Unsung Heroes

clinical trial volunteers - kindness

Everyone is waiting for the magic bullet, the Covid-19 vaccine, to bring some normalcy back to our lives.  We all want to be able to get back to hugging our loved ones, inviting people over for celebrations, going out to dinner, shows, and sporting events.  But for now, we’re in limbo trying to figure out the best way to stay safe, keeping our distance from loved ones, wearing our masks, and fearfully watching the number of cases and deaths rise every day. 

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Winners of the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award for May 2020

Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners, Shreyaa Venkat and Jayde Powell, of our Kindness Award.  Both of them go above and beyond to help others but it’s especially appreciated during the Coronavirus pandemic.  In these strange times, when there is so much anxiety, stress and fear 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.  It’s incredible, it’s beautiful and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family. 

Kindness Award Winner Shreyaa Venkat
Kindness Award Winner Jayde Powell

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We’re Proud to Announce, Deneishia Jacobpito is the Winner of the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant for February 2020

Deneishia Jacobpito Kindness Grant Winner, Feb 2020

Update:  See pictures below of items collected and donated by Deneishia.  

Our February 2020 Kindness Grant winner, Deneishia Jacobpito (Des Moines, IA), actually has two great ideas that she’ll be using the grant money for, both of them touched our hearts. 

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We’re Excited to Announce, Two Winners of the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant

Congratulations to Mindy Ousley and Ashley and Dustin Beeler, each got $250 to fund their acts of kindness projects!

Kindness Grant Winner Mindy Ousley
Kindness Grant Winner Ashley and Dustin Beeler

Once again, we are extremely lucky to have so many wonderful people who support us and believe in our mission.  We truly appreciate all of the donations that make it possible for us to give out additional grants and awards, including this second grant.  

We’d also like to acknowledge the many people (almost 100) who sent in their fantastic ideas for kindness projects.  While we wish we could give our grant to every kindness project submitted, there were so many fantastic ideas, we regret we have only two to give. We want to thank each and every one of you for submitting your ideas and hope you continue to spread kindness everywhere you go!

About our August 2019 winners:

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