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EWU planning 26 Days of Kindness

 

Eastern Washington University is aiming to give happiness to the community for Valentine's Day.

The EWU Office of Community Engagement announced Tuesday that Feb. 14 will be the starting point for its 26 Days of Kindness project.

“The 26 Acts of Kindness quickly evolved as people around the country wanted to find ways to commemorate the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” a news release from EWU OCE said. “The EWU project involves the university community and alumni, who are planning at least one act of kindness during a 26-day period.”

According to the release, more than 40 acts of kindness have been planned, and they are hoping that number will be “quadrupled by the end of the 26 days.”

“Eastern feels it is important to respond to the Newtown tragedy by building community, creating meaningful dialogue and taking a moment to share an act of kindness with friends and strangers,” Molly Ayers, director of Community Engagement, said. “College campuses have long been a place to advocate for social change, and that'sy why we encourage everyone to chip in with a large or small act of kindness.”

The acts of kindness will be happening at both the Cheney and Riverpoint campuses:

 

  • The Happiness Project – Starts with speaker John de Graaf on the Happiness Initiative and Survey, Feb. 14
  • The Provost’s Office will collect 26 pairs of gloves and socks for the Cheney community
  • Riverpoint Campus food drive for 2nd Harvest
  • EWU’s Accounting/Finance Club will provide volunteer income tax filing assistance
  • Hand out snacks to Riverpoint Campus students during Student Appreciation Week
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fundraiser event with food and events
  • Post positive messages around campus
  • Collect stuffed animals for the Salvation Army’s Sally’s House
  • Provide help for household needs drive for Mission Community Outreach
  • Make up drive for Project Beauty Share
  • Student group will sponsor a Mental Health Awareness day
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