KSEE 24 KINDNESS WEEK
Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness
KSEE 24 Fresno-Visalia
On Sunday, February 8, 1998, KSEE 24 will join the Fresno Kindness Coalition in helping to promote a series of events and activities which are designed to encourage average citizens to commit random acts of kindness in ouf community. This unique week-long campaign combines specially produced public service announcements news features public; programming and special appearances by KSEE 24 news personalities at local events and activities which are organized by the Fresno Kindness Coalition.
According to Linda Lester, Coordinator of the Fresno Kindness Coalition the purpose of random acts of kindness is to build the public's awareness that individuals have the power to make their communities a better place to live simply by reaching out to one another with acts of kindness no matter how small. Lester says that her goal is to get all residents of
During KSEE 24 Kindness Week the public will be encouraged to send postcards to KSEE 24 containing their messages of kindness to share with viewers. Kindness notes will also posted on KSEE 24's internet web site so that residents can enjoy these motivational messages at their leisure. These can be found at www.ksee24.com. KSEE 24 will also develop news stories featuring unique random acts of kindness stories that are reported by local residents.
Throughout the week, local schools, organizations and church groups will be encouraged to participate in a number of community events which are being organized by the Fresno Kindness Coalition and sponsored by KSEE 24. Here is a schedule of events:
Sunday, February 8, 7:00 a.m. - Kindness Fun Run
The Second Annual Commitment to Kindness Fun Run at
Monday, February 9 - Kindness in the Streets
Members of the Fresno Kindness Coalition, the Fresno Police Department and Uncle Harry's Bagels will greet motorists with special acts of kindness. During KSEE 24's popular
Tuesday, February 10, l997 - Be Kind to A Teacher Day
Teachers in our society often go unappreciated for all their hard work. On this day, KSEE 24 and the Fresno Kindness Coalition will encourage students to be extra kind to their teachers. Students can do simple things, like being extra courteous, writing a nice essay about their teacher, or doing something old-fashioned", like giving their favorite teacher an apple or candy.
February - February ll - Kids Link Up for Kindness - Noon
Mayor Jim Patterson will greet hundreds of children of local school at
Thursday - February 12 Circles of Kindness & Flyover
The Fresno Kindness Coalition will organize an aerial flyover at 12:30 p.m. to photograph all schools that are creating circles of kindness on their campus. This year more than 20 schools will be participating in this unique event. This activity involves hundreds of students from each campus. In the past, students have formed hearts, doves, Olympic rings, peace signs and other unique patterns to show their commitment to kindness. Residents can see the circles of kindness on KSEE 24 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13 - Rally for Kindness - Noon
Saturday - February 14- Kindness to a Loved One and Cards to
KSEE 24 and the Fresno Kindness Coalition will conclude the week by urging residents to promote the spirit of kindness throughout the year. KSEE 24 and members of the Fresno Kindness Coalition believe that as more people embrace the spirit of kindness, our community will be a better place to live. To find out how your group, school or organization can get involved with KSEE 24 Kindness Week and the Fresno Kindness Coalition, call Linda Lester at 492-8236 or FAX your ideas to 431-6529. We welcome your requests for additional information or interviews.
KSEE 24, February 1, 1997
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