Twenty-year-old Alex Radelich started the project while in his first semester at Purdue University in Indiana. He dropped out to pursue ARK Project Now full time.
Five friends are hitting the streets this summer, spreading acts of random kindness to strangers around the country through a nonprofit organization called ARK Project Now.
They’ve traveled 6,000 miles in an RV doing simple acts with the mission of creating an epidemic of kindness.
“Kindness communicates value so no matter how large or small an act, it communicates value with people,” said Ted Thatcher, one of the friends who helped start the project.
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Kind Snacks, the guys have left care packages for homeless people, bought coffee for strangers, and visited the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha to cook dinner for families staying in long-term housing. READ MORE
Phyllis Gallant’s home was part of a Volunteers of America of Florida project on Wednesday. 18 strangers volunteered their time and made a real difference. Phyllis, a World War II Navy veteran, lost her husband and helper eight years ago. Since then, Phyllis 87, has been unable to keep up with everything. Gratitude for the kindness shared filled her heart while she watched her battered home being repaired. Read more.
Wondering if there is any human kindness left in the world? Kairle Wright will tell you there is for sure! She suffered a terrible loss and in it she found faith in humans and the spirit of kindness. If you have every suffered a loss or thought kindness no longer exists, then you’ve got to read this story.-http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/utah-family-suffers-tragedy-but-hoped-to-find-dog-lost-in-brandon/1242616
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