Project Kindness was created to honor Landon by shining his light and fostering kindness throughout the community. Kindness was a trait instilled in Landon’s character as a young boy. He had a natural ability to connect with people of all ages through his kindness and compassion for others.
Landon was granted his angel wings on September 17, 2019. To honor the significance of this day, Landon’s Light Foundation will allocate $17,000 to the Project Kindness program. The program has the potential to reach 85 classrooms and allow over 2,000 children across the community to give back to others.
The program will encompass teachers (K-12) that are within a 20-mile radius of West Fargo, Fargo or Moorhead. Teachers are required to complete an online application for their classroom with a description of their kindness idea. The Project Kindness committee will review applications for approval. Upon approval, the classroom will be granted $200 to carry out their act of kindness within the community. Classrooms (maximum of 4) will be allowed to combine their funds to carry out larger scale projects. Project Kindness ideas must be implemented by December 31, 2020.
Landon’s Light Foundation is excited to witness the positive impact children will create through this program.
Why Kindness Counts
Creating a culture of kindness amongst children helps form social and emotional skills to last a lifetime. Have you ever noticed that helping others makes you feel better too? Random acts of kindness have been proven to release our happy hormone, oxytocin while decreasing our stress hormone, cortisol.
As a result, simple acts of kindness can:
• Reduce anxiety, depression and stress
• Boost the immune system
• Improve self-esteem and mood
• Build an overall sense of purpose