Random Acts of Kindness Week

International Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 14-20. Kindness Matters, a local Fairfield movement, led by Veronica Mollica, emphasizes how kindness creates a collective power that positively influences our families, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Mollica, along with other North Stratfield Elementary School parents, have developed a Kindness Matters campaign at the school. The guiding belief that cultivating kindness with kids at an early age will foster an environment that is inclusive rather than exclusive. Although the group holds many events and activities throughout the year, International Radom Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is the perfect opportunity to involve the community and watch kindness become contagious.

North Stratfield students will be completing more than 4,000 random acts of kindness during the week-long event. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, during the school assembly the following will be happening: the orchestra will play Power Rock, students will take the “Kindness Pledge,” the Kindness Committee will talk about what they are doing to celebrate, a poem will be read about how awesome teachers are because “They rock!” Four Tiger Team members will hand out the “You Rock” rocks to teachers as they leave the assembly.

The Kindness Rocks service mission also will take place at the Trumbull Mall on Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. Students also will be collecting items for The Center for Family Justice during the week.

Look for promotional flyers around town and don’t forget to accomplish your own random act of kindness each day of the celebratory week. You can like the Kindness Matters Facebook page to download your own flyer and find more information at kindnessmatters.net and randomactsofkindness.org.