The Kindness Connection started as a vision of two Wilmette, IL mothers who wanted to find meaningful age-appropriate volunteer projects to do with their children. Armed with the belief that young children have as much to give and learn from community service as older children, The Kindness Connection was born.
Since 2006, The Kindness Connection has reached 35,000 youth volunteers through 75 schools and organizations, and delivered over 45,000 handmade projects to 40 nonprofits around the world.
The Kindness Connection®(TKC) is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization that specializes in the creation and implementation of volunteer experiences for children in grades K – 6. TKC offers schools turnkey events to provide meaningful service learning experiences to their students.
TKC has hosted 14 public events, including its Annual Martin Luther King Service Day, drawing people from 25 communities from the Chicagoland area.
TKC has also coordinated several corporate events for organizations like Allstate Insurance, Morningstar, The Boston Consulting Group, CVS Caremark, and Northwestern University.
TKC service projects are aligned with the Illinois State Learning Standards in social and emotional learning.