Students in The Connection’s AfterSchool program at Jefferson Elementary School spent time working on kindness projects to spread joy to others as part of a celebration of 'Random Acts of Kindness Day'.

Kindness is often a topic at the school: with teachers finding that the best way to teach kindness is by being an example, having consistent conversations and discussions, as well as serving others in various ways. The children were asked what kind of projects they’d like to do and who would they’d like to help a week or so before the special day.  After some brainstorming, they came up with three ideas: to help animals, do something nice for the custodians and to write kindness notes to each other.

The children had a successful week making no-sew tie fleece blankets, dog toys, and pictures for a local animal shelter.  All of the students also made hearts -- each with a kind message written to the custodians, who lit up with joy when they discovered the kind act. 

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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an internationally recognized non-profit, was founded upon the belief in kindness and is dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness.  To learn more about the foundation, visit

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