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Kindness Weekly: It Take a Village

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May 22, 2016

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space EditorEditor’s note: Dear Friends, We often hear that it takes a village to raise a child. I feel that it also takes a village to raise an adult, and help each of us grow. The stories this week remind us of the strength of community — a Teacher visiting the grave of a student, a family helping refugees, and a husband and wife reaching out to a mother and a child at a train station. These everyday heroes all weave together in a way that helps strengthen the fabric of our communities. –Guri space
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Small Acts of Kindness

space DANCE wrote: “Getting ready to leave some presents in my neighbours’ post boxes on my next walk 🙂 “
space sm2000 wrote: “Visited the home for the “specially enabled” yesterday and they gracefully accepted the clothes and sweets; giving me the opportunity to contribute to their life. The heartfelt warmth of that moment was such a lovely gift and the day unfolded beautifully “
space alisamom wrote: “Just now I almost got sucked into posting negative/complainy comments on FB. I quickly deleted them and logged off for the day. FB does NOT need more negativity and neither do I 🙂 “
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Featured Kindness Stories

Story1 Amidst the grief of losing a young life, grace emerged that humbled and touched her.
Story2 She experienced real “Mitzvah” as her and her husband befriended a Syrian refugee family.
Story3 His wife had an intuition to buy flowers and soon learned exactly who they were meant for.
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How One Woman’s App is Feeding Thousands

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May 22, 2016

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How One Woman's App is Feeding Thousands

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How One Woman’s App is Feeding Thousands

Komal Ahmad was a student at UC Berkeley when she experienced a life-changing moment. She had just returned from summer training for the U.S. Navy when she met a homeless veteran on the sidewalk. He hadn’t eaten in three days. Yet, across the street, thousands of pounds of uneaten food was being thrown away by her school. This was unacceptable to Ahmad, so she did something about it. “Those who have and are wasting and those who need and are starving — and they’re both living quite literally right across the street from each other,” she told the New York Times. “That’s just ridiculous.” [Her efforts have grown] into Copia, a food redistribution app that has given away an estimated 600,000 pounds of food to 720,000 people in the Bay Area. { read more }

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