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Let's make 2020 the Year of Kindness

World Kindness Day


Let's make 2020 the Year of Kindness

Kindness can take on many forms - whether it's a supportive email to a colleague, assisting friends in need or shouting a mate a chicken parma just 'because'.

This Friday, 13th November is World Kindness Day and Merkle are supporting the Kindness Factory's mission to reach 20,000 random acts of kindness in one day. A small act of kindness can have a profound difference on somebody's day, so we encourage you all to have a think about what you can do this Friday to make someone smile!

Getting involved is pretty straightforward - simply do something nice for someone else, and head to https://kindnessfactory.com/kindness-log/ and log your act of kindness.

Kath Koschel, Founder of Kindness Factory said:

"In a year of unprecedented pressure in all corners of the community, the spotlight on kindness has well and truly shone through and come alive across the globe. We want to empower everyone to take part in spreading kindness, no matter how big or small the act is. The smallest act can make the biggest difference – when I was in a wheelchair, the small act of someone helping me reach the elevator button when I couldn’t reach it made all the difference to me. Kindness is contagious so please get involved and help spread the message and make our world a kinder place."

Kath’s life is one of inspiration, resilience and utter strength, having taught herself to walk on 3 separate occasions, defying her medical prognosis of paralysis. Rather than letting her challenges defy her, she set herself on a mission of kindness and launched a global movement and non-profit, Kindness Factory. Founded on World Kindness Day in 2015, in memory of her deceased partner, The Kindness Factory is on a mission to make the world a kinder place and to breed the next generation of kids with kindness at their core.

Learn more about Kath's story here.

We could all do with some more kindness, so we are encouraging everyone, in all communities, of all ages, to take action, to lead by example and to show kindness this World Kindness Day.