Announcing our Kindness Award Winners for April 2024

Quilen and Hannah Blackwell Kindness Award Winners

A huge shout out to Jesse’s Paddle (aka, The Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program) for their very generous donation to sponsor this month’s award winners, Quilen and Hannah Blackwell.

Quilen and Hannah Blackwell (Chicago, IL) founded Southside Blooms in 2014. A $150 donation allowed them to start their off-grid flower farm where participants convert vacant lots into commercial flower farms using solar-powered rainwater irrigation. Thus creating jobs for young people on the south and west sides of Chicago.

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Announcing our Kindness Award Winner for February 2024

kindness award winner Rhiannon Menn with lasagna love

A huge shout out to Jesse’s Paddle (aka, The Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program) for their very generous donation to sponsor this month’s award winner, Rhiannon Menn.

Rhiannon Menn, (Kihei, HI), is the founder of Lasagna Love, a non-profit that connects neighbors for home-cooked meal delivery.  Continue reading Announcing our Kindness Award Winner for February 2024

Announcing our Kindness Award Winners for June 2023

Jason and Trisha Long, Kindness Award Winners

While our goal is to highlight one person at a time, we felt we had to make an exception with this husband-and-wife team.

Jason and Trish Long, (Berlin, MD), have been volunteering their time since 2015, to make sure the homeless population in Ocean City, Md have a place to stay when the weather turns frigid. They spend hundreds of hours making sure the shelter has enough food, supplies, and volunteers to cover the overnight shift.  Continue reading Announcing our Kindness Award Winners for June 2023

Announcing our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winner for May 2023

Susan Melton Kindness Award Winner

Susan Melton, (Cheboygan, MI), spreads positivity with chalk art. Every day she leaves a positive message on sidewalks for everyone to see. What started as a summer project in 2011, has turned into 12 years of chalking and she’s still going strong. Amazingly, she hasn’t missed a day, she’s out there chalking positivity, even in wind, rain, or snow.  When asked how she dealt with the snow, she said,I scrape off the snow and I chalk fast.” Continue reading Announcing our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winner for May 2023

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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Announcing Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winners for May 2022

Kindness Award Winner Peter Mutabazi
Kindness Award Winner Valerian Hinkley

Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Peter Mutabazi and Valerianne Hinkley.  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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Announcing our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winners for November 2021

Kristen Weinberg Kindness Award Winner
Sriya Tallapragada Kindness Award Winner

Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Kristen Weinberg and Sriya Tallapragada.  Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion, their selflessness, and their ability to get other people to share in their vision of helping those in need.  Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched thousands of lives.  They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.

Winners receive a certificate and $250.  We tell them kind people tend to neglect themselves, this money is to spread kindness on themselves.  

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