Dignity Health has partnered with Kids for Peace to sponsor The Great Kindness Challenge. Dignity Health and Kids for Peace believe that humankindness fosters healthier, happier lives and a more peaceful society. Both organizations realize that even a single act of kindness can change the world for the better.
The Great Kindness Challenge is an anti-bullying initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide. During the week of Jan. 27-31, 2014, students are provided a checklist of 50 kind deeds to achieve and are empowered to create positive change. Dignity Health employees, including those at Woodland Healthcare, will participate in the Challenge as well, with a unique checklist of 50 kind acts that they will be challenged to complete during the week.
“At Dignity Health, we believe that kindness holds the power to help people lead happier, healthier lives,” said Robert L. Wiebe, M.D., chief medical officer for Dignity Health. “We are thrilled to support Kids for Peace and the Great Kindness Challenge to promote stronger human connection and kindness within more schools and communities.”
Now in its third year, the Great Kindness Challenge has grown from three schools to participation by students in more than five hundred schools all over the world.