About Us

Keys to Kindness History

It started with a Lemonade Stand.

Keys to Kindness started when Sharri Cagle’s son was in 5th Grade.  He came home on a Thursday from school wanting to do something to help a student in 3rd Grade who needed a heart transplant. Friday night, the Cagle Family was building a lemonade stand to host in their neighborhood on Saturday. Colin Cagle rallied his classmates, friends, neighbors, and anyone who would listen to come and help with the lemonade stand.  He set a goal of $200.00.  A little boy, his friends, family, the community, and many KINDNESS raised $2000.00. This led to a “Month Long Be Kind Initiative” to raise the additional funds needed for their fellow student to receive his heart transplant.

What inspired Keys To Kindness was a child’s heart, a community connecting to share kindness, seeing the impact, and knowing the need and opportunities to share more kindness. Keys to Kindness has now hosted dozens of gatherings and events to help other families and provide awareness for other causes in our community. We have connected hundreds of people and provided opportunities to make an impact, truly connect, and build lasting relationships!

The key to our mission is our Annual Kind Camp, which has served over 1,000 youth and allowed them to serve. Our Kind Camp has also provided hundreds of scholarships for children in need to attend Kind Camp. Our focus is to provide an empowering and encouraging environment for all children, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for children with special needs, such as children with Autism, Illnesses, children in the Foster Care System, and more.

Our Mission Statement

To inspire, educate, and empower children, adults, schools, communities, and businesses by providing tools and support and to teach all that each one of us has the power, with simple acts of kindness, to be the key to changing their lives and the lives of others as well as the environment in which we live.

  • Annual Kind Camp

  • High School Student Scholarships for College or a Trade School

  • Internship and Opportunity for High School and College Students to earn community service hours.


  • Opportunities for those with disabilities, special needs, 

  • Connecting the Community with individuals of all ages to learn about and share kindness

  • Partnering with other organizations to help with the needs of others.


More about Keys to Kindness

The Faces behind the Kindness

The Keys to Kindness Board

We are grateful to be comprised of board members with many different talents, who are kind, passionate, and committed to supporting our mission at Keys to Kindness.

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Sharing the Kindness

Kind Testimonials

We are grateful for the time that individuals have taken to share with us the impact that Keys to Kindness has made for them. Our mission would not be possible without the support of those in the many communities we work with to connect and provide many different opportunities to share kindness and make an impact in others lives.

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Community Recognition

Keys to Kindness is grateful to be recognized for our service to the community. None of which would be possible without the support of our Kind Partners and Volunteers.

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