SACKed June 9th


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Since it’s the week before Father’s Day, this week’s Shining Act of Community Kindness is to write a kind note to your dad and give it to him BEFORE Father’s Day (so it will actually be a surprise!).  Sneak it in his wallet or lunch box, or leave it on his pillow or bathroom sink!  You could also do a chore that Dad usually does around the house (ie: take the trash out and leave a SACKed card on the empty trash can!)  Don’t forget to attach a SACKed card and call us with your story at 855-987-4463.

SACKed May 28, 2014

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This week’s SACKed idea is to thank someone you probably have never thanked before – your sanitation worker (or trash man)!  It’s a thankless job, but you’d notice if they quit working.  So, this week on trash day, decorate your trash bin with some streamers and a huge sign that says THANK YOU!  You can also leave a SACKed card, or perhaps include a gift card to your favorite coffee shop.

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Good News: Bullied Bus Monitor Teaches Kindness


Remember the story about Karen Klein, the school bus monitor that was bullied on the bus by 4 boys?  She is a widow and was a bus monitor because she couldn’t afford to retire.  The 10-minute cellphone video of her being ridiculed, sworn at and threatened by a group of seventh-graders went viral last June. They poked at her hearing aid and called her names as she tried to ignore them.  After that went viral, she was interviewed by the Today show and all the other major news outlets, and strangers started donating her money.  All in all, she received over $700,000.  Klein used part of it as seed money for the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation, which teaches kindness at concerts and through books. Most recently, the foundation partnered with the Moscow Ballet to raise awareness of cyberbullying as the dance company tours the United States and Canada.  And now, she’s finally been able to retire.  She said the major lesson she’s learned this past year is that there really are a lot of wonderful people in the world.  Read her full story here.

5-Year-Old Cowboy’s Wish Comes True


Residents of Waterloo, Illinois helped make a wish come true for a 5-year-old boy battling cancer. They lined up to make it a memorable day for 5-year-old Joe-Joe and his twin brother Patrick. Joe-Joe is battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.  His parents were blown away by the kindness of these strangers who made their sons feel like kings.  Meet Joe-Joe here.