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  • 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.

  • Start Summer With Kindness: Charlotte’s Lemonade Stand Starter Kits Available Saturday

    As the summer heats up, lemonade stands will begin sprouting in neighborhoods.

    While some kids are using lemonade stands for some extra change, Newtown Kindness, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster kindness in children, has created a lemonade stand revolution with a catch: the kids who are doling out the sweet drinks are not asking for any money. They are simply performing a random act of kindness in hopes that their visitors will pass it on to somebody else.

  • March 7: Fairfield County Giving Day Offers Financial Support, Incentives For Non-Profits

    UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day.  The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.

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    Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.

  • Newtown Kindness Gives 44 Awards In Memory Of Charlotte Bacon

    Although it was only the second time that it had staged an awards ceremony, Newtown Kindness brought together several hundred people at Edmond Town Hall on the night of Saturday, February 22, to honor the memory of Charlotte Bacon, one of the first-graders who died in the 12/14 Sandy Hook School shooting incident.

    On the day that would have been Charlotte’s eighth birthday, Newtown Kindness provided several dozen Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Awards to children from across the US and Canada for performing acts of kindness.

  • Music Is Kind: A Benefit For Newtown Kindness

    A concert at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, January 10, will double as a fundraiser for Newtown Kindness.

    Performers will include Jen Durkin & Friends, The Native Heads, Union Rail, Three Legged Dog, Traveling Fools, Jen Ackerly, Julia D’Amato and Dave Oberacker. The event will begin at 7 pm.

    The evening will also include an art show featured works by Liz Mullins, with complimentary Italian desserts served from 7 to 7:30 pm, and beer and wine also served.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Unleashes Kindness From Newtown

    Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.

    Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness, according to the organization.

  • Registration Filled For Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    Newtown Kindness will be hosting a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, November 2. The organization received so much support that registration hass been closed to any further people who wish to participate.

    The walk will take place on from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Fairfield Hills campus.

  • NHS Club Hosts First Day Of Kindness

    Residents of all ages were welcomed on Saturday, September 14, inside Newtown High School’s cafetorium for the NHS Kindness Club’s Day of Kindness.

    The event, organized by NHS Kindness Club advisor Lisa Sheridan, gathered Stars of Hope, Newtown Kindness, Ben’s Bells Newtown, Hearts of Hope Newtown, Actively Caring For People, and comfort dogs together to offer kindness-fostering activities.

  • Newtown Kindness To Host Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    Newtown Kindness will host a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon on Saturday, November 2. The event will launch the “Charlotte’s Litter” Program in recognition of the benefits of Therapy and Comfort Dogs.

    Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness.

  • Think Kindly, Act Boldly, Give Away Lemonade

    Kylie Kuroglian carefully pours lemonade for Alissa Keyes, a lifeguard and swim instructor at Tashua Pool in Trumbull. Kylie was hosting her third Newtown Kindness lemonade stand of the summer on Monday, giving away cups of lemonade and encouraging others to do something nice for someone else in return.