Episode 39: Kindness Is Fostering

A lovely story about selfless love. Kimberly Chiang joins Anitha to talk about fostering dogs.

What inspired her to foster dogs, how she manages the heartache of saying goodbye when they leave for their forever home, and so much more.

You can follow the wonderful dogs Kimberly fosters on Instagram @fosterborks

As a thank you for sharing her story, Anitha donated to A Purposeful Rescue. This non-profit saves dogs from high-kill shelters, provides any needed veterinary care and finds them loving homes. To learn more about this rescue, check out their website: https://www.apurposefulrescue.org/

Episode 38: Kindness Is Stuffies 4 Smiles

Another awesome sibling duo join Anitha to share their story of Kindness. Ten-year old John Paul and eight-year old Juliana founded Stuffies 4 Smiles.

What started out in 2019 as a gesture of kindness to a homeless person and their dog has grown into a movement of kindness. In the past three years, John Paul and Juliana have collected stuffed animals, books, backpacks, handmade cards for people and communities in need.

To learn more about Stuffies 4 Smiles, check out their website: http://www.stuffies4smiles.ca/

as well as their Instagram account: @stuffies4smiles

As a thank you for sharing their story, Anitha donated to Happy’s Place, a retirement home for senior dogs. This wonderful not for profit rescues senior dogs. To learn more about the work this kind group of people do, check out their website: https://www.happysplace.ca

Episode 37: Kindness Is Saving Sheep

For the past two years, the pandemic has created much havoc throughout the world, but for one young person, the lockdown brought a silver-lining.

Savannah Allen from Adelaide, South Australia shares her story of having to lockdown near a petting zoo.

Savannah and her family soon realized that the baby lambs they had come to know and love had a terrible fate awaiting them, as often is the case for animals used for profit. So, she and her family rescued the four lambs.

Savannah talks about her love of animals, wanting to start her own sanctuary and what she has learned from this experience.

To learn more about Savannah and support her goal of raising awareness about farm animals, check her Instagram page: @savannahsfarmlife

As a thank you for sharing her story, Anitha donated to Freedom Hill Sanctuary. A non-profit charity, dedicated to providing a loving home to abused and neglected farm animals. To learn more about this organization, please click on this link: https://www.freedomhill.com.au/

Episode 36: Kindness Is Ella Saves The Oceans

Eleven-year-old, Ella Grace joins Anitha to kick off Season Two of the Kindness Is Everything Podcast.

Ella’s journey to protect oceans and sharks began when she was four years old and has kept growing. In this jam-packed episode, Ella shares her dedication and knowledge about oceans and the beautiful animals who live there.

In addition to her Ella Saves The Ocean project, she has teamed up with a friend to create The Clean Up Kids. This amazing initiative focuses on cleaning up our beaches.

A wonderful episode for anyone interested in conservation.

To learn more about Ella Saves The Ocean- check out her Instagram: @ellasavestheocean

To learn more about The Clean Up Kids and how you can get involved- check out @thecleanupkids and www.thecleanupkids.org

As a thank you for sharing her story, Anitha donated to WildlifeVOICE. This non-profit, started in 2014 by Jim Abernethy, supports the conservation and preservation of all animals and their habitats. To learn more about this group, please click on this link:  https://www.wildlifevoice.org

Episode 35: Kindness Is Sharing Your Story

It’s hard to believe that Season One of the Kindness Is Everything podcast is over. It has been lovely to hear so many stories of kindness, and to carry forward that kindness by donating to various charities.

In 2021, the podcast shared 34 stories and donated $1400 to charities. Here’s hoping Season Two will be as successful!

To thank everyone for their support, Anitha is joined by a special guest to share a holiday message.

If you would like to share a story of kindness, please contact Anitha through her website: anitharobinson.com

Episode 34: Kindness Is Creating Holiday Magic

A perfect episode to celebrate the holiday season. Sixteen-year-old Jeffrey Wall returns to share another story of kindness.

