May 1st has been declared by Mayor Forcier as Random Acts of Kindness day for Hutchinson! As part of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute, one of the small groups in which CB&T employee, Deb Froemming, is a part of, worked to achieve this annual day. Following are parts of the Proclamation:
Whereas, the Random Acts of Kindness group, as part of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute, has set out to spread goodwill throughout the city of Hutchinson.
Whereas, it has been noted the Random Acts of Kindness promote a healthy life, by improving overall disposition for both the giver and receiver.
Whereas, the Random Acts of Kindness group believe that people of all ages, young to old, can help to make a better world by doing something nice for someone else.
Whereas, the goal for this proclaimed date is to encourage a Pay It Forward exponential response. For each Random Act of Kindness received, the hope is that the recipient will in turn do several random acts, as so on.
You may have seen the Random Acts of Kindness group’s first project, the “Scarf Project”, in February, when they tied scarves around trees in Library Square. They attached a note saying “I am not lost! If you’re stuck out in the cold take this scarf to keep warm!” Their goal was to let someone know that they are thought of and to hopefully provide some warmth to someone in need. We look forward to seeing the group’s next project and hope that it catches on in Hutchinson and more groups or individuals do Random Acts of Kindness. Not just on May 1st, but every day.
Random Acts of Kindness group: Shari Graf, Tracy Nielsen, Deb Froemming, Laurie Gelschus, and Jill Borg