Keys to Kindness History

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 that 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 that 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 a whole lot of KINDNESS raised $2000.00.

What inspired Keys To Kindness was a child’s heart, a lemonade stand that could, and a community connecting to share kindness, seeing the impact, and knowing the need and opportunities to share a lot 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 been able to connect hundreds of people and provide opportunities to make an impact and truly connect and build lasting relationships.

Keys to Kindness, mission is to connect the community for kindness. We accomplish this by serving our community in four different ways.

1. Our Kind Campus Initiative- partners with schools and businesses to help create an encouraging environment and provide opportunities to share, encourage, and inspire acts of kindness through our Kind Campus Initiative Kits.

2. Community Causes- gives opportunities for the community to support various Kind Causes such as Mental Health, Children with Special Needs, Our Veterans, The Elderly, various Health Illnesses, and Animals through our events and fundraisers. We do this through our gatherings or fundraisers.

3. Connecting the Community- provides opportunities to serve and give back to families in need. We facilitate fundraisers by connecting with our community partners and giving our community the chance to connect and help those families in need. We gather together not only to raise funds but to build new relationships, offer different ways to share kindness, and make a difference.

4. Clara’s Community Kind Key- Clara’s Community Kind Key was started after The Garcia Family (a local Firefighter and his wife list their precious baby girl Clara in a horrific car accident. The community rallied together for The Garcia Family to share kindness and just love on them. It was heartwarming to see how precious Baby Clara connected so many in our community. Many in our community fighting their own trials showed up for The Garcia Family. Amazingly through their heart ache, The Garcia’s are paying it forward already through Clara’s Community Kind Key by recognizing those in the community who go above and beyond to share kindness with others.

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 in changing their lives and the lives of others as well as the environment in which we live.

More about Keys to Kindness

The Faces behind the Good

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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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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Meet the Kindness Crew

Keys to Kindness wouldn't be able to accomplish what we do without our amazing Kind Crew.  Our Kind Crew is made up of volunteers who have committed time to our mission.  They consistently give not only of their time but their hearts to share ideas and ways for Keys to Kindness to connect and make an impact in the community.

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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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