Kindness is defined as "the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate." Every February, the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, in collaboration with the Shippensburg Area School District, encourages the Shippensburg community to be friendly, generous, and considerate. The "be kind." campaign is organized by the Teen Leadership Club. Together the teens create fun and meaningful ways to be friendly, generous, and considerate to each other and ourselves. We invite the entire Shippensburg community to participate! Together we can create a kind community for all.
be kind. Toolkit
Below you will find various tools to make February the kindest month ever! We provide you with information such as the #ShipBeKind Calendar, Kindoor & Kindow Kit instructions, weekly Kindness Monuments, #ShipBeKind photo/video submission process, and #ShipBeKind Swag Friday. We hope that these tools guide you on your journey to spread positivity throughout the Shippensburg community. We suggest you start by downloading the official #ShipBeKind calendar. Click the box below!
Kindoor & Kindow Kits
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.
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) 477-9100 and leave a voicemail to learn how to make this happen.
"YOUR DEEDS ARE YOUR MONUMENTS." To Auggie Pullman, the protagonist in Wonder by R.J. Palacio, this meant, "...we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you. That's why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone."
We invite you to create monuments of kindness with us! Kindness Monuments are different from the "daily acts of kindness" you will see on the #ShipBeKind Calendar. Daily acts of kindness are small but powerful acts you can easily do every day in the month of February to spread positivity! Kindness Monuments are larger, more time-consuming acts with a major payoff for the people around you and yourself. Kindness Monuments will start the second week in February and last throughout the month. Set a goal to complete all or some of these activities! Even just one act of kindness can make a difference, and together we can establish a legacy of kindness.
Kindness Monument Week Two (2/8 - 2/12)
Leave Kindness Rocks at the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail -- take some time to stroll on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail but before you head over for a nice walk along the CVRT create a Kindness Rock! Place your finished rock alongside the trail so runners, walkers, hikers, bicyclists, and more can safely view your positive message while being active. Click here to learn how to make a Kindness Rock!
Kindness Monument Week Three (2/15 - 2/19)
Create a “be kind.” poster to be displayed in the community -- using small, medium, or large poster board write a kindness quote or simply write the phrase "be kind." Deliver or mail your poster to Katie's Place located at 130 South Penn Street in Shippensburg, PA, and your creation will be displayed somewhere in the community.
Kindness Monument Week Four (2/22 - 2/26)
Create a Kindoor or Kindow Kit to be donated to the community -- download the instructions here!
Submit #ShipBeKind Photo/Video
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) 477-9100 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) 477-9100 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.