27 2019

Community-Wide Amplify Kindness Event

1:00PM - 4:00PM  

Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR

Contact Sallie Cohen
Addn'l contact: Ruthie Matinko-Wald 503-756-5746

Who’s looking for good news?  Who wants to create good news?  Who wants to share good news?  We do! That’s why we’re here!! Please tell us how!!  On October 27th, 1-4pm, our free, citywide Amplify Kindness! PDX Event will involve people of all ages, religions, ethnicities, genders, AND more coming together, working side-by-side, and creating artistic tokens of kindness to take home and give away, anonymously (or not). This means neighbors might receive a red rose with an attached note of kindness on their doorsteps or the tops of their mailboxes. Strangers might find a painted rock with a message of kindness in a restaurant flower pot, a park bench, or even an elevator. Little Library users might find kindness bookmarks tucked into their next read. Ultimately, spreading intentional gestures and messages of kindness fuels a feel-good spark and a sense of community—for the giver as well as the receiver.

Supplies will be provided, but if you have them, please bring markers, pens, paper, and the like to use and share with others. No prior artistic expertise is required.

The Amplify Kindness! PDX event will begin with inspirational words from a speakers including Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Jan Musgrove Elfers, President of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  In a June Op-Ed article in the Oregonian on the antidote to hate crimes, Elfers wrote: “In addition to our prayers, we are compelled to act. Given the nature of this growing threat, we recognize that a more proactive response is required beyond the polarization and gridlock of our political system. We believe that the antidote to hate crimes is friend-making.”

Positive Charge! PDX’s Amplify Kindness! PDX is that proactive, “friend-making” event. We believe in the therapeutic value of doing something kind for another, and that intentional acts of kindness generate bonds between people, help to build bridges of education and tolerance, and ultimately create peace in our world.

Please join us in our mission to AMPLIFY KINDNESS!

NOTE: Because space is limited, please complete an RSVP for each individual who will be attending, so we know numbers and can plan accordingly. Thank you for coming, creating, and sharing❣️ RSVPS and event details at: PositiveChargePDX.org

Sponsor: Positive Charge! PDX, Mittleman Jewish Community Center