For one week, February 15 to 24, Ottawa is choosing to be kind. The city will be celebrating, encouraging, and even keeping a web journal to showcase the simple acts of kindness brought to life throughout the community this week.
The new kindness organization, the brain child of a local rabbi, is seeking nominations of people, workplaces and organizations deserving recognition for kindness.
“Ottawa’s bus service OC Transpo is donating a bus to carry a “Kindness Crew” of university students who have volunteered to travel around the city to commit “surprise acts of kindness,” such as helping shovel snow and carry groceries.
For people “caught” committing random acts of kindness, Ottawa police will give out “Kindness Citations” that can be redeemed for a treat at Ottawa’s well-loved Rideau Bakery.
And during the week there will be more than 200,000 “Kindness Cards” in circulation in the region…”
Visit the KindOttawa.ca website
Thanks to Sarah C. in NY for sending this inspiring story!