Great Kindness Challenge

Dignity Health's So Cal Hospitals are participating for the fifth year in the national kindness movement, The Great Kindness Challenge, from January 22 – 26, 2018.

About the Great Kindness Challenge and Dignity Health SoCal Activities

Created by non-profit Kids for Peace, The Great Kindness Challenge is a bullying prevention initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide. The event challenges participating students to complete at least 50 acts of kindness in one week.  

In support of the challenge, Dignity Health Southern California Hospitals have planned a variety of activities at local schools, including kindness teddy bear clinics, and “Thinking of You” cards to be decorated by students and delivered to area fire stations as a thank you to the thousands of firefighters who battled the recent wildfires.

Participate in the Great Kindness Challenge

If your child's school is not participating, encourage your principal to go to to register your school. If you would like to complete the Great Kindness Challenge with your child, feel free to download the checklist.

The Importance of the Great Kindness Challenge

Our healing ministry is centered on humankindness; we believe, and research supports, that kindness is a healing force. The Great Kindness Challenge is an excellent opportunity to nurture a culture of kindness and model positive behavior for our children.

To follow our events and view photos and videos, please visit:

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