Throughout February, a spotlight is being cast upon acts of kindness through Columbus.
An initiative organized by Besa and the Columbus Foundation, Columbus Kindness Month is using the power of social media and other avenues to celebrate ways everyone can be kinder to one another.
Here at the CRC, staff members are constantly witnessing acts of kindness as people are being fed, driven to doctors appointments, given access to low-cost high quality afterschool programming and much much more.
But several acts of kindness, resulting from an electronic connection, deserve special mention.
First, as promoted in this e-newsletter earlier this month, a 61-year-old single grandmother raising four grandchildren needed help getting a starter for her car. It did not take long for a couple of CRC supporters to step up and offer to help this woman repair her car.
One of the donors, who wished to remain anonymous, summed up her motivation in this way: “Not sure what moved me to help, other than knowing what it’s like to be in a situation where getting through the day depends on something you just don’t have the money for – like a car starter.”
In the second situation, a widow who took in an abandoned 17-year-old reported she needed size 11½ tennis shoes for him. Another donor quickly responded that she and her family wanted to help this teen.
“…In light of recent events, we have been trying to consider ways we can help, especially in our immediate community,” the mom of this family said.
“I have also been thinking a lot about kids and teenagers, and how much of a difference a bit of assistance can make at that age.”
This gift of kindness certainly will make a big difference! Thank you!