Beginning at 10am on Tuesday, October 10, The Harmony Project launched its 26-hour “Kindness Around the Clock” campaign. Running in tandem with the Columbus Foundation’s Big Give, nearly 60 Harmony Project volunteers went out into the community to thank organizations and individuals around Franklin County with Intentional Acts of Kindness.
The day begun with a few choir members singing outside the Lincoln Theatre.
For the following 26 hours, Harmony Project volunteers and staff ventured into the community to learn more about and thank numerous organizations serving the Greater Columbus area.
Susie Blair of Jewish Family Services
Tuesday, October 10 – 10am
Mission: Strengthen individuals, families and the community. We are an organization rooted in a rich history of Jewish values. We help individuals of all races, ethnicities, and religions in the two most important aspects of their lives: family and work. Through a unique combination of mental health and workforce development services, we help people and families become stronger.
Columbus Collegiate Academy – Dana
Tuesday, October 10 – 12pm
Mission: Prepares middle school students to achieve academic excellence and become citizens of integrity. High expectations for scholarship and behavior, and an achievement-oriented school culture ensure all students are equipped to enter, succeed in, and graduate from the most demanding high schools and colleges.
South High Mentors from Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, October 10 – 2pm
Mission: One of America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers, with 68 facilities extending out across Ohio and beyond. It’s the pediatric expertise every child needs. Here, the future health and potential of all children, is being shaped. Here, our doctors and researchers are revolutionizing your child’s health and the health of future generations.
Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Tuesday, October 10 – 4pm
Mission: To provide the finest of dog guides to the qualified sightless. Pilot Dogs are trained to offer greater mobility and independence. Pilot Dogs are available to legally blind individuals who would benefit from such dogs. An individual is considered legally blind if the visual acuity in their better eye is 20/200 with the best possible correction, or their visual field is 20 degrees or less.
Wexner Heritage Village
Tuesday, October 10 – 6pm
Mission: Wexner Heritage Village is committed to providing superior healthcare, guided by the values and lessons of the Jewish faith. Our exceptional team remains privileged to be a partner with the individuals and families whose trust we seek to earn each and every day.
City of Columbus Division of Fire – Station 8
Tuesday, October 10 – 8pm
Mission: To serve our community by preventing emergencies through education and inspection. Minimizing injury, death, and propertydestruction due to fire, natural disaster and other emergencies while providing timely and effective emergency medical services.
YWCA Family Center
Tuesday, October 10 – 10pm
Mission: Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Heritage at Hannah Neil
Wednesday, October 11 – 12am
Mission: Provide a safe, home-like environment for children and families to work through their challenges and to overcome the barriers that limit successful functioning at school and in the community. Our programs are grounded in the philosophy of Trauma Informed Care and services are tailored to the specific needs of those seeking our help.
The Columbus Foundation
Wednesday, October 11 – 2am
Mission: To assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its citizens.
Van Buren Shelter
Wednesday, October 11 – 4am
Mission: We protect basic human rights and meet human needs by providing safe shelter. We instill hope and provide support to our guests for their long term success through empowerment, community engagement and teamwork.
City Year Columbus at Champion Middle School
Wednesday, October 11 – 6am
Mission: City Year is wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. We have committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate.
South High School
Wednesday, October 11 – 8am
Mission: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, October 11 – 10am
Mission: At the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center in west Columbus, we have created a haven for the growing Hispanic community. The Center is acting as a trampoline for Hispanic families, who want a better life for themselves and their families, by providing food and emergency assistance, health screenings, nutrition and English classes, legal consultations, and referrals to a number of our community partners.
Remember, you’ve got to try a little kindness….show a little kindness. Shine your light for everyone to see. Thank you to Outsider, the Columbus Foundation, Kittie’s Cakes, and Two Caterers for your AMAZING support!