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London, ON Delivers On 1000 Acts of Kindness Challenge
1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge started Oct. 1 and continues through end of the month Londoners are drastically exceeding the challenge goal: Nearly 55,000 kind acts reported in last year’s effort
Londoners are performing nearly 53 kind acts a day as the clock ticks down in the 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge.The city’s kindness quotient stood at about 900 Monday morning as police got rolling on an effort to up the ante.Officers started the day with more than 500 stuffed animals — dubbed Hero Bears and dressed in patrol or tactical uniforms — that they planned to give away at random. The effort was made possible through financial support from Scotiabank, Chief Brad Duncan said.“We know we can make a difference in our community,” Duncan said. “What I’m hoping … is that our officers are out and about in the community, they’ll see an opportunity to just show a little kindness.”This marks the police service’s second year participating in the kindness challenge. Last year’s kind acts included food-bank donations and buying coffee for citizens, Duncan said.

Sometimes the smallest acts carry the most power, said Meredith Fraser, coordinator of the anti-hate and anti-bias program at LUSO Community Services.

LUSO issued its first kindness challenge in 2009. That challenge, along with last year’s, prompted a combined 106,760 acts.

“It’s not about a number,” Fraser said. “It’s really about seeing a need, meeting that need and … making a community that’s resilient to hate.”

On the web

To report a kind act or to learn more about the 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge, check out 1000acts.ca.

[Thanks metronews.ca]

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