We’re Happy To Announce Our Kindness Grant Winner for February 2023

kindness grant winner Taha Umar

Congratulations to Taha Umar who will receive $500 to fund his kindness project.

Note:  We’re still giving two grants, the second one will be announced in March so that we can shine the spotlight on one person at a time.  We’re able to do this because we have so many wonderful people who support us and believe in our mission.  We truly appreciate all of the donations that make this possible.

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We’re Celebrating!

$10,000 in kindness grants and awards


We’re thrilled to announce that we have now presented in excess of $10,000 in kindness grants and awards!  A huge thank you to the people who have won our awards and grants.  You’ve inspired all of us with your kindness and amazed us with your creativity, perseverance, and compassion, and shown us what a huge difference one person can make in the lives of so many.  

In addition, we’re grateful to every one of you for your support in believing in our mission of spreading kindness in Matt’s name and helping us keep his legacy alive.  

When we started MKRO in 2018 our goal was to highlight one person at a time four times a year by presenting 2 awards and 2 grants. 

Due to the generosity of our donors, we are now proud to announce that in 2023 we will be increasing them by committing to 4 awards and 4 grants per year.  We will also be going back to the original format of shining the spotlight on one person at a time, but instead of four times a year, we’ll post winners eight times a year.  

Our February grant winner(s) is coming up and this time you will see one winner in February and the other winner in March.  That way the entire spotlight will be on one person at a time.  

As we move forward we want to thank you for your continuing support. Matt’s kindness truly does ripple on! Keep nominating people who inspire you and submitting your kindness projects and we will keep giving our grants and awards.  

Is there someone who inspires you with their kindness?  Nominate them for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250.

Do you have an act-of-kindness project you want to do but need help funding it?  Submit your idea for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $500 and let us help you spread kindness.

A Movie Full of Sweetness

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.

Of course, I’m going to love a book that starts out with the main character being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and he answers “Kind.” It just gets better from there. The bestselling book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, And The Horse by Charlie Mackesy has been made into a short, animated film, and I encourage everyone to watch it. It’s a charming story with a universal message of love, friendship, and hope. 

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings kindness

 

seasons greetings kindness

 

A special treat from us to you, this beautiful song, Angels in Heaven, by Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady. If you’ve never seen her before you’ll be blown away.  Enjoy.

 

Is there someone who inspires you with their kindness?  Nominate them for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250.

Do you have an act-of-kindness project you want to do but need help funding it?  Submit your idea for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $500 and let us help you spread kindness.

 

 

It’s that Time of Year . . . . When We Overspend

Holiday DIY Ideas

 

We get stressed over who to buy gifts for, worrying about forgetting someone, worrying about how much to spend and what gift to buy, and of course, worrying about spending money we can’t afford to please others.  Here’s your reminder that we show our love by giving our time and care, not by buying material goods.  Continue reading It’s that Time of Year . . . . When We Overspend

Unleash Your Superpower on World Kindness Day

world kindness day

Doing small acts of kindness is your superpower! You don’t have to be a saint or hero to practice kindness.  The more you do it, the more it becomes a part of who you are. Every day you have a choice in how you are going to treat people, choose kindness.  Today, for World Kindness Day, if you’re not already doing this, I’m asking you to commit to doing small acts of kindness on a daily basis.  Continue reading Unleash Your Superpower on World Kindness Day

Announcing Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winners for November 2022

Kindness Award Winner Colby Phillips
Kindness Award Winner Jessica Ong

Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Colby Phillips and Jessica Ong. Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion and selflessness. Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched the lives of so many. They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.

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Pickleball is Therapy

Ocean Pines Pickleball Community
Ocean Pines, MD, Pink Ribbon Event

Pickleball has been all over the news for the last few years. It even made it to the front page of the Washington Post. It’s been called the fastest-growing sport in America and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes have been jumping in to play. I’ve been playing pickleball for 10 years but it wasn’t until Matt died that I appreciated the therapeutic effects of pickleball.    

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