Valentine's Day Kindness Project 2023
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Valentine’s Day Kindness Project 2023

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Valentine’s Day Kindness Project 2023

It’s the month of love, and what better way to show your love for others than by doing something kind? This Valentine’s Day, why not get your kids involved in a project that will spread cheer to others? Make cards for local hospitals! Not only will it put a smile on the patients’ and staff faces, but it will also teach your kids the importance of being kind and giving back. Here are a few simple tips to get started.

Thank you to our 2023 Valentine’s Day Kindness Partners

sylvan
Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, & Gardena Centers
south bay galleria
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You can complete the Valentine’s Day Kindness Project with your family, friends, school, Boy/ Girl Scout Troop and more!

  1. Parents – register here, so we can have an estimate on how many cards are coming in.
  2. Pull together any arts and crafts supplies like construction paper, markers, crayons, stickers, stamps, etc. Check out our DIY Valentine Card ideas here.
  3. You can complete this project on Zoom with a group of friends, in a classroom, with a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop, a sports team, or just at home with family.
  4. Let kids get creative! Having fun is part of learning the benefits of kindness.
  5. Include your child’s first name and age on the card.
  6. IMPORTANT: Greetings should be general good wishes applicable to a diverse patient population. No religious or sectarian references. Please do not mention get-well phrases. Good examples: “Best Wishes,” “Thinking of you today.” “Sending sunny wishes your way.” “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
  7. Cards don’t need to be in envelopes, but please leave them unsealed if they are.
  8. While doing this project, have a conversation about what it means to give back and share kindness.  Here are some examples of conversation starters from Abby Withee, MFT, www.thatthingisaidinsession.com
    • We’re making these cards for people in the hospital who are sick.
      • How do you think it will make them feel to get a special card when they don’t feel well?
      • What would make you feel happy if you weren’t feeling well?
      • How does it make you feel to know they will feel happy/smile/etc because of the cards you made?
    • What else can we do to be kind and spread happiness?
    • Talk to your kids about bucket fillers. We all have a bucket inside of us and kind acts fill up our bucket with good feelings. We can fill our buckets by doing good things for others as well as receiving.
    • Parents, check out this post: Growing Your Heart With Gratitude by Abby Withee, MFT

Drop your cards off at these locations by Monday, Feb 6, 2023

Select Sylvan Learning Centers
1137 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
720 S Allied Way Suite C El Segundo CA 902452
3326 Hawthorne Blvd #170 Torrance CA 90505
1045 W Redondo Beach Blvd #170, Gardena, CA 90247

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Drop cards cards at the Customer service Kiosk located on the first level
(North side of the mall by the CPK/Red Robin entrance)

Bayview Pediatric Dental Group
500 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 301, Manhattan Beach, CA,

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“Although we appear so connected through social media, the kind of meaningful connection we need as human beings has diminished greatly in today’s world. Research by Kristin Neff and others shows that the key to happiness is self-compassion, and self compassion comes from a combination of mindfulness and connectedness.  We need to feel connected to know we are not alone and others experience the same ups and downs that we do. So how do we increase connectedness for ourselves and our children?  Acts of kindness are a great way to start and easy for kids to understand and join in on. Doing something for another without expecting something in return is a valuable lesson for children and opens up the opportunity for conversations about gratitude, helping, and other family values you may have.  In addition, an act of kindness can give us an endorphin, the”feel good” neurotransmitters, greater than getting something. That can make kindness habit forming!” – Abby Withee, MFT, www.thatthingisaidinsession.com

Click here to pre-register

We’ve also partnered with local businesses in the South Bay to help us do this project.  Once you are done creating the cards, you can drop them off at any of this businesses below. During normal business hours.  All cards must be received by Monday, Feb 6, 2023. More businesses to be added soon!

Select Sylvan Learning Centers
1137 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
720 S Allied Way Suite C El Segundo CA 902452
3326 Hawthorne Blvd #170 Torrance CA 90505
1045 W Redondo Beach Blvd #170, Gardena, CA 90247

South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Drop cards cards at the Customer service Kiosk located on the first level
(North side of the mall by the CPK/Red Robin entrance)

Cards will be delivered to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. If you work for a local hospital and would like cards, please email us info@localanchor.com

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