Flooding the community with kindness
By Shay Lelonek
MARSHFIELD – A homegrown project is looking to make a difference in the Marshfield area.
The Kindness Project, set up by United 4 Community Wellness (U4CW,) is a project designed to flood the community with positivity through the month of June.
When asked about her goal for this project organizer, Stacey Schultz stated, “If I can make somebody’s day a little bit brighter… why wouldn’t we do that and I guess we’re just hoping that more people will think that way.”
U4CW is contributing to this idea by giving businesses in town $5 MACCI gift certificates and stickers to give out to community members in Marshfield. The stickers are to be given out to people who make a positive impact on someone’s day. Such as, holding the door for someone, or saying something kind.
This project has a lot of freedom as companies and community members get to decide who represents kindness in their community.
Companies involved include; Daily Grind, Uptown Coffee, City Hall, Bigby, Starbucks, Scotty’s, Pizza Ranch, and more. The idea is to encourage everyone to show extra thoughtfulness towards others through this summer month. The gift certificates are held for those who make an extra positive impact in our community, people who go out of their way to help those who need it. This can be done by being there for a friend, neighbor, family member, or anyone who needs it and helping them through a hard time, or through volunteering experiences.
U4CW consists of representatives from the Marshfield Area United Way, the Marshfield Community Foundation, School District of Marshfield, and local mental health professionals.