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Kindness, Inc. begins 18th year!
On November 8, 2014, Kindness began its 18th year of offering services to keep our care receivers independent and living in their own homes.

Not only have we improved the quality of life for our neighbors who have age-related, chronic and low-vision problems, but Kindness has also made a world of difference in the lives of our volunteers. Kindness, is very grateful to its volunteers, many donors, supporters and community partners who have worked diligently and lovingly over the years to bring us to this joyful celebration of neighbor helping neighbor.



Is Santa's Elf Lying Down On The Job?

Don't worry! We'll wrap those gifts for you. No charge. Just make a donation of any size to Kindness, Inc. > More details here.



Send our link to everyone you know in Baxter and Marion counties who is over the age of 60, has a parent or grandparent, or a disabled elderly friend or neighbor. Urge them to visit our website. Kindness is the only nonprofit organization that provides services FREE of CHARGE to those who are disabled by vision, chronic and age-related problems. We are the only ones offering to keep people who should not be driving because of these problems off the road! We are the only nonprofit to help them maintain their independence and age with dignity in their own homes.

We need you to click on one of those Donate Now buttons. Please do it now!

To all of our volunteers and donors (quoting one of our board members), "Hey, y'all, thanks for all you've done and continue to do for Kindness!"





Become a Kindness, Inc. Volunteer!
As a volunteer, you decide how much you want to help ... and when. It doesn't matter if you can help one day a week, one day a month, or one day a year. There is always somebody who needs (and will truly appreciate) your kindness.

To learn more, click here to offer your help online. Everyone has something they can offer others, no matter what their age or background. We would be delighted to have you join us at Kindness, Inc.

If you have questions, please call us at (870) 425-6475. Thank you.


Learn more! Download the Kindness, Inc. brochure
This link is an Adobe Acrobat® PDF file, about 500K. If you need printed copies of our brochure mailed to you, please call us at (870) 425-6475.



Monthly Volunteer Orientations
Orientations include a brief history of the agency, a ten minute video, discussion about the unmet needs of the elderly in Baxter & Marion counties, review of policies and procedures, and the responsibilities of volunteers and  care receivers, liability issues, review of the volunteer handbook, and the specific services we try to provide. Then we will review the volunteer application and make copies of drivers license and automobile insurance coverage cards of new recruits.

Remember that volunteers choose the services they are willing to offer, the days and times they are willing to volunteer as well as the area(s) where they are willing to go on their volunteer assignments.

Volunteer orientations are held once a month in our Mountain Home office and once a month or more at various facilities in Marion County.  Please send us an email or call us (870-425-6475) for dates and times.




Search For Kindness
What if Kindness, Inc. earned a penny every time you searched the Internet?
Well, now we can!

GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate.  You use it just as you would any search engine, and it’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.  One click = one penny. 

 

In six months every penny realized from this effort will be a penny we would not otherwise have.  They add up. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Kindness, Inc. as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime!

Be sure to spread the word by copying and pasting this article to everyone in your email address book!




Kindness, Inc. Now Listed On Volunteer Match
VolunteerMatch is dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. It is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help everyone find a great place to volunteer, and offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Interested volunteers can enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to quickly find local volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

View The Kindness, Inc. Profile




Some of the best resources for those in need of kindness, or those desiring to give some kindness, are available through faith organizations. We've included links below to the national websites for the major Christian faiths. Most feature an ability to locate a church in your community. We've also included a list of Web resources for other faiths.

These links to senior citizen, government & healthcare resources may also be helpful.


Download The Kindness, Inc. Brochure
This link is an Adobe Acrobat® PDF file, about 500K. If you need printed copies of our brochure mailed to you, please call us at (870) 425-6475.







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