Simple Definition of kindness
: the quality or state of being kind
: a kind act
In April of 2016 the City of Dawson Creek in partnership with TransCanada launched the Kindness Meter Initiative. The Kindness Meters are located in 4 locations around Dawson Creek and are refurbished parking meters. Every year two local community groups who applied (application below) are picked to receive the funds collected over the time period and TransCanada will then in turn match the funds for those groups.
Our two groups recieving the funds for 2018 are the South Peace Building Learning Together (BLT) Society and Networks Ministries.
“Words alone cannot express the sincere appreciation the South Peace Building Learning Together (BLT) Society feels at being chosen to receive funds from the Kindness Meters Initiative. These funds will assist in offering free parenting classes to families in Dawson Creek. Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs on the planet and is often attempted with the least resources. The BLT is so grateful to the Dawson Creek Mayor and Council, and TransCanada for partnering to assist non-profit agencies in building capacity within our community. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
~South Peace Building Learning Together (BLT) Society
We love the everything about the “kindness meter” idea! It’s a creative way to help organizations like Networks to help improve the lives of our community members. Thank you city of Dawson Creek and Trans Canada for this initiative. Every dollar Networks receives is measured as a can of soup that we can give out. This is a great visual to see the impact of programs like this.
“The Step Up N Ride Society is very excited to be chosen as the next recipient of the Kindness Meter initiative. The donation will assist individuals including Seniors, Veterans, Children and Adults with disabilities as well as preschool and school aged children unable to access public transit. Our Society is forever grateful to the generosity of the people in our Community.”
~Step Up N Ride
“Special Olympics BC – Dawson Creek is incredibly thankful to be chosen for the Kindness Meters Initiative. We are an organization that is driven to provide positive sport experiences for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The donations received will go towards increasing the opportunities for competition for your community athletes in our sport programs including speed skating, curling, and 5-pin bowling. We are also offering Club Fit this year in an effort to increase the fitness level and health of our competitive athletes! Thank you so much for this opportunity!”
~Special Olympics BC – Dawson Creek
“Thank you so much for choosing KidSport Dawson Creek for the Kindness Meters Initiative. We believe every child deserves to experience the positive benefits of organized sport. With the growing volume of applications, having these donations will contribute to making a difference in a child’s life. All proceeds go directly to funding children in our Community to play a variety of sports. Since 2010 we have sponsored 80 children into the sport of their choice. Again thank you for letting us be a part of this initiative.”
~Dawson Creek KidSport
“Young Life Dawson Creek, is very thankful and appreciative for the Kindness Meters Initiative. All donations received will go directly into our budget to continue our work with Youth in Dawson Creek. Our leaders volunteer in public schools providing support for teachers, counsellors and administration staff. Coming along side teens being an example and giving them support in their lives.”
~Young Life Dawson Creek
“We are grateful to be selected for the Kindness Meters Initiative. The donations will help us continue raising funds for crucial healthcare equipment and services, which enables the Dawson Creek and District Hospital to offer the finest care possible for patients and their families.”
~Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation
“The South Peace Community Resources Society values the innovative idea of kindness meters that the Mayor and City has come up with. We appreciate that the Mayor and City are finding ways to give back to the non-profits in Dawson Creek and it’s great we have a chance to be the first organization to receive kindness meter donations. We plan on using the donations in our youth and family programs.”
~South Peace Community Resources Society
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