 2017. And of course, Run Ranger Run advocates who are highlighting the difficulties so many veterans face when transitioning home from deployment by running 565 miles and supporting the efforts of the Gallant Few Inc.
Everyone is encouraged to spread kindness and share their photos on social media by using #Campaign4Kindness and their respective hashtags. Alicia Fleury (Town Council, HKC and PTSA) says, “Through this Campaign, students, their families and our residents will be called to action to change their community and the world.”
For more information about the Trophy Club Campaign 4 Kindness, please visit https://hopekindnesscommunity.org/campaign-4-kindness