NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness Activities

November 18, 2015, 10:52 pm

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Last week, we announced our 26 Hours Of Kindness initiative! To recap: on November 26th beginning at 6:00am, the NKPR team will spend 26 consecutive hours giving back to the community! The response we received for those interested in participating was overwhelming and appreciated. As promised, we’ve put together a snapshot of our activities. There are plenty of ways you can get involved… if interested, please contact rebecca@nkpr.net!

Essentials Drive
From now until November 26th, we’re collecting gently used clothing, bags/purses and non-perishable food items. Do you have something you’d like to contribute? Drop by 312 Adelaide Street W from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm! Your contribution will help support Canadian Diabetes AssociationRed Door Family Shelter & Fred Victor. A big thank you to Spin Master, who generously donated children’s toys to our cause!

Pilates for a Cause
7:00am – 8:00am
Join us for a pilates class at Ultimate Athletics! Your $20 admission will be donated to a charitable cause and NKPR will match all donations made! To sign up, please contact lauren@nkpr.net.

Holiday Decorating with Caspar Haydar
The NKPR team, along with designer Caspar Haydar, will do some festive holiday decorating for the residents at Belmont House home for seniors. Afterwards, we’ll spend time with the residents, playing board games and chatting!

Best Buddies Program
A cause dear to our hearts, the NKPR team will spend time with students in the Best Buddies program at Gracefield Elementary School in North York.

Operation Christmas Child
We’ll pack 26 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, personal notes & photos for children in need.

Text-to-Give Matching Game
2:00pm – 2:30pm
The NKPR team will walk along Queen St W, encouraging passersby to play our matching game. If you text JOY to 45678 and make a $5.00 donation to Make A Wish Foundation, we’ll do the same!

Random Acts of Kindness
Throughout the duration of our 26 hours of kindness, NKPR will conduct random acts of kindness including but not limited to:

– Free coffee at Yonge & Summerhill from 6:00am-7:00am
– Gifting colouring books to community centres in the city & flower arrangements for staff
– Handing out gift bags with DAVIDsTEA tea sachets to people walking on Queen Street from 2:00-3:00pm
– Surprise and delight coffee & snack deliveries to local fire, police stations and hospitals around the city
– Working with MADD to identify high risk areas for drunk driving, we’ll hand out free taxi rides home
– Giving out weekly metro passes to people on the 320 Blue Night bus route
– Working with local artists to create and display motivational signs around the city

Community Dinner Programs
There are many local community programs that provide nutritious meals, a safe space and the opportunity to socialize. NKPR will help cook and serve meals at:

– 3:00pm – 6:00pm: The St Felix Centre
– 6:00pm – 8:00pm: The First Interfaith Out of the Cold

All-Nighter For A Good Cause
26 Hours doesn’t stop overnight! The CAMH Darkness to Light Challenge is a spin-off of the original all-night challenge to defeat mental illness. NKPR will stay up all night to raise funds for lifesaving mental health care, research and awareness. All funds raised will go towards purchasing the most urgent needs within the CAMH Gifts of Light program.

4:00am – 5:00am
We’ll hide cash around the city and tweet clues to where the gifts can be found! You can follow along @natashankpr 🙂

6:00am – 8:00am
To end our 26 hours of kindness, the NKPR team along with special guests (to be announced soon!) will serenade commuters with all of your pop & holiday favourites… Location TBC! If you’d like to carol with us, contact rebecca@nkpr.net.

Follow along in the lead-up to November 26th through the hashtag #NKPR26! We hope you’ll join us 🙂