The 21st annual Violence Awareness & Random Acts of Kindness Week (VARAK) is being held March 6th to 12th, 2017. The purpose of the week is to promote positive energy to counteract the negative effects of senseless violence in our society, through Acts of kindness. Twenty-four thousand area elementary & high school students in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties are invited to participate as well as the greater Quinte, North Hastings & Prince Edward County communities.
You are invited to participate in the planned events for the week:
Monday March 6th - Opening ceremonies, student awards candle light vigil remembering victims of violence to be held at the Quinte Mall Kindness Court at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 7th - Kindness Crews will be travelling throughout Belleville, Trenton, Frankford, Stirling, Madoc, Marmora, Picton & Wellington bestowing acts of kindness upon those communities.
Wednesday March 8th - Blue Ribbon of Hope Day - you are invited to wear a blue ribbon as a symbol of hope to end senseless violence. A supply of blue lapel ribbons will be available in the community and at each Highland Shores Children's Aid office.
Saturday March 11th - draws will be held for a handmade, mohair "Reel'in the Kindness Bear", a beautiful lap quilt & the Kindness Citizen of the Year.
Sunday March 12th - Random Acts of Kindness Day - acts of kindness are those deeds that take an extra effort of being kind when you are not required to do so. Make a positive difference in someone's life!
Quinte's Kindness Citizen - take a moment to nominate a co-worker, family member, friend or someone you know who makes a positive difference - it's that simple!! Click here to obtain a ballot to cast your vote for QUINTE'S KINDNESS CITIZEN.
It's easier than ever - you can e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail in your kindness citizen nomination entry! All you need to provide is the nominee's name and your name and contact numbers.
Deadline for entries is noon Friday, March 10/17.
Take a moment to nominate a co-worker, family member, friend or someone you know who makes a positive difference - it's that simple!!
Raffle tickets for a draw for a "Reel'in the Kindness Bear," Lap quilt and $50 gift card ( $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00) are available by visiting the VARAK booth at the Kindness Court, Quinte Mall anytime from March 6 – 11/17. This is a beautiful handcrafted, mohair bear with moveable parts and has an estimated value over $300.00. Draw will be held Saturday, March 11/17. Click here to see Kindness Bear.
Remember Kindness is contagious, please pass it on! Visit the website at www.varak.ca