Event Combines Family Fun, Service and School Recognition
The KindnessConnection℠(TKC)-- an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization that inspires the next generation of volunteers--announces community event, "Spring Up for Service," which is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now and all ages are welcome.
Executive Director Eva Lu-Bonn said the event is an opportunity for children and their families to connect while supporting The Kindness Connection's far reaching mission. Each year, TKC links thousands of elementary school children with meaningful service learning projects.
Participating schools in the current academic year will be recognized at the upcoming family fun and service event on Sunday, May 6th at Sky High Sports Trampoline Fun Park in Niles.
TKCs Spring Up for Service will run from 5 to 7pm and include discounted jumping, and onsite service projects to benefit at-risk youth. The public may register atwww.thekindnessconnection.org
At the event, the following local school communities will be inducted into TKC's Honor Roll of Kindness for devoting hands, hearts and minds to service in the 2011/2012 school year through Kindness Connection Days:
Arlyn Day School, Wilmette
Baker Demonstration School, Wilmette
Central School, Glencoe
Glen Grove School, Glenview
Hoffman School, Glenview
Hubbard Woods School, Winnetka
The Hyde Park Day School, Northfield
Joseph Sears School, Kenilworth
Pleasant Ridge School, Glenview
Safe Haven School, Northfield
St. Joseph School, Wilmette
Walker Elementary School, Evanston
In this academic school year alone, more than 3,000 participating students created more than 6,000 projects for 18 charities and their clients through The Kindness Connection.
Daniel Ryan, Principal of Hubbard Woods School described his students' experience in partnering with The Kindness Connection saying, "The children at Hubbard Woods have actively participated in The Kindness Connection service learning projects for several years. They have enjoyed sitting down with students from different grade levels to work collaboratively in service to others. The Kindness Connection is a wonderful vehicle for schools to engage children in service learning projects in a way that is fun and meaningful."
TKC is currently registering schools for the next academic year. Those interested should contact Executive Director Eva Lu Bonn at 847-807-9340.
Spring up for Service was made possible through the generosity of Sky High Sports Tramoline Fun Park in Niles as well as the following sponsors:
-Whitehall of Deerfield
-The Ritz-Carlton (A Four Seasons Hotel)
-Rail-Splitter Capital Management, LLC