Newtown Kindness

  • Charlotte’s Litter Visits Hawley Elementary School

    Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.

    Charlotte’s Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost her life on 12/14, and the support that her family and friends received from local comfort and therapy dogs.

  • Annual Charlotte Bacon Act Of Kindness Awards Celebrated At Edmond Town Hall

    Newtown Kindness honored children for embodying its mission “think kindly, act boldly” during this year’s Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards ceremony, held at Edmond Town Hall during the evening of Saturday, February 21.

    Despite the snowy weather, many attended the event, which was also provided through a live-stream program for viewers to watch.

  • Fitness For Kindness: Gyms Across The Country To Honor Charlotte Bacon With Special Workout

    Gyms across the country will this week be honoring Charlotte Bacon, a young victim of 12/14, with an event called Fitness for Kindness to commemorate her birthday. The Fitness For Kindness fundraiser event can occur any time during the week leading up to what would have been Charlotte’s ninth birthday on February 22.

  • Newtown Kindness Kicks Off ‘Nice Bucket Challenge’

    Newtown Kindness is hosting its first-ever Nice Bucket Challenge, a pay-it-forward initiative to spread kindness this February, which the organization has named Kindness Month. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nice Bucket Challenge participants commit to an act of kindness and challenge friends to pass it on.

  • Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards Deadline Thursday

    Kids from across the country will be honored by Newtown Kindness at the non-profit’s Third Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards on Saturday, February 21.

    The ceremony will honor eight to ten finalists and 15-20 runners up from across the country who have demonstrated the mission of Newtown Kindness, to “think kindly and act boldly” through outstanding acts of kindness.

    The deadline to register for the awards is Thursday, January 15.

  • Second Annual Charlottes's Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon Celebrated

    WEST HAVEN — The second annual Charlotte’s Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon had more than 200 registered walkers and about 40 therapy dogs with handlers participate on Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach.

  • Newtown Kindness To Host Second Annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon This Weekend

    WEST HAVEN — Newtown Kindness is set to host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to celebrate the first year of the Charlotte’s Litter program.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I have been worrying my whiskers off over the news coming out of Liberia. I hope you join me in sending silent purrs and good thoughts toward our friends outside of Monrovia. The building project for the New Life Christian Academy, funded by Reed Intermediate School Pushcart Warriors and an anonymous West Coast couple, is still suspended, and all schools are closed for the time being due to the Ebola outbreak.

  • Newtown Kindness Announces Second Annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    WEST HAVEN — Newtown Kindness will host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon, Saturday, October 18, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, at Sea Bluff Beach in West Haven. It will take place near the Where Angels Play playground that was built to honor Charlotte, near the intersection of Captain Thomas Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.

    The event will celebrate the first year program results of the multi-faceted Charlotte’s Litter Program in recognition of the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.

  • Sharing Lemonade Stands Geared To ‘Giftivism’ For The Sake of Kindness

    Members of Newtown Kindness, a nonprofit group that formed to honor the memory of one of the children who died 12/14, is spreading the spirit of “giftivism.”

    A group of Newtown Kindness members gathered on Saturday, June 28, at Sand Hill Plaza in Botsford to distribute free lemonade-making kits to children who will make lemonade and then give it away.