Posts by Kristen Stocks

Summer of Kindness Week 4

It’s hard to believe that we are about halfway through summer break.  We hope you all are making memories and spreading kindness. Don’t forget… we would love to hear about the ways you and your family are spreading smiles in your community. Here is a recap of Week 4 of Summer of Kindness: Day 22…

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Summer of Kindness Week 3

We continue to spread kindness this summer.  Check out the recap of Week 3 of the Kids Boost Summer of Kindness: Day 15 of Kids Boost Summer Of Kindness: Skip the straw or replace a plastic straw with a paper straw. Did you know that plastic straws are destroying our oceans and killing sea creatures?…

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Summer of Kindness Week Two

Here is a recap of Week Two of Kids Boost Summer of Kindness: Day 8 of Kids Boost Summer Of Kindness: We’ve all finished the statement “If I had a million dollars…” Now, let’s change it up a bit. Take a minute and ask them who they would help if they had a million dollars.…

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Summer of Kindness Week 1

Are you looking to make your summer a little more memorable? Why not make this the summer of kindness? Last week, Kids Boost started posting one idea every day to encourage your child to make a difference in the world. They are simple ideas that teach kindness, empathy and generosity. Here are the daily acts…

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They said I couldn’t and I said “Watch Me”

“Traditionally, non-profits aren’t started by single moms.” “Half of new businesses fail.” “You must have corporate backing to really succeed.” These are just some of the many things I was told when I started Kids Boost. It was a bit deflating yet somehow it ignited the fire inside me. Every time someone said something like…

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Walk the walk or talk the talk?

One of the beautiful things about Kids Boost is that we get to talk to kids about meaningful giving. Personally, I have tried to live by the mantra of “walking the walk” and have tried to avoid “talking the talk” too much in my life. However, in a study from Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy,…

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Snow Days in Atlanta

It’s a snow day here in Georgia. You know, a dust of snow and the whole city shuts down. I laugh about it but really and truly, I love it. These snow days (some of which actually include snow) have slowly become some of my favorite days in life.  To me, they’ve served as a…

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Behind the Scenes of Kids Boost

*** This powerful essay was written by a Kids Booster named Abby.  Abby and her sister, Riley, raised $2440 to benefit Rescue Me Georgia by hosting a “Hawks Dog Festival.” With Abby’s permission, we want to share her story in hopes of showing the behind the scenes of Kids Boost. It isn’t just about raising…

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My hope for you or really, 13 hopes for you

Happy Holidays, friends! My hope is that in the hustle and bustle of the holidays that you can take a minute to look around you and see all of life’s blessings.  I hope you make a great new memory, start a new tradition and laugh so hard that you are on verge of wetting your…

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Smiles, Giggles and Gratitude

Wow.  What a whirlwind the last year has been?!? As I sit this morning, I reflect on the last year and I can’t help but smile and giggle a little bit. I smile because this dream of Kids Boost is coming true.  We’ve worked with more than 60 kids on projects and donated to 35…

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New School Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year… already!  New school supplies, new clothes, new shoes and new backpacks.  So why not take a minute to create New School Year Resolutions?  But here’s the catch… they can’t be about losing weight or going to the gym, they have to be about spreading love and making a difference. Why…

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