He adopted all 125 residents of a nursing home for the holidays. He talks to Anitha about this wonderful initiative and how he went about ensuring all the residents would receive a gift this holiday season.

As a thank you to Jeffrey for sharing his story, Anitha adopted one of the seniors.

You can follow Jeffrey on Instagram to see all the amazing things he is involved in. You can also support him so he can spread even more kindness: @goldenagekarate

Episode 33: Kindness Is Standing With Your Pack

Twenty-two-year old Sofia Villatoro shares her heart-warming story of adopting two dogs from a rescue located in California called I Stand With My Pack

Sofia takes us from the moment she and her family learned about Rusty and Sailor, to the initial meet and greet, to how they are all doing now.

She and Anitha also talk about the unfair and negative perception people have of pit bulls.

As a thank you to Sofia for sharing her story, Anitha donated to I Stand With My Pack. To learn more about this wonderful non-profit and their dedication to helping animals, please check out their website: https://istandwithmypack.org/

You can also follow Rusty and Sailor on Instagram @sailor_n_rusty

Episode 32: Kindness Is Saying ‘Bye Bye Plastic Bags’

In 2013, twelve-year old Melati Wijsen and her ten-year old sister, Isabel were inspired by a lesson they had in school about significant people such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi.

Melati and Isabel decided they too wanted to do something to make a difference, and from this desire was born BYE BYE PLASTIC BAGS.

The organization has grown within Bali and across the world.

Anitha was delighted to speak with Raina Hwong and Dara Ginthing who are part of this amazing organization.

Raina and Dara spoke about the goals of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and some of the projects they are involved with, from Mountain Mamas to reaching out to schools and young people all over the world.

To learn more about Bye Bye Plastic Bags and all the incredible work they do, please check out their website: http://www.byebyeplasticbags.org/

As a thank you for sharing their stories, Anitha donated to Sungai Watch—a community river clean-up organization with the mission to protect waterways starting in Indonesia. To learn more about Sungai Watch, check out their website: https://makeachange.world/sungaiwatch

Episode 31: Kindness Is Keeping Companion Animals & Youth Together

For many homeless young people, their companion animals are often their only friend and support system. Unfortunately, most shelters do not allow animals inside. This sad truth means these youth are faced with the incredibly difficult decision—take shelter and lose their beloved companion animal or live on the streets.

In May of 2020, sisters Shania and Anya Bopa, created an organization called The Canadian Courage Project. The goal of this initiative is to keep homeless youth and their companion animals together by offering various types of support.

These two wonderful young women talk about what inspired them to create this non-profit and how they are trying to keep companion animals and youth together.

A fabulous episode about compassion for all beings.

To learn more about The Canadian Courage Project and how you can support Anya and Shania, check out their website: https://www.thecanadiancourageproject.org/

As a thank you for sharing their story, Anitha donated to Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada. This charity seeks to change the way Canadians think about using and caring for animals used in research, agriculture, education as well as companion animals and wildlife.

To learn more about this charity and all they do, please click on this link: https://awfc.ca/

Episode 30: Kindness Is Transforming Harmful to Beautiful

Natalie McIntosh

Fifteen-year old Natalie McIntosh is doing her best to not only help rid the ocean of discarded fishing gear, she then transforms these ‘ghost nets’ into beautiful items such as bracelets, coasters and baskets. Natalie donates 100% of the proceeds from her sales to charities working hard to remove dangerous fishing gear and plastic from the oceans.

Natalie talks about why these discarded nets are harmful to marine life and why they are called ‘ghost nets’.

To learn more about Natalie and her dedication to helping our planet and the species we are meant to be sharing this planet with, check out her website: https://www.nauticalwaters.com/

You can also follow Natalie here:

Twitter: @NauticalWaters

Instagram: nautical.waters

Facebook: Nautical Waters

As a thank you to Natalie for sharing her story, Anitha donated to London Environmental Network. This charity, situated in London, Ontario, is trying to make London one of the greenest cities in Canada. This group creates programs and projects for the community. To learn more about this charity, please check out their website: https://www.londonenvironment.net/