“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
– Margaret J. Wheatley
Every time we do something to help our community grow more kind, resilient and welcoming, we SPARK Kindness. Together as families, schools, organizations, businesses, coaches, artists, faith and community leaders, we can make sure no one feels alone, bullied, unsupported or unconnected.
Boston 2020 - A Marathon of Kindness!
SPARK Kindness is thrilled to have 2 charity runners making the 26.2 mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston to support kindness and community!
Here’s to Dr. Jennifer Delrey! Jen is a child psychologist who specializes in working with children with special needs. She is also SPARK’s Board chair and deeply committed to supporting youth and families.
Here’s to Crista Lambert! Crista is a sign language interpreter at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham (TLC). Crista believes strongly in inclusivity and bringing our community together.
We are so excited to cheer for these amazing women, every step of the way!
Won’t you join us with a gift today to support Jen and Crista’s marathon of kindness! Thank you!
More about SPARK!
Launched to counter cyberbullying in 2010, SPARK Kindness has grown into a nonprofit convener, educator, resource, and friend—and the biggest fan of our community's shared strengths. SPARK Kindness hosts speakers, parenting groups, community activities, and supports whenever needed. All SPARK programs and resources are FREE thanks to dedicated volunteers, donors, business and philanthropic sponsors, and friends.
SPARK Kindness is unique because it addresses serious issues affecting families and the community as a whole, such as bullying, mental health, social and emotional development, substance use and inclusion, with a unifying, grassroots approach.
Programming: SPARK resources and services are free of charge and open to the public. During the past nine+ years, SPARK has offered more than 150 free programs, reaching more than 10,000 individuals from Natick, MetroWest and beyond.
Approach: SPARK Kindness takes a proactive, strengths based approach to building a community that promotes dignity and respect for all.
· Proactive: We cannot wait until there are tragedies relating to bullying or intolerance before we take a stand for a respectful community.
· Strengths Based: Starting with “what works” makes us stronger. Before we address the difficult problems facing families and communities, we need to get in touch with our strengths, which, in turn, empower us.
· Community Based: We can face any problem if we do so together, collaborate and pool our resources and talents.
We invite you to join us in Natick and a growing network of communities to SPARK even more kindness in 2020, and beyond! You can visit www.SPARKKindness.org for more information about upcoming programs and resources.