Our Impact

In 2016, we started with 250 acts of kindness being completed in one community. By 2017 the event grew to 1,200 acts. In 2018 we completed over 3,000 acts of kindness in four hours throughout Michigan, Colorado, Ohio, Minnesota and even Australia! Can you imagine the growth we are going to see in 2019!?

We held The Kindness Rally four times in 2018, with the main event on August 18, 2018. In total we had 77 teams participate from the USA to Australia. The year before we had 28 teams - so that is 175% growth!  

We have had incredible support over the years which enabled us to partner with local organizations to grow this project. Our partners make this event happen! Donations help us purchase supplies and shirts for our event. Did you know every dollar left over each year is given to the participating teams to pay it forward for someone else directly in their community? We are so thankful our support has been increasing as well. In 2017 we raised nearly $2,500 and in 2018 we received $2,650! Past sponsors include; Planet Fitness, Benton Employment Solutions, Autumn Hicks of Coldwell Banker, Men on the Move, Former Michigan State Senator David Knezek, MI Roots - Keller Williams, Community Choice Credit Union, Homeline Appliance, No Money No Time Screen Printing, Coeus Creative Group, LMR and Associates, P. L. L. C., Merci Massage, Burton Tree Service, Township True Value, Fat Kats Pizza, Keg & Wine, The Redford Grill, and Marko's Cozy Diner. 

 
The 2016 manager from Planet Fitness in Redford, Karen Ryan, writes what she loves about the community she works in during the event afterglow. Planet Fitness has been a premium sponsor and supportive participant of our kindness rallies since the beginning.

The 2016 manager from Planet Fitness in Redford, Karen Ryan, writes what she loves about the community she works in during the event afterglow. Planet Fitness has been a premium sponsor and supportive participant of our kindness rallies since the beginning.

In this photo from the first rally in 2016, Susan Dials (left) and Jen Aaro (right) hear for the first time that word of their kindness rally had spread to other cities, states and countires in just a few hours.

In this photo from the first rally in 2016, Susan Dials (left) and Jen Aaro (right) hear for the first time that word of their kindness rally had spread to other cities, states and countires in just a few hours.

Total Acts of Kindness Completed