Have you ever walked past a door or looked at a window with a kind message and felt like there was a little more hope in the world? Have you ever wanted to be the person who created that kind of message? You have arrived at the perfect place. We invite anyone to create a "kindoor" or "kindow" kit to be donated to a door or window in need of kindness! Click the box below to learn how to make and submit a kit.
Submit #ShipBeKind Photo/Video
We also encourage you to decorate your own doors and windows at home to bring cheer to family, friends, and neighbors! If you are a business or agency in Shippensburg and would like to have your door or window decorated, please email email@example.com or call (717) 477-1961 and leave a voicemail to learn how to make this happen.
Kindness is defined as "the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate." Genuine kindness expressed through daily living has the potential to change lives by making individuals feel cared for. The #BeKind movement brings awareness of the importance of kindness in everyone’s lives during the month of February. #ShipBeKind encourages the Shippensburg residents to carry out acts of kindness in our community.
In 2021, the Shippensburg Borough Council declared February as ShipBeKind month, stating that “during the month of February, the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, in collaboration with the Shippensburg Area Middle School Teen Leadership Club, encourages the Shippensburg Community to be friendly, generous, and considerate…It is asked of all Shippensburg Borough residents to come together to spread positivity throughout the community.”
We are pleased to add Shippensburg University as one of our participating schools this year, led by the Shippensburg University’s Wellness Program. Students in the Shippensburg Area School District and Shippensburg University Wellness Program will be spreading kindness during the month of February through the #shipbekind campaign with the help of SCRC.
be kind. Toolkit
See below for information on ways you can spread kindness in February such as #ShipBeKind Calendar, Kindoor & Kindow Kit instructions, ShipBeKind photo/video submission process, #ShipBeKind Swag Friday and more! Below is info about our 2022 Be Kind events. There are different calendars as different schools, Shippensburg University (SU), Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) and Shippensburg Area Middle School (SAMS) are doing different events throughout the month. The Community Calendar is for all of Shippensburg.
Kindoor & Kindow Kits
If you are interested in being featured in #ShipBeKind publicity events including but not limited to the #ShipBeKind video pledge or #ShipBeKind Swag Spotlights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717) 477-1961 and leave a voicemail to learn how to make this happen.
#ShipBeKind Swag Friday
We invite anyone with #ShipBeKind swag to wear their "be kind." clothing every Friday during the month of February! Check out different community members sporting their #ShipBeKind swag below. If you want to be featured in #ShipBeKind Swag Spotlights, please email email@example.com or call (717) 477-1961 and leave a voicemail to learn how to make this happen.
SAMS counselors sporting their #ShipBeKind swag.
Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition members showing off their #ShipBeKind swag before presenting to the SU Council of Trustees.
SASHS Teen Leadership Club wearing #ShipBeKind swag in front of their kind window messages or "kindow" creations.