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Commit to 15 Minutes of Kindness

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Commit to 15 Minutes of KindnessCelebrate World Kindness Day with the Center for HumanKindness.
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Celebrate World Kindness Day and Widen Your World with two acts of kindness—sharing a conversation with a neighbor and supporting a local nonprofit! 

The Center for HumanKindness at The Columbus Foundation invites the community to join it in honoring World Kindness Day by taking 15 minutes to connect and share two, five-minute conversations with your neighbors. As a thank you and act of community solidarity, the Center for HumanKindness will make a $50 donation* in your honor to a nonprofit of YOUR choice listed in The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store.

Participating is easy, fun, and only requires 15 minutes of your time!

Here’s how it works:

  • Commit to 15 minutes of kindness. Register for a 15-minute Zoom timeslot on Friday, November 12, or Saturday, November 13. In each session, participants will be randomly paired with community members for two virtual 5-minute get-to-know-you conversations. Keep your eye out for a confirmation email after you select your time with more details, including conversation starters to get you going!
  • Widen your world. Show up to the virtual event ready to listen, learn, and share! New to Zoom? This tutorial will get you started.
  • Connect with community. After your conversation, you’ll receive an email with a link to a survey. Here you will share where you would like the Center for HumanKindness to direct a $50 donation* in your honor! You will help local nonprofits fulfill their missions and make central Ohio a kinder place for all its residents.
  • Reap the benefits. Research shows that engaging with strangers boosts your spirits and builds empathy. Your participation will start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that strengthens the fabric of our city—thank you!
  • Questions? Email [email protected].

*Registration closes on Wednesday, November 10 at noon. This opportunity is for central Ohio residents 18 years and older. The first 200 participants qualify to direct a $50 donation to a nonprofit of their choice in The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store.

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