October 23rd, 2020

Local groups receive ‘kindness grants’

By Mabell, Dave on December 4, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

A month ago, examples of local random acts of kindness were highlighted by the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.

Now there are 10 more, thanks to a Community Foundation project backed by Telus and 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union.

“We are delighted to be able to continue the wave of kindness by providing the Kindness Grants,” says Charleen Davidson, the foundation’s executive director.

“It’s always exciting for us to see the kind acts our community performs and to hear the difference they made to someone’s day.”

Participants in last month’s “Random Act of Kindness Day” initiative were encouraged to share their kind acts with the Community Foundation. After a random draw, 10 were given the opportunity to give a $500 “kindness grant’ to a local registered charity of their choice.

This year’s “kindness grants” are going to: Big Brothers Big Sisters Lethbridge and District; Children of St. Martha School for its student hardship fund; the Fort Macleod Handibus Society; the Friends Society of Remington-Alberta Carriage Centre; the Lethbridge Detachment Victim Assistance Society; the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization; the Mountain View School for its aviary project; the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, Lethbridge chapter; Victoria Park High School for the Interact Club’s holiday hampers initiative; and the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation.

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