Local Elementary Student Accepts 26 Acts of Kindness Challenge

Local fifth grader Madison Davis (right), is pictured presenting two blankets to Kathy Gillespie (left), chief executive officer of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. The blankets are part of her “26 Acts of Kindness” Challenge. (Provided photo)

Ann Curry said, “Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious life lost. It could be an act of kindness big or small.

Are you in?”

A new movement has swept across the nation in honor of the 26 people killed at an elementary school days before Christmas. Ann Curry, NBC News correspondent, was so moved by this tragedy and wanted to find a way to have something good come out of it.  Her solution was “26 Acts of Kindness” – one act in memory of each life that was sadly cut short.

Ann Curry utilized social media and asked everyone to join her.  One local 5th grade student, Madison Davis, accepted the challenge. Madison and her family have been performing random acts of kindness, such as paying for the person’s food behind them at McDonalds, taking a turkey to the local men’s shelter, delivering flowers to and visiting with residents at a local nursing home, etc. 

Most recently, Madison presented two blankets to the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. The blankets will be given to seniors in need of something warm during the harsh winter weather.

Thousands have accepted the “26 Acts of Kindness” challenge.  Ideas include: buy coffee for the person behind you in line, pay for someone’s parking ticket, shovel snow for a neighbor, leave a gift card at a drive-through window, take a homeless person lunch, send flowers to a rehab facility, pay an elderly couple’s bill, leave thank-you notes for sanitation workers, volunteer at a soup kitchen, give clothes to goodwill, send a treat to a local daycare center, pick up litter you see, or donate to a local blood drive.

Curry said, “If you do good, you feel good.” 

Join Ann Curry and Madison Davis today by participating in the “26 Acts of Kindness” movement.

More information about the movement can be found on the “26 Acts of Kindness” Facebook page.  Information of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. can be found at www.ccaaa.net.

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