Bella Gives Back

Any other year, 2-year-old Bella Singer would have been heading out of town with her family to spend the holidays with her grandmother. This year, in an effort to respect COVID-19 safety and health restrictions, the Singer family decided to stay home. Even though the decision to avoid travel was made out of love, Bella …

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Grace’s Mission to Spread Awareness, Kindness, and Inclusion

Grace is a girl with Down syndrome, on a mission to use her artwork as a platform for increasing special needs awareness and create “a culture of kindness and inclusion.” Towards that mission, and with the help of her mother, Bonnie, Grace has built her own small business! Her online shop is called GracePlace Art, …

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New Year’s Eve Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

We’ve spent a lot of time dreaming up ways to make the holidays a little extra special this year. While the current restrictions on social gatherings are a bummer, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still celebrate and have fun, right?! After a few internet searches and a lot of brainstorming, we’re happy to share …

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Give Yourself a Break This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to slow down and enjoy quality time with loved ones. But with the shopping, the planning, the parties, the cooking… it’s no wonder so many of us end up more stressed than relaxed. As it turns out, the more expectations we have of what the holidays ‘should’ look like, the …

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A Guide to Supporting Small Businesses During a COVID-19 Holiday Season

This past year has been a tough one for small businesses. Since lockdowns first started in March, businesses have been doing everything they can to navigate all the unknowns that have come with COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, it’s the small, family-run businesses that have really taken a hit. Luckily, it’s the holidays! And with them comes …

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5 Ways to Participate in Giving Tuesday From Your Couch

Today is Thanksgiving! Whether in person or virtually, families are gathered all across the country in celebration, and we hope every home is overflowing with things to be grateful for. We love Thanksgiving because it reminds us to express our gratitude by giving back. Whether it be to each other, to a stranger, or to …

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A Young Boy’s Thanksgiving Kindness

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Here at City of Kindness we love all holidays, but Thanksgiving holds a special place in our hearts. We have so much to be grateful for. It feels good to take intentional time to recognize all the beauty in our lives and show our gratitude by giving back.  Be …

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TEDxPortland Talks ‘Kindness & Community’

TEDxPortland is a non-profit “dedicated to ideas worth spreading.” In a collaboration with KGW News, TEDxPortland recently aired a special on “Kindness & Community.” This was the second in a series of episodes aimed to further the TEDxPortland mission of sharing ideas, cultivating community, and celebrating stories of growth and positivity.  Kindness & Community The …

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