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Cleveland's Top 10 Kindland Draft Picks

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With the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, Values-in-Action, decided to hold its own Kindland Draft as a part of its Cleveland to Kindland campaign. The draft enabled Clevelanders to nominate individuals and organizations that spread kindness throughout our community. Values-in-Action is proud to announce the Top 10 draft picks as chosen by its Kindland co-chair committee out of over 100 nominations:

Army Captain Jacob Bell & the 53rd Logistics Company                 

For their extraordinary coordination of the mass COVID-19 vaccinations at the Wolstein Center

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Brandon Chrostowski, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute For giving formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the culinary and hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary their long-term success   @edwinsCLE

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Heather Holmes, Voices of Cleveland   

Organizer of Voices of Cleveland, a public art initiative allowing artists of color the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions and create a platform for dialogue and healing  @DowntownClevelandAlliance

Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

For his work in the Cleveland Community and the Water boys program in East Africa, donating food in Cleveland and necessities to the Cleveland Hope Exchange, raising money for the Alzheimer's Association, Footpath Foundation and actively supporting racial & social justice and equality through various program in the Cleveland schools


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Racquel Jones, Back Door Ministry - St. Malachi Parish 

For providing food to anyone who comes to the window between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 365 days a year even throughout the pandemic    @StMalachiParish

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Dawn Kendrick, The Good Stuff

Accomplished Cleveland journalist profiling the BEST of humanity often in the worst of circumstances #TheGoodStuff   @dawnkendrickTGS

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Velda Love, United Church of Christ       

Minister of Racial Justice at the United Church of Christ and author of a course called, "Sacred Conversations to end Racism"   @UnitedChurchofChrist

Rhea Mahajan & Kaila Morris, Nature of Kindness

Two Hathaway Brown School students who started an organization to infuse more kindness into the world while making sure to do it in an eco-friendly manner    @natureofkindness

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Danny Reichel aka "Danny Cleveland”, Community Leader & Browns Superfan 

Utilizes his giant Municipal Stadium Cleveland Browns flag to gather photos in front of his home during Browns season in exchange for donations to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

About Danny    #DannyCleveland

Kristin Warzocha, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For her leadership while providing food to the thousands of people in Northeast Ohio battling food insecurity   @ClevelandFoodBank

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Ray & Katie Murphy

Ronald & Deborah Ratner

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Synthomer Foundation (fka Omnova)

Jerry Zahler


The Albert M. Higley Co.

Marc Byrnes

The George Group

Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC

Neil Waxman

The Kindland Campaign is made possible by Values-in-Action, a non-profit that has been part of the fabric of Cleveland for over 26 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.

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