Kind is Cool October Winners
Kind is Cool October Winners
It’s time to share the October winners of our #pikkindness initiative — a campaign very close to our heart with the mission to teach children that being kind is always cool, and to help put a stop to bullying within the classroom and beyond. We couldn’t be happier with the overwhelming amount of entries we received, and we love hearing all of our customers amazing stories. We’re honored to have each of them as our customers and friends! Read all about the winners acts of kindness below, and submit yours here.
My friend just came from Venezuela and they were suffering there with no food or place to live. I meet her at the school, our parents become friends. One day I was at her house doing homework and I noticed that her closet were empty with only 4 pairs of uniforms for the school ( we don't use uniforms), I ask her why she had only that, and she told me that they run away from her country and came with nothing, her mom only could afford that, her refrigerator was also with almost nothing. I told my mom so we donated 300 in clothes to her plus one of my kidpik boxed as a special gift (she loves my clothes). My mom also bought her mom a gift card for groceries.. It feels really good after that.. my friend is not only my classmates, she has become my best best friend now.
Ella has been doing cereal drives since she was 9 years old. She brings her community together by going door to door collecting cereal to bring to the homeless shelter. She has been solely, with the involvement of her community, providing breakfast for the residents for the past 3 years with her cereal drives. She has a mission to spread joy and hope while raising awareness for homelessness all while battling a life threatening disease called Cystic Fibrosis. It fills her with joy as she wants to share her passion for helping others and not letting any obstacle get in the way.
My daughter shows kindness by catering to others with so much love and passion. She has been my rock in my darkest moments. 3 years ago I had a double mastectomy and she would try and make me feel good by painting my nails because I couldn’t lift my arms to even get a shirt on. She has constantly been my strength when I am at my weakest moments.
Brailee started Kindergarten this year. There was a child in her classroom struggling with the transition and often alone the first week of school. Brailee made a point to wait for her every morning and provide encouraging words each morning to the child.
This act of kindness comes from my three year old, Onyx! A few weeks ago she received a card in the mail from her great grandmother, the card was a just because and an act of kindness all in itself. In the card was a $20 bill, which normally we would take to her shopping with and allow her to spend it however she wanted. A few days went by and we as a family decided to spend the day outside working in the yard. We live in a neighborhood that several people walk by our home and you get to know people and I may add that Onyx does not meet a stranger. A gentleman that we see often, that Onyx refers to as Mister, walks by we say hello and Onyx begins to get her Mom’s attention. Once she has she says to her mom, “Hey I wanna tell you something!” She then proceeds to tell her mom that she wants to give Mister her $20. A little back story, the first few times we saw “Mister” and conversation began he shared with us that he walked because he didn’t have a car. This also became a learning experience for Onyx that everyone was not as fortunate enough to have things such as cars, a home, etc. As we all know little ones ask a lot of questions when they don’t fully understand a situation. So fast forward a few months and we are back where we left off. So Onyx has her Kim go inside and they had a conversation about are you sure you want to give your money to “Mister”? She explained like it was not question, “Yes, I don’t need anything and he may be tired of having to walk, I want him to have my surprise.” How would anyone tell her no! She even wanted to make sure she gave it to him! The exchange that took place was one that would really make your heart skip a beat! Without a doubt in her mind she knew that this man was more important than any new toy or book. She placed the $20 in his hand with the words, “I have a present for you!” He was so grateful and even more blown away when we shared that she wasn’t prompted to do so. “Mister” makes a point that even if he is on the other side of the street, to come and make sure he says hello to Onyx every time he passes by. Even w ages to find out what kind of things Onyx likes and is into and what her birth was. $20 isn’t going to change anyone’s life circumstances, but we made a connection, a connection that would have never been made without my littles decision to make someone else’s day a little brighter.
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