CARLSBAD (CNS) - A Carlsbad-based group wants children around the world to perform acts of kindness Saturday as part of the fourth annual Great Kindness Challenge.
Kids For Peace Global is putting on the event in conjunction with Southwest Airlines. Other groups involved in the effort are the YMCA, Camp Fire USA and The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
The event's website, greatkindnesschallenge.org, includes a downloadable checklist with 50 ideas for youngsters, including:
-- smiling at 25 people;
-- taking a board game to play at a senior center;
-- saying "thank you" to a police officer, lifeguard, bus driver or elected official;
-- leaving a flower on someone's doorstep; and
-- taking a gift to a child in a hospital, or mailing one to a member of the military.
The organization is hoping to involve 1 million children in 100 countries this year. Last year's challenge reached 50 countries, according to Kids for Peace Global.
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