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PVCC Students #ShowLove in Celebration of World Kindness Day

 
PVCC Students #ShowLove in Celebration of World Kindness Day

There is nothing spooky about Friday the 13th this November as the world takes a collective breath in honor of World Kindness Day - a global celebration promoting the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world.

We could all use a little kindness as 2020 comes to a close and we find ourselves reflecting on the past year’s strife. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many of our students have found a way to stay connected to their community and continue showing kindness through volunteer activism. Now more than ever our community needs lifting up and a touch of normalcy.

Pay It Forward

  1. Run errands for an elder neighbor
  2. Tutor a student
  3. Foster an animal
  4. Serve meals at a local shelter
  5. Organize a yard sale for charity

Kindness Counts

  1. Smile with your eyes, even while wearing a mask
  2. Slow down and let a car cut in front of you or merge
  3. Pay for the person behind you at your local coffee or donut shop
  4. Return someones cart at the grocery store
  5. Hold the door for someone
Faith Pullen, Paradise Valley Community College student ambassadorFaith Pullen, Paradise Valley Community College student ambassador, said that volunteering “offers vital help to people in need and worthwhile causes.” Volunteering regularly with the local foundation Who I Am, she helps distribute care packages to the homeless, hoping to make their lives just a little easier.
Katherine MahoneyKatherine Mahoney, PVCC Psi Beta Chapter student, is involved in raising money for the Homeless ID Project, dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives by providing the critical first step of identification replacement services. Visit Mahoney's donation page to learn more.
Annie Cooper volunteers with Girls Leadership Academy PVCC student Annie Cooper volunteers with Girls Leadership Academy in Arizona, an all-girls Title 1 charter high school whose parent company is the nonprofit Florence Crittenton. Recently, Cooper organized a collection of non-perishable food items, water, and personal hygiene products to be distributed to students, who due to COVID-19, are facing even more difficult circumstances affording basic necessities.

When it comes to showing kindness in our communities, there are so many simple things we can do to get involved, stay connected, and show we care.

PVCC’s Student Emergency Fund

Right here on campus, we have an incredible program that aids students who may be experiencing an immediate, unexpected and critical financial hardship. With your help, we can ensure that the critical needs of our students are met, so they can focus on staying in class and achieving their educational goals. Visit https://www.paradisevalley.edu/emergencyfund to learn more.

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