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To break the monotony of confinement, Kath Koschel often checked on her neighbors. “I knocked on the door of my neighbor, who had three children learning at home, and I said, ‘I’m going to the park. Do any of your kids want to come and kick a ball with me?'” While not. everyone’s neighbor is a former Australian cricketer, Koschel, the founder of a nonprofit Kindness Factory, said this was just one of many ways Australians approached each other during the 20221 enclosures. The Kindness Factory saw an influx of kindness. this year, with a 60 percent increase in shares logged on the site. It has recently recorded more than 3 million acts of kindness. “What that looks like is controlling a neighbor and having a little more compassion for the people around us and valuing things like a human relationship over money,” Koschel said. ACM supports Kindness Factory to support school program The wonderful story behind a global kindness movement These efforts will be highlighted on World Kindness Day on Saturday, November 13th. This World Day of Kindness will aim to deepen human bonds and preserve small acts of kindness as we adjust. to the “new” normal. Looking at the many actions recorded on the Kindness Factory website, Koschel highlighted how individuals drew strength from those acts of kindness. In one, a person described finding a dollar in his pocket after a bad day. “I told my parents how weird it was, and they told me my little sister puts a dollar in one of my pockets when she knows I’m sad to help encourage me,” the individual wrote. The Kindness Factory is an ACM initiative, publisher of this site, back as well. ACM managing director Tony Kendall said the values ​​of the two organizations were aligned. “Our partnership with Kindness Factory marks an important step in our commitment to keeping the community strong, informed and connected,” he said. “Together, we help young people become kind and resilient individuals and in turn help with their own mental health – a very important ingredient for future generations.” ACM publications around Australia share Kath’s story this World Day of Benevolence. “Our partnership with Kindness Factory has already opened our eyes to how we can all live and work in more polite ways,” Kendall said. As we begin to remove the threat of COVID-19 behind us, Koschel said she hopes something else will become endemic. “When you see someone in your community kind to another community member, then I think it becomes quite appealing and contagious,” she said. “It’s impossible not to smile when you see someone kind to another person.” Log in to your kindness at


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