Acts of Kindness #11 and #12: Kindness Campaign Comes to an End

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. Between the holidays and workload, the Mountain Media office has been crazy busy. However, despite the chaos, the best part has definitely been participating in our 12 Acts of Christmas Kindness campaign.

Act #11 – This past Monday, we left money at a local laundromat. Almost immediately, we received a message on Facebook from someone thanking us for the donation. While the message was completely unexpected, we brightened someone’s day, which was exactly what we were aiming for.

Monday was also a special day for Mountain Media, as we were featured in The Saratogain for our kindness campaign! Since then, we have received so much positive feedback. We cannot thank everyone enough for supporting us and participating in random acts of kindness throughout this campaign. It means so much to our team!

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Act of Kindness #8: Volunteering at Adirondack Save-A-Stray

For our eighth act of kindness, MacKenzie, Ben, and I volunteered three hours of our morning to the Adirondack Save-A-Stray. What we thought was going to be a fun day of playing with animals turned into a hard few hours of work.

I first, want to start off by applauding the staff and volunteers at the Adirondack Save-A-Stray. These folks do acts of kindness everyday with the way they work to maintain a clean and healthy atmosphere for these stray animals. We experienced first hand that these animals are in the best possible care. Today, the shelter was open to the public between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, volunteers and staff members arrived as early as 5 or 6 a.m. to get ready for the day ahead. The SEM team arrived around 9 a.m. and jumped right into the “fun.”

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Acts of Kindness #4 and #5: Small Token of Our Appreciation

While we’d like every act to be as generous as donating to Toys For Tots or the Wilton Food Pantry, it’s simply not possible. For that reason, we’ve preformed a couple acts of kindness to show our fellow citizens a small token of our appreciation.

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Act of Kindness #3: Bring Food to the Wilton Food Pantry

Many people go hungry in our country. There are about 50 million Americans that struggle with food insecurity. It’s the sad truth, so it was only right to donate to the Wilton Food Pantry for our third act of kindness. The Wilton Food Pantry works with community members, local businesses, stores, and more to help hungry people, as well as educate and inform. Here are a couple facts about the WFP:

-They served 503 residents in Wilton in 2012. Of those 503 residents, 165 were children.
-They WFP averaged 65 visits per month in 2012. They had a high of 89 visits in August.

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Act of Kindness #2: Bring a Random Patient a Bouquet of Flowers

With Christmas being only two weeks away, the staff at Mountain Media thought it would be great to just truly surprise someone who could use it. We decided to pay a visit to the Saratoga Hospital and randomly pick a patient who hasn’t had a lot of visitors.

When we arrived at the Saratoga Hospital, I informed the front desk staff about our Kindness Campaign and the Act we were trying to accomplish. Followed by some smiles, they both decided someone on the Nursing Home Floor would be best choice here.

They gave us directions to the elevator and instructed us to go to the second floor. Off of the elevator, the friendly nursing home staff greeted us. I caught a couple smiles along the way and people were whispering about how pretty the bouquet was. The excitement was building as the nurses discussed who they thought deserved it.

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