By Greg Elwin, Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek Media Relations Coordinator.
The mission of the Kiwanis of Mill Creek is to empower our members to improve our community by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
This starts with kindness. Kindness to each other creates the bond of community, and community helps us all lead safe, happy and fulfilling lives!
Our “Kindness Wall” is intended to bring acts of kindness to the community, but since we are all social distancing, we share our Kindness Wall with you – virtually.
This week's act of kindness!
From all of us to all of you, we hope that you had a fantastic and memorable Thanksgiving!
Many of us celebrated this family holiday in small groups or even alone, but we hope that you all were able to find something to be thankful for this year!
These are tough times, but the human spirit will prevail, and we will all come out of this stronger in the end; stronger families, stronger communities and a stronger nation. For that, we can give thanks!
Thanksgiving signals the official beginning to the Christmas and Holiday shopping season. Black Friday looms in all the ads and media, and consumers are enticed to safely come to the stores or order online. Curbside pickup is the phrase that pays this year!
But it’s the sense of community and the closeness of family that is the glue that holds it all together. So do “Black Friday” if you want to, but be sure to take part in “Small Business Saturday!”
At no other time in our collective memories has Small Business Saturday been more important than now! The pandemic has impacted small businesses more than any other segment of the economy. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and few days go by where we don’t hear the tragic tale of another small business closing. We can help!
So head out to Main Street…or your own downtown…or the cute little shopping district near your home…or anywhere there is a local small business… and support them!
All big businesses were once small businesses. Every corporation started as dream and was built on blood, sweat and tears to become what they are today.
So, support our small businesses…help them in their time of need…and be there for them as they grow, develop and thrive!
You can read more about Small Business Saturday here: Shop Small Saturday.
We would love to hear about how you were able to take this simple act of kindness and make a difference! Please share in the reader comments section here and on your social media pages. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kiwanisofmillcreek/.
The Kiwanis of Mill Creek meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 pm.
While we are under Covid-19 restrictions, our meetings are held via Zoom. Once we can again gather, our meetings are held at the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Main Street, Mill Creek WA.
If you are interested in attending a Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.