Kindland is a Cleveland-focused initiative as a part of Values-in-Action’s national Just Be Kind campaign, which aims to make kindness the overriding, embedded, and unifying national value in America. The objective is to make Cleveland and its region the kindest place in the country.
Cleveland will serve as the example for the rest of the country by focusing the collective efforts of our surrounding communities, businesses, schools and local organizations on creating and sustaining a unified sense of kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding.
These values will be the guiding force behind our community coming together to find solutions to our nation’s most prominent issues including navigating through the COVID-19 crisis, social justice, racism, and political polarization.
Recent history has shown us that just as easily as our country can come together in a time of crisis, it can be torn apart by meanness, intolerance, and hatred. We want to focus on how kindness can continue to be the inspiring link and the bridge that brings our nation together as we work to find solutions and common ground.
Kindness has the ability to make us feel good, and a community that leads with kindness will be able to achieve more because it is good for life and good for business. The effects of kindness have been proven to have an impact on personal, medical and workplace issues and overall effect on a person’s quality of life.
How to engage in Kindland right NOW?
Let your family, friends, and neighbors know that you stand for kindness and believe that Cleveland is Kindland.
Follow us at @BeKindland and use #Kindland on social media
Merchandise and yard signs are available. Shop now at shop.viafdn.org
Report acts of kindness,
With each act of kindness that you report, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for $50 off groceries, restaurant gift cards, resort travel and other amazing prizes.
I pledge to be a Citizen of Kindland.
By signing this pledge, I commit to spreading kindness throughout the community today and every day. I vow to be a positive influence and encourage others to become a Citizen of Kindland.
KINDLAND SPONSORS - $20,000
COMMUNITY SPONSORS - $10,000
CITIZENSHIP SPONSORS - $5,000
Ray & Katie Murphy
Ronald & Deborah Ratner
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Synthomer Foundation (fka Omnova)
FRIENDS OF KINDLAND - $2,500
The Albert M. Higley Co.
The George Group
Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC
The Kindland Campaign is made possible by Values-in-Action, a non-profit that has been part of the fabric of Cleveland for over 25 years. Their mission is simple: create meaningful change on a national level by instilling the values of kindness throughout schools and workplaces.
To learn more about Kindland, click here.