January 04, 2022 2 min read
If you've started the New Year thinking about how you might support your community in 2022, here's an idea I'd like to share. Have a look at the amazing work being done by the Kindness Collective Foundation.
Like all great stories, KC started with a single idea and a determined, creative, passionate, never-take-no-for-an-answer founder, Sarah Page!
Back in 2014, Sarah's son was diagnosed with Autism. In her own words: "My life turned upside down and it became evident that it’s much easier to right it again when you have been afforded the privilege in life to do so. It began with the realisation that the ability to navigate your way through life's tough moments shouldn't depend on where you were born, the colour of your skin or how much money you have in the bank.
I believe that everyone should have a fair and equal start to life and every New Zealander should at the very least, have access to the basics - food, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, so I started the Kindness Collective as my way to help people in my community, whom the system doesn’t always benefit. Now, as a collective, we are focused on making New Zealand a kinder place to be."
Over the past six years, Sarah has amassed a 10,000+ team of members, donors, volunteers, social media followers and partners, who are collectively on a mission to bring kindness to every kiwi – especially to those who need it most.
There are all sorts of other ways that you can support this great kiwi charity. Perhaps you could pledge a financial donation, or volunteer to support a KC programme. If you're a business owner or manager, have a talk to Sarah about the many different ways you and your staff can make a real difference in spreading kindness to those who need it most.
Look them up on Facebook and Instagram @kindnesscollectivefoundation or at kindness.co.nz
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