Last year, we launched #ChannelKindness Holiday calling on community members like you to join us in sharing kindness and meeting unmet needs this holiday season. Amidst the joy and generosity that can come with this time of year, many may not expect to share in these celebrations. Last week, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued an advisory regarding the state of youth mental health. As young people and families continue to power through long-standing challenges at home, in school, and in their communities, the collective urgency for us to address mental health safety this holiday season is unprecedented.
It can all feel overwhelming, and where I find purpose and connection – and hope that you do, too – is in the fact that kindness is action. Kindness is sharing a smile. Kindness is checking in with a loved one, especially those having a difficult time this holiday season. Kindness is reaching out for help. Kindness is caring for your own wellness. And kindness is supporting the organizations in your neighborhood working to channel kindness however they can. We can work together to provide resources that lift each other up.
For our second annual #ChannelKindness Holiday, we are proud to give to and highlight nonprofit organizations across the United States who show up for young people by addressing a variety of needs including welcoming refugees to the U.S. and easing their transition, increasing food and housing access, providing resources to support mental health and healthier sleep, and more. These organizations include:
- Ali Forney Center
- La Casa de las Madres
- The Center For Native American Youth
- Homeless Action Coalition
- Indiana Youth Group
- Larkin Street Youth Services
- Miry’s List
- The Nan Project
- One Spirit
- White Pony Express
- Precious Dreams Foundation
- Project 150
Click here to donate to support these organizations and our #ChannelKindness Holiday efforts today!
Thank you for everything you’ve done this year and beyond to build a kinder and braver world.