The Community Foundation of North Central Washington just launched a Kindness Counts Initiative spearheaded by Gene Sharratt, where the communities in NCW are aiming to do 2,023 acts of kindness in the year 2023. Both the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee have proclaimed February 17th Random Acts of Kindness Day.
The art classes at Valley Academy wanted to be a part of this wonderful Kindness Counts NCW initiative. Students from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade created watercolor paintings of three-dimensional hearts with the heading “You are special and loved!” and gave them to the residents of Blossom Valley Assisted Living in Wenatchee to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th.
Valley Academy art teacher, Shawna Hawkins, contacted Blossom Valley and found out the number of residents that lived there so that each member of the Blossom Valley community would receive a message of kindness from a Valley Academy student. “This is a wonderful initiative to spark kindness in our NCW communities and a great way for people of all ages to know that any act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a difference in the lives of others,” said Hawkins.