Valentine’s Day Kindness Project

Valentines Day Kindness Project

Brought to you in part by

South Bay Credit Union

Better Banking for all who live or work in the South Bay

Valentine’s Day is coming up, a day about sharing love with your family and friends.  This year, we want to also help our kids learn more about giving back and sharing kindness with our community by sending love to sick patients at our local hospitals. We are asking the families in our community to get together and make a few more Valentine’s Day Cards for these sick patients.  

This is a project you can do with your family, friends, school, Girl/Boy Scout Troop and more!

  1. Parents – please pre-register here, so we can have an estimate on cards coming in.
  2. Pull together any arts & crafts supplies like construction paper, markers, crayons, stickers, stamps, etc.
  3. Let kids get creative.
  4. Include your child’s first name and age on the card
    IMPORTANT: Greetings should be general good wishes applicable to a diverse patient population. No religious or sectarian references. Please do not mention get-well phrases. Good examples: “Best Wishes” “Thinking of you today.” “Sending sunny wishes your way”. “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
  5. Cards don’t need to be in envelopes, but if they are, please leave them unsealed.
  6. While doing this project, have a conversation about what it means to give back and share kindness.  Here are some examples of conversation starters from Abby Withee, MFT, www.thatthingisaidinsession.com
    • We’re making these cards for people in the hospital who are sick.
      • How do you think it will make them feel to get a special card when they don’t feel well?
      • What would make you feel happy if you weren’t feeling well?
      • How does it make you feel to know they will feel happy/smile/etc because of the cards you made?
    • What else can we do to be kind and spread happiness?
    • Talk to your kids about bucket fillers. We all have a bucket inside of us and kind acts fill up our bucket with good feelings. We can fill our buckets by doing good things for others as well as receiving.
    • Parents, check out this post: Growing Your Heart With Gratitude by Abby Withee, MFT
  7. Deliver your cards to one of the listed South Bay Businesses listed below.

Although we appear so connected through social media, the kind of meaningful connection we need as human beings has diminished greatly in today’s world. Research by Kristin Neff and others shows that the key to happiness is self-compassion, and self compassion comes from a combination of mindfulness and connectedness.  We need to feel connected to know we are not alone and others experience the same ups and downs that we do. So how do we increase connectedness for ourselves and our children?  Acts of kindness are a great way to start and easy for kids to understand and join in on. Doing something for another without expecting something in return is a valuable lesson for children and opens up the opportunity for conversations about gratitude, helping, and other family values you may have.  In addition, an act of kindness can give us an endorphin, the”feel good” neurotransmitters, greater than getting something. That can make kindness habit forming!” – Abby Withee, MFT, www.thatthingisaidinsession.com

Join us as we get together for a morning of fun and making cards with the supplies generously donated by Yoobi!
The Point in El Segundo
***Postponed due to rain***

South Bay Galleria – Level 3 in the Food Court
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 11am – 1pm
Details here
Yoobi

www.yoobi.com

Click here to pre-register

We’ve also partnered with local businesses in the South Bay to help us do this project.  Once you are done creating the cards, you can drop them off at any of this businesses below. During normal business hours.  All cards must be received by Sunday, Feb 10, 2019. More businesses to be added soon!

El Segundo

Wondertree Kids
wondertreekids.com
710 S Allied Way A, El Segundo, CA 90245

Happy Baby
happybabyla.com
353 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Manhattan Beach

TBA

Hermosa Beach

TBA

Redondo Beach

South Bay Credit Union
southbaycu.com
312 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

South Bay Credit Union
southbaycu.com
2023 Artesia Blvd Redondo Beach CA 90278

Sacks on the Beach
Sacksonthebeach.com  
1611 S Catalina Ave Ste 120, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sacks in the City
sacksinthecity.com/
2512 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Z-Bini Kids 
zbinikidz.com
Located in: South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd #228, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 

Torrance

Cosmic Brewery
cosmicbrewery.com
End of the driveway, 20316 Gramercy Pl, Torrance, CA 90501

The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach
www.volcenter.org
1230 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA 9050

Lomita

South Bay Credit Union
southbaycu.com
24520 Narbonne Ave Lomita CA 90717

Cards will be delivered to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Thank you to all of our partners for making this Kindness Project Possible!

  • South Bay Credit Union
  • Yoobi
  • The Point in El Segundo
  • South Bay Galleria
  • Sacks on the Beach
  • Wondertree Kids
  • Z Bini Kidz
  • Happy Baby Los Angeles
  • Cosmic Brewery

About South Bay Credit Union: Credit Unions were founded on the social purpose of “People Helping People.”  In fact, credit unions exist to help people, not make a profit.  Our goal is to serve all our members well, including those of modest means – every member counts.  

Anyone who lives, works or worships in the community known as South Bay can have an account with South Bay Credit Union.  Learn More at southbaycu.com

About Yoobi: About Yoobi: Yoobi, pronounced “you-be” is a fun and colorful stationary brand that gives back. In just four short years, Yoobi has donated enough school supplies for 4 million kids. Learn more on Yoobi.com.

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