Are you a person who wants more kindness in the world?
Are you a person who wants to support, children, learning how to make a positive impact in their community?
Are you a person who loves supporting growing non-profits?
Are you a person who loves high fives?
If you have answered “YES” to any of these questions, you have made it to the right campaign!
Meet Kind Club- the weekly, co-ed, inclusive social/service club for school-aged children. A program designed to encourage children to: identify their community, investigate the needs of that community, analyze that data and create an individually crafted service project to help fill that specific community need!
We give children agency over creating kindness in their community!
We believe that children are capable of creating real change in their community.
We believe in fostering a growth mindset, leaning into mistakes as opportunities to grow and learn.
We believe in supporting all children to work together through all moments, difficult and easy.
We believe that feelings inspire thoughts, thoughts inspire beliefs, beliefs inspire actions, and actions can change everything.
We believe that you can help us!
We are a growing non-profit (501(c)(3) (pending) founded in Richmond, Va and we need some help expanding our reach to serve in more locations and allow our program to grow.
How you can help us out is by donating $5 (or more, we will not say no, we will thank you in the ways listed below) and sharing this campaign with 5 of your friends who really dig what we are doing as well. The goal is to spread the word and grow the cause to help support and fund our reach and support four full programs!
This campaign will run from March 1, 2018- April 1, 2018!
Read below to find a way to help us at every budget:
High $5: You help us with the supplies cost of one Kind Club member! (You will receive a high five call out on our social media platforms!)
High $25: You will help us with the supplies cost for five Kind Club members! (You will receive a handwritten “Thank You” card written by a Kind Club member!)
High $50: You will help us fund 1/2 of a project! (You will receive a video shout out from Kind Club members and board members, delivered on Instagram and Facebook Live!)
High $97: You will help fund one Kind Club member tuition! (You will receive a pack of 6 Kind Club blank cards, designed by Fox Kitty Candy Kind Club in the Fall of 2017)
High $500: You will help fund FIVE Kind Club projects! (You will receive a half dozen professionally made Kind Club cookies!)
High $1455: You will help fully fund an entire Kind Club! (You will receive a hand-painted mug, painted by a Kind Club board member along with a pound of RVA based coffee or loose-leaf tea of your choice!)
Thank you for helping us and we look forward to serving your community!
Goodbye and high-fives-
XO, Kind Club RVA
So why high-fives?
At the end of every Kind Club, we all share "Good-bye and high fives". This helps connect us all together. There are several studies that show a correlation of positive touch and the increase of connection together. We end each Kind Club with a stronger bond together. And now you're part of that bond as well.
Hand-holding or hugging also results in a decrease of the stress hormone cortisol, says Matt Hertenstein, an experimental psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana.
"Having this friendly touch, just somebody simply touching our arm and holding it, buffers the physiological consequences of this stressful response," Hertenstein says.
In addition to calming us down and reducing our stress response, a friendly touch also increases the release of the oxytocin — also called the "cuddle hormone" — which affects trust behaviors.
"Oxytocin is a neuropeptide, which basically promotes feelings of devotion, trust, and bonding," Hertenstein says.
Oxytocin levels go up with holding hands, hugging — and especially with therapeutic massage. The cuddle hormone makes us feel close to one another.
"It really lays the biological foundation and structure for connecting to other people," Hertenstein says.
From the NPR story here.
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