Announcing Our Kindness Grant Winners for May 2024

Kindness Grant Winner Annie's Kindness Blankets
Left to Right, Aubrianne (Annie’s cousin, Barbara’s daughter), Annie, Barbara, Christina (in front) and Angela, (Mia not pictured).

Barbara Buckley and her great-nieces, Christina Varney, Angela Varney, and Mia Varney (Abington, MA) are the founders of Annie’s Kindness Blankets (AKB). They make no-sew blankets that have labels ironed on that speak of kindness and come in their own tote bag and they give them to anyone who needs a hug and to know they are not alone. Continue reading Announcing Our Kindness Grant Winners for May 2024

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