Observed each year on February 17, National Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated by individuals, groups, and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.
Here in Niles Township, Trustee Bonnie Kahn Ognisanti has spearheaded a brand-new campaign this spring entitled ‘Kindness Counts’ and has secured support from a number of the area’s elementary schools. As a former preschool teacher, Bonnie knows just how important it is to instill positive character qualities in young schoolchildren.
“It’s our goal for Niles Township Government to validate its belief that kindness counts in our community and the behavior and ethos of our adult leaders impact the behavior of our children,” said Bonnie. “Our children are our future leaders. Learning at an early age how important it is to be kind to others is an important trait and one that is more important now than possibly ever before.”
Schools were provided specially-designed bingo cards with each square having a different act of kindness written inside. Children were then challenged to complete a “Bingo” and will be rewarded with a specially-designed ‘Kindness Counts’ button along with a free scoop of frozen custard, courtesy of Culver’s of Skokie.
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