We are a family of three who felt helpless for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
We gathered some supplies to donate to those affected, then challenged our town to join us.
The community came together for the greater good.
Supplies poured in, including the use of a tractor-trailer and driver;
...And young volunteers (ages 7-14) and their parents, helped collect, organize, & load the truck.
Over two days at a local park in Central Jersey and 175 cars later,
the 53-foot tractor-trailer was filled.
The Tractor-Trailer Challenge™ was born...
...and the idea for the Local Acts of Kindness Foundation™ began to take root.
Local Acts of Kindness Foundation™ officially launched on November 13, 2019,
which is also 'World Kindness Day'.
The launching of the Local Acts of Kindness Foundation™
is a longtime dream for our Founder.
Nancy's path to this endeavor has been anything but straight,
while navigating careers in other industries.
But one thing remained constant throughout...
her real passion for helping others and spreading joy
through acts of kindness.
In that vein, Nancy and her family established the
Local Acts of Kindness Foundation™
and created all of its programs,
to express that passion and encourage neighbors to
experience the contagious fun of spreading kindness, joy,
and help where needed.
'Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.' - Dalai Lama
Helping others is at the core of our foundation's CFO & VP.
would not run without Henry's expertise
in finance, management, and logistics,
and undoubtedly his big heart.
Henry, along with his family,
enjoy participating in acts of kindness within
their own community… and have all seen first-hand
how quick and eager others are to participate
in organized group acts of kindness.
'Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see.' - Mark Twain
Acts of kindness have always played a role in Colin’s life.
Upon learning that children lost their toys in
Superstorm Sandy (2012),
Colin, (then age 7), gathered together three boxes
filled with his own toys to donate,
kicking off what is now known as
the Tractor-Trailer Challenge™ .
Colin, now 14, is the Creator, Entertainer,
& Volunteer Coordinator of our
Senior Serenades™ program.
Colin also gives a voice to many of our furry shelter friends
in our Rescues Speak™ program.
'When you are helping others, you are helping yourself.'
Our Goldendoodle, Tad, is an integral part of
our family, the organization, and its mission.
Tad reminds us daily of how a small act of kindness
toward God’s creatures are returned to us
in the form of unconditional love and joy.
Tad is a big supporter of our Rescues Speak™ program,
giving our local shelter pet population a voice,
and a better chance at finding their fur-ever homes.
Coincidentally, Tad was born on November 13th, 2013,
* World Kindness Day *
...which is also the official launch day of the
Local Acts of Kindness Foundation™ (2019).
‘Life’s Ruff. Be Kind.’ – Tad
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