A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

The Cereal Heroes - Fighting Hunger One Box at a Time

Some kids spend their free time playing video games, riding bikes, or adventuring with friends. For the Cereal Heroes of Laconia, NH, their free time is spent making a difference in their community.

The Cereal Heroes began one winter day when four friends decided to spend their day off from school shoveling snow to make money to buy cereal for their school’s Providing Awesome Weekend Suppers program (PAWS). The PAWS program was created to provide students at the Pleasant Street School access to nutritious meals over weekends when they are unable to eat meals at school. At the end of their snow day, the group had raised over $200; but that was only the beginning.

Once the Cereal Heroes realized it didn’t take long to make money, they continued shoveling and doing odd jobs around their community to raise additional funds to help their cause. They gave up birthday gifts in exchange for donations and also started making and selling blankets at local craft fairs. Soon they were buying cereal for all five schools in Laconia. As their project grew, the group received a grant from Heart and Hands to help them continue providing for the community, and soon their donations included more than just cereal. They filled buckets with towels, goggles, flip flops, reusable bottles, and other summer camp necessities for kids in need. This past school year, they donated 50 full-sized backpacks filled with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other personal care items to Laconia schools to help students feel more confident going back to school. In June, they hosted a Nerf gun battle which raised over $500 to collect more items for their community.

The organizations the Cereal Heroes have helped include New Beginnings (an organization dedicated to fighting abuse), the Jimmy Fund Pediatric Cancer Ward, The Belknap House (a local emergency shelter), Vineyard Church Food Pantry, the Laconia School District, NH Make a Wish, and more.

The Cereal Heroes have now grown to 17 members in fifth through eighth grade and continue to provide for the kids in their community. For more information on the Cereal Heroes and how you can help, visit their Facebook page.

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