ACTIVATING Kindness IN THE CITY CENTRE – An Invitation
“Remember there is no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end” – Scott Adams
Kindness, the active expression of our care for friends, family or strangers because we want the best for each other. Kindness is found in all cultures around the globe and we have all experienced the emotional response it creates, as both the receiver and the giver.
Splice invites you to imagine a city centre neighbourhood that prides itself on being known for kindness - the generosity, enjoyment and the healthy social cohesion we would experience, as people who live, work, study and play here.
Random Acts of Kindness Day occurs annually on 1 September. For the third year Splice are igniting a wave of kindness through the city centre, handing out 5000 Little Pots of Kindness (thanks Hikutaia Honey for your generous support) with a fully transferable kindness card; engaging with business through Heart of the City; Cafes of Kindness with the surprise of a free coffee. This year New World Metro, local supermarket to many in the city centre (and supporters of the Community Fridge at Griffiths Gardens) are also coming to the kindness party, with in store activity and gold coin coffees - a genuine community business seeking to play their part.
In 2019 we are especially excited about our RAK celebrations (timed for Sept 2nd - Sept 1st Northern Hemisphere time). We will be activating areas of the city and pushing public policy and decision-makers to consider adding radical kindness into policy - we are buoyed by this brilliant Carnegie Foundation report on the issue.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR STORIES OF KINDNESS - #splicekindness or email@example.com
Feedback from the 2017 event is a most enjoyable read, take the time to do so here.
Research now shows that “witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus”. “Kindness Contagion” Jamil Zaki, Stanford University, 2016