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Acts of Kindness

| April 5, 2016 | 9 Comments
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
 
They may be small but they have such big hearts. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of paying it forward. 
 
I think that all children are born with a sense of compassion – parents, teachers, aunts and uncles just need to find ways to feed it!
 
Getting children involved with philanthropy is a way for them to give back to their community – it let’s them feel like they are making a difference.
 
It doesn’t have to be complicated either. Picking up garbage in a community playground, donating the proceeds from a lemonade stand to a charity that they pick or holding the door open for someone. Any random act of kindness can make a world of difference. 
 
 
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Hair Donation Ottawa

 
Last year, I attended Hair Donation Ottawa, an event that raises funds for cutting edge child and adult cancer research and empowers kids with hair loss by providing them with free wigs.
 
I was amazed to see so many children in attendance. They were so proud to be donating their hair, knowing the cause they were supporting. I didn’t see one tear shed – just smiling faces everywhere.
 
I love looking at the before and after pictures from the event – they are priceless! 
 
 
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The 6th Annual Hair Donation Ottawa will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Algonquin College Salon & Spa located on 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8, A Building, Room #A112.
 
To find out more about this event and learn how you can get your kids involved visit www.hairdonationottawa.com.

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Category: Family, Kids, Living, Non-Profit, Ottawa Events, Teens

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Julie says:

    We teach our children that kindness matters. I think it’s one of the most important lessons we, as parents, can teach.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Kindness and politeness are so very important and have to be taught from an early age. I am so proud of one of my grandsons who gave a homeless man $6 of his very own money (he’s 7 yrs old). Priceless. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Suzie B says:

    I think it’s a wonderful idea to instill kindness and giving back into children at a young age. It is something that hopefully will stay with them into their adult years!

  4. Treen Goodwin says:

    yes i agree , kindness is important to teach your children at a young age , it really makes them more giving and caring i think ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    I think it’s such a great idea for the children to learn early to pay it forward, and I think it’s great that they also want to help by donating their hair!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    What a great act of kindness!! The before and after pics are super ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Carole Dube says:

    It is a great idea to teach your children at a young age to to kind, kindness goes a long way in life!

  8. Joni W says:

    I wanted oft times to donate my hair but didn’t know where. one time I put it on a snowman.. it was weird.

  9. AD says:

    Looks like a great event! Kids are innately compassionate; something that should definitely be fostered.

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