‘Kindness Matters’ campaign in Moody encourages good deeds

GPCA students with the Kindness Matters banner. Photo submitted by Janelle Falbe.

Kids from the Gathering Place Christian Academy in Moody are challenging the city to spread acts of good deeds in the “Kindness Matters” campaign.

“I’m so excited for the students of GPCA to experience what it’s like to intentionally create a culture of kindness,” said Paula Chewning, who is the Advancement Director for GPCA. “It doesn’t have to be a grand act. Every kindness makes a difference.”

The campaign goes on until Oct. 29 where students engage in service projects and keep daily records of their acts of kindness. Moody Mayor Joe Lee is on board with the effort.

“When Mrs. Chewning approached me about supporting this campaign, I didn’t hesitate,” he said. “It is often overlooked how important an act of kindness can be.”

Doris Stanley Memorial Library in Moody is working with students of the academy to put together a “kindness display rock” at Moody City Park. Eighth graders from GPCA will be doing their part by visiting families at Ronald McDonald house.

Fifth through seventh graders will help by visiting and playing bingo with residents at Kirkwood by the River Assisted Living Facility.

Companies that are supporting the effort are: Publix, Red Diamond, Chick-Fil-A, St. Clair Animal Care, Consolidated Pipe and Supply Company, Inc., BancorpSouth and Daylight Donuts.

The academy will be posting updates on the campaign through its Facebook page with hashtag #KindnessMattersGPCA.

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