Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to consider ways to spread kindness on the “extra day” of the year, Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Through Leap of Kindness Day, you can build teamwork and workplace morale, support local nonprofits, and inspire people of all ages to get involved. You can join our #leapofkindnessday celebration simply by doing something kind for someone else, whether self-initiated or paid forward. You can band together with coworkers and friends or act on your own.
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce staff recently reached out to our nonprofit members, asking them to tell us what "kindness" would benefit their organizations most at this time. Here are the responses we’ve received to date:
Here are 5 more suggested ways to celebrate Leap of Kindness Day:
Local chambers of commerce are often the facilitators of events that bring together leaders and individuals from the private, nonprofit and public sectors to get things done. That’s really what Leap of Kindness Day is all about: inspiring everyone in our communities to do something kind for someone else on Leap Day.
Leap of Kindness Day was invented by Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a creative way to bring their local community together. Launched in 2016, the first Leap of Kindness Day was adopted by 52 chambers of commerce around the country. This year, more than 120 chambers of commerce across the United States, Canada, and Ireland are joining in to encourage leaps of kindness.
For more information or to add your nonprofit’s wish to our list, please contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-596-0376 or Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as a primary business conduit for the Camden-Rockland Region, which encompasses 27 municipalities within and surrounding Knox County. The Chamber provides a variety of platforms and opportunities for close to 800 business and nonprofit members to promote themselves to residents and visitors to the region. To learn more, visit www.CamdenRockland.com or call 207-596-0376.