Kids kick off Random Acts of Kindness Week at City Hall
The Junior Joy Team spreads joy to EVERY employee at Vancouver, Washington City Hall
WHAT: The Junior Joy Team will be planting their first seeds of joy in the heart of their hometown: Vancouver USA's City Hall. Kicking off Random Acts of Kindness Week on February 13th, the inaugural group of Junior Joy Team kids, ranging in age from 6 to 11, will deliver little packets of happiness to all 260 city employees working in City Hall. Starting with Mayor Tim Leavitt and City Manager Eric Holmes.
The packets, hand-packed by the kids in heart-covered bags, include cards with positive messages and drawings from the children, a Bit-O-Honey, a chocolate kiss, and a "LOVE your life" card from The Joy Team. Before scattering joy on the first day of Random Acts of Kindness Week, the kids will learn about each city department housed at City Hall and how the work of those employees improves our lives.
WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2012 beginning at 8:15 am
WHERE: Vancouver City Hall: 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA
WHY: To spread joy, optimism and inspiration to people who work every day at making our lives better and more enjoyable; and to help the children experience the happiness that comes from spreading joy while teaching them about community and the value of contribution while demonstrating how connected we all are to each other.
The Junior Joy Team plans to spread joy, inspiration and optimism throughout the year. The kids have suggested visiting the Fire Department, Police Department, teachers, nurses, garbage collectors, construction workers and others.
Founded in February 2010, The Joy Team is a non-profit corporation based in Vancouver, Washington, with the mission of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration to millions. We carry out this mission by helping people shift into a positive frame of mind through the incredible power of positive words. In 2010 we put up 28 billboards, effectively putting 25.9 million seeds of joy out into the world. In 2011 we involved over 300 people in spreading positive messages in 3 countries (USA, France, Netherlands) and 22 U.S. states on August 23rd using sidewalk chalk; and we started a free online directory of organizations working for joy, kindness and love: JoyKindnessAndLove.com. Learn more at thejoyteam.org.