Anythink Libraries: One Kind Word

Just a note to say how much I appreciate this programming idea from Anythink Libraries:

One kind word can warm three winter months 

To help spread kindness and compassion throughout the community, Anythink will host the One Kind Word Project this Feb. 6-11, 2017.  Inspired by a Japanese proverb – One kind word can warm three winter months – this weeklong initiative invites community members to write notes of kindness to strangers. Materials for creating these custom cards will be provided at each Anythink location, where they will then be collected and distributed to organizations across Adams County in an effort to spread cheer to those in need. Partner organizations for the One Kind Word Project include ABLE Colorado, the Brighton Nonprofit CouncilFood Bank of the RockiesInternational Hearing Dog, Inc.Meals on WheelsNorth Metro Community Services, Inc.Prairie Creeks Living CenterProject Angel Heart and the Thornton Community Food Bank.

“Small things can make a big difference, and words are powerful,” says Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “The kindness of strangers can turn a bad day into a reason to hope. This project is a small but powerful way to bring our community together.”

While making cards, participants are also invited to explore their creativity. Anythink has partnered with local artists to provide a series of workshops on calligraphy, embossing and screen printing. Attendees of these workshops will be able to learn new skills that can be used to create a card for a loved one or the One Kind Word Project.