Saturday, November 13, 2010

World Kindness Day - November 13, 2010

It's just the dawn of World Kindness Day. But I'm a night owl, so I'm still up.

Officially today is the day that Se'Lah and Anyes have organized a collective kindness event.

I started a little early and it was just something very simple. Earlier this evening, I was doing my food shopping at Hannaford Supermarket. As I was walking down the aisles, I was thinking about what I'd do. What random kindness could I do for someone.

Well, there are always lots of things to do, but nothing in particular was coming to mind. As I was heading towards the registers to pay, I noticed a large pile of boxes. Each box had a bowl with hands holding them. On the side, the box had the words Helping Hands Give A Meal.


I grabbed a box and looked at it more closely. Each box contains food that can be purchased for donation to a local food pantry. Well, that seemed like something that I could do. So I bought a box that will be given to a Quincy food pantry.

The Helping Hands program has been around for the past couple of years, according to the website, and has "donated over 158,000 Helping Hands boxes; 45,076 cans of soup; 39,557 boxes of pasta; 29,344 boxes of cereal; and $185,286 to local food banks and organizations throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont."

Sounds like a great program to me! I was happy to give and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing today. But time for me to get some sleep for now.


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5 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

I've learned about so many great causes today. Thanks for sharing Helping Hands, and for joining in today. Happy World Kindness Day! one love.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sounds like a great program to me too! Nice job.
Happy World Kindness Day!
Cheers, jj

Anyes said...

Anali, it is really neat when looking for something to do on World's Kindness Day, this program came your way. Awesome, Thank you for sharing and for participating :-)

Tracy said...

What a beautiful way to add to Kindness Day, Anali! I wish more supermarkets & place here had programs like that. Someone will be eating well, thanks to you...that is a wonderful thought! May something sweet happen in turn for you too. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Lisa said...

se'lah - You're welcome! Thank you for helping us all up the love in the world by a notch!

joanna - Welcome! Thank you! And belated Happy Kindness Day to you too!

anyes - Welcome to the blog! Thank you for dropping by! This was a wonderful event and your photo for it is beautiful! :D

tracy - It is a great program and makes giving very simple. Much happiness and kindness to you Tracy! : )

 
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