BENEFITING: MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP INC
(Ends January 31, 2014!)
January’s Random Act of Kindness: January is National Mentoring Month – who knew?! The fun challenge this month is to raise money to provide tickets to mentors and mentees to attend sporting events, movies, concerts, theater productions, and more!
How and Why Did This Start? I recently heard two stories that have stuck with me:
1) The first story was analogous to the “Butterfly Effect” and how one small thing can lead to something bigger and eventually change someone’s life.
2) The second story was an experiment in which one group of people were given $10 and told to go treat themselves to something that day. Another group of people were also given $10 but told to donate it or spend it on someone else. At the end of the day, the group of people who spent the $10 on someone else felt much happier than the group who spent it on themselves…
After hearing these two stories and thinking about how contagious social media can be, I thought it would be neat to combine these lessons and organize random acts of kindness each month - a fun way to change someone’s life and feel happier doing it!
Whether January's challenge leads to two tickets or two hundred tickets, I think it’s worth it no matter what! In ten days or so, we will update everyone with the progress and then make the formal donation to the mentoring group. Stay tuned for updates over the next week!!
"Social giving is directly related to happiness." - fancy studies
"Happiness leads to awesomeness, more smiling, and the occasional fist pump." - no study needed