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"The Kindness Race" at a school in Charlotte

(Photo courtesy Photography by Chanda) (Photo courtesy Photography by Chanda)

“I was just so taken aback and in awe of everything I was seeing and hearing…”

Mom Chanda Pope wrote about the Corvian Community School in Charlotte.

“The school implemented a beautiful idea," she said. "To be fair, it was my idea. But it was amazing!”

Gotta love her honesty. 

The idea was a “Kindness Race”, based on the TV show The Amazing Race.

“Kindness” ranged from baking cookies and delivering them to Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC, singing carols, giving gifts to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers, making and handing out cards at local hospitals, bringing help to sick children and one team even made a “giving calendar” where they vowed to do random acts of kindness everyday throughout next year. 

Teachers played too. Chanda says some faculty bought cold weather gear to give the homeless in Charlotte. Not only did they give the clothes, but they spent time with the people as they delivered the items. (Love that.)

Each team did something totally different. All elaborate gestures.

Nineteen teams total. Ten teams qualified for the final. 

The final involved an obstacle course of sorts with ornaments, flowers, mind puzzles and working together. (This sounds more like Survivor than just Amazing Race.)

The team who won was called “4 Calling Birds”.

“Makes me proud every day to know these teachers and staff who make a real-life difference in-and-out of the classroom,” Chanda said. “I wrote because I want the school to know we appreciate everything they do to help raise our children. They go beyond the call of expectations to help spread the warmth of helping others.”

Just a cool concept. "Kindness Race." Wanted to share.


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