How did you get involved with Serve Kindness?
I met Jillian of Serve Kindness while we were volunteering together for Mothers Out Front, an organization that mobilizes mothers and others working for climate change. We knitted scarves to tag trees near methane gas leaks in our community. It’s a big problem here. When you walk through the woods, you can smell the gas. Mothers Out Front had found out that this was an issue the gas companies are aware of and ignoring, so we were tagging to raise awareness. Mothers Out Front does amazing work—things needed in our local community that are also global problems. Both Jillian and I wanted to do more for Mothers Out Front so I offered to host a bowl party at my home to raise money for the organization.
How did it go?
It went very well. The Serve Kindness team took care of everything. It was very easy to open up my home with them, and they sold a lot of bowls. When people come into your home to hear intimately about an organization and their mission, they get very excited about it. It works well.
Did your guests like the bowls?
They loved them! They’re really beautiful. And it’s nice to support local artisans. That makes me—and others—feel good. It’s like you’re supporting two causes.
Why do you think this model works?
It’s critical that like-minded organizations doing similar work partner with one another. They can help each other raise awareness and spread the word. It’s really helpful and really important.
And whatever happened about those gas leaks in your town?
There’s now legislation that will require gas companies to fix the leaks, and to stop charging their customers for the waste caused by the leaks! It worked! This was largely due to the work Mothers Out Front did. It’s so gratifying to work with an organization that allows me to do something about a real local issue. There are so many things you can’t do something about! As a mother who is concerned about the environment, I’m happy to support them in every way I can.
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Performing an act of kindness can certainly make a person feel happier and it also has some other amazing “side effects.” Being kind can be good for the heart. It can slow aging. It can improve relationships. Best of all: It’s contagious!