Thousand Hours is our kindness revolution project where we want to give 1000 hours back to the community to help make a difference. Our mission is to bring community together to help spread small acts of kindness to make a difference to others lives. Whether that be litter picking in their local park, baking a homemade cake and gifting it to a neighbour or to a care home team, or helping to deliver food parcels to vulnerable families in the community. These acts of kindness help to create a ripple affect and our message is that any small act of kindness can make such a huge impact on ones life. Everyday we will be laying out an act of kindness as a way of helping and guiding people with what they could do to help their community, and then after we ask if they could log in their story on our Thousand Hours site, telling us what they did, what impact it had made and how it made them feel. We love hearing people’s stories and how their acts of kindness helped others.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits this project will bring is that not only will it bring families together to help with the project, but also members of the community. Since covid, we have seen the impact the pandemic has had on many people’s mental health. With thousand hours, it will help encourage people to step out and work with their community by spreading kindness and cheer and helping to make a difference in their town. Being outside and taking part in something like litter picking, encourages people to go outside, have fresh air, be active and talk with others, which makes such a difference to someone’s mental health and well-being. Thousand Hours also teaches a lot to children and how they can help make an impact on their community by spreading kindness. Whether that be writing a note to their neighbour, baking a cake for a friend or being involved with litter picking also to help keep their local parks clean and protect wildlife. It teaches the impact of kindness greatly and how important it is.
Steps to get it done:
Our project will also help impact people’s mental health and well-being, especially with what our community has been through since the start of the pandemic. It will encourage the community to get together and spread small acts of kindness to not only help protect the environment of our community but also help others. We want to be able to reach out to more people in our community, especially those who have greatly been impacted by covid as we feel our project will help them greatly, by encouraging them to join us in community projects to spread kindness whilst also helping them with their well-being and mental health.
About the space
Ashford Borough Council