Subject: Fwd: It’s Kindness Week in Ottawa!
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:26:30 -0500 (EST)
A message for the web site from our MPP.
There are three key points:
- For more information about Kindness Week events taking place across Ottawa, please visit www.kindottawa.ca or follow updates on Twitter at @kindottawa.
- This year we (Yasir Naqvi’s office) are partnering with the Snowsuit Fund in Ottawa,…. Specifically requested are new, or gently used coats, snow pants, mittens, hats, scarfs and boots of all sizes. We will be collecting items at our Community Office (109 Catherine Street), until March 14, 2014.
- Reminder about the annual Family Day Skate Party, on February 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Champlain Park. See also the previous post about the Skate Party.
Sent: 14/02/2014 3:26:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: It’s Kindness Week in Ottawa!
Today marks the start of Kindness Week in our community and across Ontario.
Kindness Week is an initiative that started in Ottawa, and encourages community members to choose to be kind and recognizes those who engage in everyday acts of kindness. This event is made possible thanks to an organizing committee of volunteers from government, non-profit, corporate, education, and restaurant and hospitality sectors, and is facilitated by the Caring and Sharing Exchange. Building on successful Kindness Week in Ottawa, in 2009 I introduced a motion in the Ontario Legislature that unanimously passed and declared the third week of February as Kindness Week in Ontario.
Simple acts of kindness are the backbone of Kindness Week, and every year my office takes this opportunity to raise much-needed items for worthy organizations. This year we are partnering with the Snowsuit Fund in Ottawa, which helps to keep underprivileged kids warm during the cold season. This has been one of the coldest winters in recent memory, and the Snowsuit Fund has been of immense help to low-income kids and families across Ottawa. They bring dignity and hope to families who simply do not have the means to provide their children with the necessities for living.
Specifically requested are new, or gently used coats, snow pants, mittens, hats, scarfs and boots of all sizes. We will be collecting items at our Community Office (109 Catherine Street), until March 14, 2014.
I would also like to remind you about my annual Family Day Skate Party taking place this Monday, February 17. Please find the invitation attached. Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to skating, or already an expert. Join us at the Champlain Park Outdoor rink from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for some hot chocolate and fun!
For further information about any of the above, please contact my Community Office at 613-722-6414, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yasir Naqvi, MPP