This week is dedicated to being kind to our fellow man, with a special theme every single day which you can read about below.  Do what you can to help each other by doing things like buying a cup of coffee for stranger, complimenting someone at work or letting grandma out of the shed.

 

Be Kind to Humankind Week" is celebrated annually, August 25th-31st. Lorraine Jara created this special week in 1988 after reading an upsetting newspaper article in her local paper. Two men in a boat equipped with radio antennas passed by two other boaters in need, refusing to help. Jara felt this story needed to be told to raise awareness, reminding community members of the humanity of their neighbors and the importance of helping strangers in need.

Be Kind to Humankind Week is made up of seven special emphasis days: Motorist Consideration Monday, Touch-a-Heart Tuesday, Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, Forgive Your Foe Friday, Speak Kind Words Saturday, and Sacrifice Our Wants for Others Needs Sunday.

Since its inception eighteen years ago, the week-long intitiative has received significant publicity and has been listed annually in Chase's Book of Annual Events. She has received correspondence from personalities such as Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr., Oprah Winfrey, Shirley MacLaine, and songwriters Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel.