Acts of Kindness for City anniversary

Photo by Daniel Ingram

On  Saturday, Nov. 21 on the Ventura City Hall front steps the National Family Volunteer Day was celebrated with local families performing Acts of Kindness.  As part of the City of Ventura’s 150th anniversary events, Mayor Cheryl Heitmann is asking community members to perform A Million Acts of Kindness.

city volunteer day insetVolunteer Ventura hosted Family Volunteer Day to celebrate the power of families working together, and to help teach children valuable real-life lessons about compassion and caring.

Families participated in “Kindness Stations” such as:
~  Donating canned/boxed food for FOOD Share, stuffed animals for the Ventura Police Department outreach, or a new, unwrapped toy for Ventura City Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive.
~  Decorating a pebble in our Kindness Rocks station.
~  Making a holiday letter/card for one of our deployed servicemen/women.
~  Participating in a service scavenger hunt.
~  Offering a free cup of coffee to a stranger or to a favorite downtown merchant (thanks to donations provided by Starbucks).

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