ConnectME Kindness Campaign
February 1st-20th, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, 2021. ConnectME wants to celebrate kindness with our McMaster community by hosting a Kindness Campaign.
Beginning February 1st until the end of Kindness Week on February 20th, we will be posting ideas, suggestions, and activities for the McMaster community to participate. Show kindness to a colleague, a friend, a family member, or a stranger. Kindness can be a simple act that can make the world of difference to someone else.
We hope that you will participate in this campaign and help spread kindness.
Participate in our Wall of Kindness
Is there someone at McMaster who has been incredibly helpful during these challenging times? Is there a member of your team who brings a smile to everyone’s face, regardless if you are meeting in person or digitally? We would love to hear from you. The ConnectME Committee has set up a Wall of Kindness for McMaster employees to recognize their colleagues in a fun and creative way. Post your kudos, well wishes, or words of thanks onto our Wall of Kindness to show your colleagues how appreciative you are of everything that they do!
Kindness in Practice
A kind word, a smile, opening a door, or helping carry a heavy load can all be acts of kindness. Celebrating someone you love, giving honest compliments, sending an email thanking someone, telling someone how s/he is special to you, taking a photo of someone and sending it to the person, sharing homemade food on someone’s doorstep, avoiding gossip, and donating old clothing and things you don’t need are all ideas about how to practice kindness. (Source: Psychology Today).
Show some love to your local community by supporting local businesses if you are safely able to do so. Be sure to tag @McMasterOD on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #ConnectMeWithKindess to show us how you are demonstrating community kindness. Be sure to follow our social media accounts for tips and tricks on how to show kindness to yourself, to others, and to our community.
Looking for creative inspiration on practicing kindness? Download our card and participate to win weekly prizes. Complete an act of kindness and fill out a square on your card to create a line. Continue to make people happy until you have filled out three lines on your card, and send completed submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the initiatives above, please visit the ConnectME website