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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Staying Kind in the Face of Adversity

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a bit of a doozy. Luckily, there’s a new year and a fresh start on the horizon! In the meantime, how can we continue to face today’s challenges through the lens of kindness? Because, let’s face it, tough times aren’t specific to 2020. Life is full of …

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Channeling Kindness With Lady Gaga

On September 22nd, 2020, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation released their new book called Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community. Filled with Gaga’s stories of kindness, as well as those of several young kindness activists, the book is meant to motivate and inspire readers to channel kindness into even the smallest of their …

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5 Fun Ways to Keep Halloween Kind During COVID-19

It’s that time of year again! Kids everywhere are getting ready to dress up in their spookiest costumes and hit the neighborhood streets. Keeping the porch light on and handing out candy to trick or treaters is something we’ve always looked forward to. Seeing the smiles and the excitement in the eyes of all the …

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10-Year-Old Boy Walks 2,800 km in Support of Refugees

When COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented Romeo Cox from visiting his grandmother, the 10-year-old boy decided to walk instead. Romeo took the 2,800km journey from Italy to London just to give his grandma a hug. He even turned the mission into his very own initiative in kindness, raising awareness and funds for refugees along the way. …

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