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
Fifteen-year-old writer and climate change activist, Amelia Penney-Crocker, joins me to talk about her dedication to climate change.
In December of 2019, Amelia embarked on an ambitious journey of writing one letter every week, for 53 weeks, to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Amelia shares her goals, frustrations, as well as her reasons for optimism.
To read all of Amelia’s letters to the Prime Minister, please go to her website. You will be so impressed and inspired by all she does to help our planet. https://ameliapenneycrocker.com/
This episode was produced by Stephen Hurley of VoicEd Radio.
On this episode, I speak with eleven-year-old Sid Chaurasia. Sid shares her story of being part of the Terry Fox Run at school when she noticed a younger student off to the side. At the time, only seven herself, Sid stopped to find out why the little boy wasn’t running with everyone else. When she learned of his dilemma, Sid helped him with the issue and then together they finished the run.
Sid acted without any expectation of acknowledgment or reward, but her act of kindness was noticed and she was surprised at the outcome.
As a thank you for sharing her story of kindness, I donated to the SickKids Foundation on behalf of Sid.
For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation and how you can help, please click on this link: https://terryfox.org/run/
Ten-year-olds Maya and Liberty Persaud join me to share not one, but two stories of kindness.
Moving to a new country can be exciting, but it also brings on the challenge of making friends. Maya and Liberty Persaud have a lot of experience with this. When the girls were four years old, they moved from Canada to South Korea, and then at the age of eight, they moved to Brazil. Each move meant a new school, new friends, and a new language.
Familiar with being the ‘new kid’ at school and how that can often make someone feel left out, Maya and Liberty created a Buddy Bench.
This wonderful bench is there for any child who is feeling lonely. The child sits on the bench to signal they need someone to play with. Once other children see that student at the bench, they can invite him or her to be a part of their game and feel included. How lovely!
The girls’ acts of kindness didn’t end with the Buddy Bench. They also share their involvement with Nyaka Orphanage, an organization that supports the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in rural southwestern Uganda.
As a thank you for sharing their story of kindness, I donated to the Nyaka Orphanage on behalf of Maya and Liberty.