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  • February 18, 2011

Kindness Week Back and Better Than Ever

Kindness Week is back!!!

Beginning today and running until February 25, Kindness Week is an annual event that helps spread kindness throughout our community.

The goal of Kindness Week is for all of us to do something kind for the people around us. It can be as simple as holding the door open for a stranger or buying a coffee for a co-worker. Or why not give back to your community by donating blood or volunteering for a local charity? Better yet, get a group of your friends, family and co-workers together to help your neighbours in need.

Our office is giving back to the community through our Kindness Week Book Drive. For the next week, my community office will be accepting donations of previously loved books for the library at Good Companions Centre, an organization that provides services for seniors in our community. Come on by and bring us your books!

To help spread kindness this week, I am hosting a Family Skating Party on Family Day, Monday February 21, at Fisher Park outdoor skating rink (corner of Java Street and Harmer Street North, behind Fisher Park Public School). Grab your skates and stop by our table for some free hot chocolate and cookies!

Kindness Week was the idea of Ottawa’s Rabbi Reuven Bulka of Congregation Machzikei Hadas. Running successfully in Ottawa for the past four years, the week is made possible thanks to a committee of volunteers from government, non-profit, corporate, education, and restaurant and hospitality sectors, and facilitated by United Way/Centraide Ottawa.

Find your own way to be kind this week! Go to kindottawa.ca for more details on the activities taking place next week.

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