LANSING, Mich. — Kindness is coming to Lansing this September! On Saturday, September 21st from 12pm-4pm teams from around the community will enter into a family-friendly competition to see who can do the most acts of kindness in four hours.
Teams are equipped with supplies, shirts, and a list of random act of kindness “challenges” that involve helping others and bettering the community. From cleaning up trash and writing thank-you notes to paying library fines, teams will work to cross off challenges and see who has done the most good deeds by the end of the event. Creativity is encouraged! Teams are also given the opportunity to come up with some kindness ideas on their own. 2019 marks the fourth year of The Kindness Rally, and Lansing is excited to be a part of it! In fact, this project is a direct result of the “Jaycees” AKA JCI Michigan’s commitment toward community impact.
The Kindness Rally originated right here in Michigan by Jaycee member, Susan Dials, in 2016. Since then, this event has seen tremendous growth. To date, over 4,450 acts of kindness have been completed through this initiative. The rally is free to participants! Community organizations, residents, and local businesses are encouraged to create and register a team of 4-5 people to participate along with JCI Lansing. There are also opportunities to sponsor a team if your business would like to contribute to the cause but can not directly participate. It is very important for teams to register on Eventbrite by September 9th to secure their spot, guarantee an event t-shirt, and help organizers plan for supplies. Teams can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-kindness-rally-lansing-mi-tickets-67084430337
The Kindness Rally is completely funded by donations and sponsorships. These contributions help us purchase supplies and t-shirts to make sure every interested party can participate. As a not-for-profit civic organization, all donations to JCI Lansing will go directly into the community through this project effort.
If any businesses or organizations would like to be a sponsor for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contribution will help us provide a successful event focused on promoting a more positive Lansing. We would be honored to have any support for this project.
For 2019, this event is a part of the JCI International ‘Peace is Possible’ campaign and the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 21st. Though this project has a wide reach, The Kindness Rally is designed to make a positive impact on people and organizations directly in the local community. In Michigan alone we have 24 communities involved this year and counting! You can view all participating locations at thekindnessrally.eventbrite.com. During The Kindness Rally, teams use social media to showcase their impact and encourage others to pay it forward and spread the kindness. Like and follow @TheKindnessRally on Facebook and Instagram and search the hashtag #TheKindnessRally on September 21st to see all the positive change created during The Kindness Rally!
There will be a winner from Lansing, and a statewide winning team, but the real winner is our community. The positive vibes from Kindness Rally day can be felt long after the event is over, so come contribute to the ripple of positivity we are making!
For more information please visit thekindnessrally.org or message @TheKindnessRally or @lansingjaycees1929 on social media.
For more information on other opportunities to be involved, please like JCI Lansing on Facebook, or visit them online at www.jcilansing.org.
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