EVENTS

#kindSBY World Kindness Week

#kindSBY is celebrating World Kindness Week from November 8 – 14, 2020

Here is a list of our upcoming events:

Sunday, November 8th – Dance for Kindness – Virtual

Register at www.danceforkindness.com to get involved. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the dance from home, participate in 9 fun challenges and dance with us virtually!

Sunday, November 8th, 1-3pm, Race to Kindness

Thirteen year old, Savanna Brooks and her Mom, Kindness Commissioner, Heather Brooks, will be collecting brown bag meals for the homeless outside the Downtown parking garage on the food truck pad. Each bag should include: a bottle of water, chicken salad or tuna salad kit, applesauce, granola bar, chips and a fruit cup and be decorated with a positive or kind message to bless the recipient. Contact Heather Brooks at kindsby@outlook.com with questions.

Monday, November 9th – Good to be KIND Day!

Spread kindness in everything you do…in your posts on social media, in every phone call and every face to face meeting….”Have a KIND day!” Post a photo or a video on social media and use the #kindSBY.

Tuesday, November 10th – Kind Texting Day

To boost mental health send a kind text. Here are some examples: 1. Send someone a cute animal pic  2. Send a friend a silly selfie  3. Video yourself singing or lip-syncing a song and send to a friend 4. Send a motivational quote  5. Text someone and tell them you are proud of them and why

Wednesday, November 11th – Veterans’ Day – Wear Red, White, and Blue Day

Honor veterans by sending a text to all the ones you know.  Post pictures to honor vets on social media.  Repost meaningful tributes on social media.  Leave a Pay It Forward drink/meal at a local eatery or coffee shop earmarked for a vet or in honor of a vet. Donate to an armed forces cause, ie. Wounded Warriors.

Thursday, November 12th – Shop Local Small Business Day

Support your community by eating out or buying from small businesses. Leave an additional tip amount, if served. Leave a Pay It Forward drink or sandwich. Pay for the person in back of you.  Let someone go ahead of you in line. Post a review for the establishment. 

Friday, November 13th – Read A Book or Give a book day

Read a book: It is important to be kind to ourselves.  Download a book on your device or read a hard copy book. Make a post on social media of what you’re reading.  Modeling reading in front of children is a powerful positive influence. Give a book: Donate a book to the #kindSBY “Celebrate Diversity” campaign by November 7th by ordering from our Amazon Wish list: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2932XLD504XK6…Kindness Commissioners will be delivering “Celebrate Diversity” book bundles to Wicomico County Public Schools on November 13th. 

Saturday, November 14th – Wear your favorite non-profit t-shirt day

Post your picture on social media with your t-shirt and tell about the cause you support.  Giving is a kindness that provides great satisfaction. Challenge others to support local causes as fuel for the heart.


During the COVID-19 crisis, our Kindness Commissioners are focusing on spreading kindness. Here are some of the ways our Commissioners are keeping busy…

Celebrate Diversity Kindness Initiative

Celebrate Diversity with a kind and lasting donation. Statistics show that many school libraries do not reflect their populations. #kindSBY wants to help remedy this. We have created an Amazon Wish List of books to help Celebrate Diversity in our schools and throughout our City’s little libraries.

This initiative will receive support through our kindSBY sponsorships and new donors can also help by purchasing books from our Wish List. Amazon will ship the books to our Kindness Commissioners, who will deliver them to schools and little libraries in Wicomico County. We hope you will join us in making a difference! Celebrate Diversity Amazon Wish list

Kindness Commissioner, Heather Brooks, and her daughter recently put together a BOX OF SUNSHINE, to encourage a local student. It was filled with the students favorite color: YELLOW and lots of things to brighten her day. Who do you know that could use a little box of sunshine?


The Kindness Commission has been every busy spreading kindness over the past 12 months. Congrats to the commission on celebrating 1 year of service. You are appreciated! Kindness is more important than ever… https://salisburyindependent.net/publicforum/kindness-is-perhaps-more-important-now-than-ever/


On behalf of #kindSBY, Kindness Commissioner, Heather Mahler, shopped for and delivered $200 in food donations, that was distributed at the Doverdale community on Sunday, July 12th. 🛍🛒
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#kindnessCommissionersAtWork


Our Salisbury Kindness Commissioners recently met to discuss how they can make a positive impact in our community. Topics of discussion were: a review of the First Responders campaign, community unity and a literacy project to celebrate diversity. #KindnessCommisionersAtWork


Kindness Commissioner, Stephanie Willey, and her family dropped off donations to Camp Hope, the new camp site for the homeless in the Salisbury area.


Kindness Commissioner, Sonya Whited, is busy creating kindness rocks to share in the community. She looks forward to sharing them in the community after the quarantine is over.


Kindness Commissioner, Susan Parker, has been creating face masks for postal carriers since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. She hopes to bring a little sunshine to the Postal workers in our community that are on the front lines, everyday.


Kindness Commissioner, Chalarrra Sessoms volunteered at Camp Hope, a new camp site for homeless individuals in the Salisbury area. When asked about the experience she shared: “What an impactful way of spending our morning at Camp Hope! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people, good conversation, laughs, and serving others.”

Camp Hope is currently in need of daily meals for their 26 homeless guests. You can sign up to donate meals at: https://mealtrain.com/nnn3zo . For Breakfasts they need items such as: juice, granola bars, pop tarts and fruit. (No hot breakfasts). They also need individually packed lunches and dinners. (No buffet style please). Due to the recent storm, they are no longer at the Lake Street location. Please call or text: 443-397-2149 if you have volunteered a meal, to get the location address for delivery.


Kindness Commissioner, Heather Brooks and her daughter Savanna Brooks, share ways to be kind while quarantined and how you can get involved in the #kindSBY First Responders campaign.


WMDT reporter Brooke Butler recently interviewed, Pastor Martin Hutchison, a Kindness Commissioner, about how the Camden Community Garden and community members are helping to prevent hunger in the community during COVID-19 crisis. You can read the full article & watch the WMDT interview, here.


Kindness Commissioner, Grace Foxwell Murdock, was interviewed by WBOC to discuss how the community can get involved in the #kindSBY and City of Salisbury First Responder Campaign. Read the entire article and watch the video, HERE.

Kindness Commissioner, Heather Brooks, created a slideshow to help give families ideas for spreading kindness while in quarantine. We’d love to share your family’s acts of kindness. Email your photos and stories to kindsby@outlook.com or hashtag #kindSBY on social media posts.


Grace Foxwell Murdock, our Secretary of Kindness and Commissioner, decided to spread a little love in her neighborhood by chalking her driveway.


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