The internet gets a bad rep as a place full of negativity, trolls, and people looking to bash others. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Every time you log on, you have the power to impact other people from all over the country. It’s time to bring kindness onto the internet in order … Continue reading Being Kind on Social Media
The holidays are approaching fast and the time of year for gift giving is upon us. Everywhere you look, you see ads offering the best gifts for him or the best gadgets for her. Giving holiday gifts is a great way to show your friends and family how much you care. But oftentimes the newest … Continue reading Give the Gift of Kyndfulness With Kynd Kits!
What is Treasure House of Hope? Treasure House of Hope is a nonprofit organization that uses biblical teachings to help people in touch situations get back on their feet. They teach how to live a disciplined lifestyle through on-the-job training and GED opportunities while providing a supportive living environment. They also provide medical, dental, vision … Continue reading Treasure House of Hope: My Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Annie L. kindly agreed to share her mental health journey and talk about what volunteering has done for her. Q: What made you want to volunteer originally? A: I was in a pretty dark place after moving to Colorado – felt super isolated and alone, but was too afraid to reach out to anyone. … Continue reading It Can and Will Get Better: Q&A with a Volunteer
Every parent wants to raise kids who are good human beings. Parents want nothing more than for their kids to be kind, happy, and mentally healthy. The key is to get them started young by teaching them about practicing kindfulness. Practicing kindfulness encourages kids to be nice to each other and will also improve their mental wellness down the road.
“It’s going to be like drinking from a firehouse,” Steve, a group leader at Project C.U.R.E., warns us in volunteer orientation. The Volunteer Experience Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Because they are a nonprofit, they rely on volunteers to come into their … Continue reading Touching Lives With Every Box: Volunteering at Project C.U.R.E.
Denver Rescue Mission is a nonprofit that is dedicated to serving the needs of those experiencing homelessness in Denver. The Crossing is one of their largest locations where they serve 130 men in the New Life Program and provide up to 100 rooms for STAR transitional program participants. Services such as meals, case management, and … Continue reading Never Too Old for Cookies: Volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission
How to stand up to depression as a bully Bullying, like depression, is all too common. More than likely, you’ve dealt with a bully at one point in your life. There has been someone in your life who has picked on you, called you names, or made you feel like you weren’t worthy. You have probably … Continue reading Depression is a Bully
Volunteer experiences made a difference in the community and on their own mental wellness this month. March means massive impact at Project Helping. At the end of March, we’ll have hosted 13 volunteer experiences in two different states. Over 115 volunteers participated. Equally important, these volunteer experiences expanded our kindfulness footprint! We’re back at A Precious Child this month … Continue reading March means MASSIVE Impact
Exploring the net impact of simple, helpful gestures. I attended my first Project Helping volunteer event recently at Urban Peak. We prepped, cooked, and served breakfast to over 50 homeless youth. The impact of providing hot, nutritious meals to homeless youth is apparent to the volunteers. While we discussed the incredible feelings volunteering provided we also discovered … Continue reading Total Picture of Impact