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City of Beverly Hills and Human Relations Commission Celebrate Kindness Week Feb. 14-19

 

Beverly Hills, CA (February 8, 2021) – The City of Beverly Hills Human Relations Commission will recognize National Kindness Week, February 14 - 19, 2021 with inspirational acts of kindness activities throughout the week.  The activities scheduled can be found at www.beverlyhills.org/kindnessweek.  

Kindness Week in Beverly Hills has always been about planned, in-person, social activities, but due to the pandemic, the Human Relations Commission has pivoted to celebrate Kindness Week online and through social media, while encouraging community engagement with a robust calendar of interactive activities.

Human Relations Commission Chair, Ori Blumenfeld said, “As we know, kindness is being friendly, generous, considerate, and so many other actions that describe acts of love, which is so fitting that Kindness Week begins on Valentine’s Day, February 14.  Kindness Week is meant to inspire all to practice and spread genuine and random acts of kindness in their own lives, this week and every single day.”

The signature event for Kindness Week is an Author Talk and Question & Answer Session with Leon Logothetis, best-selling author, motivational speaker and television host of the much revered Netflix series, “The Kindness Diaries.”  For over a decade, Logothetis has traveled the globe to over 100 countries to highlight the good in humanity as seen in “The Kindness Diaries.”  The Author Talk is February 16, at 6 p.m.  You can register at www.beverlyhills.org/kindnessweek.

Additional Kindness Week activities include:

  • Social Media Kindness Challenges developed by the Teen Advisory Committee will be posted each day from February 14 - 19, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter social media platforms @CommunityLifeBH.
  • Human Relations Commissioners will participate in Beverly Hills Public Library’s Storytime, reading books about kindness to children. Storytime videos will be available in the media library on www.YouTube/BeverlyHillsPublicLibrary.
  • The Beverly Hills Public Library and Teen Advisory Committee curated a selection of kindness books, e-books and films for people of all ages. You can find them online at beverlyhills.org/kindnessweek or on the Library’s website at www.bhpl.org.
  • The Beverly Hills Active Adult Club is sponsoring 200 roses on February 12, as an expression of kindness for isolated seniors by sending a rose to each senior who participates in the daily meal delivery.
  • Beverly Hills preschoolers, seniors, and members of the Teen Advisory Group will participate in Kindness Rocks by painting a picture or message about kindness on rocks they have been provided and adding them to the Kindness Rocks Garden at Roxbury Park. There will also be a Kindness Challenge on social media so community members can participate.
  • The Miracle Project, our Community partner, will be premiering the music video of their original song about kindness. The video will be shared on social media throughout the week @CommunityLifeBH.
  • Kindness Task Force (the grass roots organization started by the City and the Community to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic) participants will receive a letter of recognition and Kindness Pin created by the Human Relations Commission.

For more information, visit us at www.beverlyhills.org/kindnessweek or contact Human Services at 310-285-1006 or email humanservices@beverlyhills.org.

 
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