Spreading ripples of kindness in our community and beyond!
This project concept came as a response to do something positive following the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017. Unity Arts Ministry team member, Shannon Sleeper, brought the idea to Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins sharing her inspiration.
Inspired by “The Kindness Rocks Project” the goal was to bring a painted rock with a message of kindness for every student at Hazel Grove Elementary. Our ambitious goal was 500 Kindness Rocks.
In the end, due to the amazing support we received from individuals and organizations across the country, our final rock count was 616! Participants included several Unity organizations and churches; local individuals; a Kansas City restaurant; a cub scout troop in Massachusetts; and an artist in Myrtle Beach, SC.
During Random Acts of Kindness Week, the school hosted special presentations on kindness where we presented the rocks to students. Students were encouraged to place their rocks in the community to spread the message of kindness and compassion. Both students and teachers were inspired by the ripple of kindness they have already created.
One of the participating rock artists had this special message to be shared with the children. “May each of you feel the joy and magic that live in these rocks. We here at Unity felt like children again as we painted them and wrote messages on our rocks for each of you. A small gift of Kindness can make many people happy and truly be a gift that keeps on giving.”
Unity Arts Ministry is a proud partner of Charter for Compassion International, an organization dedicated to encouraging compassionate action in the world. For more information on our dedication to compassion click here.
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Thank You to These Participants!
Unity Artists Coalition
Unity World Headquarters, Unity Village, MO
Unity Village Chapel, MO
Unity Southeast, KCMO
Unity of the Heartland, Olathe, KS
Unity of Topeka, KS
Silent Unity, Unity Village, MO
Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity Village, MO
The Sisters of Myrtle, 2018 Women’s Retreat, MO
Cafe Gratitude, Kansas City
Cub Scout Den 4 of Pack #1728 in Lunenburg, MA
Lesta Sue Hardee, Myrtle Beach, SC
Regina Adams, Lees Summit, MO