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The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week (January 27-31, 2014) devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. It was started to create a culture of kindness at schools with the belief that every act counts.

checklist-1 In the past children delighted the world with kind deeds such as bringing cookies to firefighters, leaving hearts on cars, writing thank you letters to mail carriers, raising money for various organizations, and many other ways to make a positive difference in our world.

The challenge was created by Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service, and environmental projects.

All schools are invited to take part of this challenge and any school interested in participating can register here.  By registering all schools receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist and toolkit.

During the 2013 Great Kindness Challenge, 111,855 students created over 5 million acts of kindness!

How will you participate in the Great Kindness Challenge? Share your kindness story by posting your stories, photos, and videos at their Facebook page or email them at info@greatkindnesschallenge.org.