Along our journey we noticed that the kids we help have a huge desire to help others. Wanting to encourage that desire, we partnered with Dayton Children’s Hospital to create Kindness Matters. Kids in the schools we serve make and deliver get-well cards to patients in Children’s hospital. Thousands of sick or injured children have been encouraged by a hand-made card from another child.
Schools select 8-10 children to personally deliver the cards to the hospital. This is a very big day! School officials, parents, and school board members come along too. The kids place the cards into a specially made mailbox in the Family Resource Center at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Hospital officials tell the kids just how awesome it is that they encouraged a sick or injured child. Pictures are taken, and then each student is allowed to pick out 10 books to take back to their school. This completes our cycle of giving.