Be Kind: It’s Time for the World Kindness Youth Conference | Corona, CA

It’s that time of year again – 2020 World Kindness Youth Conference! And yes, things are a little bit different this year, but even COVID-19 can’t stop kindness from shining through. Being kind can happen anywhere, anyway and anyhow. It could be as simple as smiling at a stranger or helping out a friend. It is a lovely feeling to be kind and the happiness it creates spreads faster than California wildfires. So much so, November 13th is officially declared World Kindness Day.

World Kindness Day was an idea created in 1998 that sprang from Japan’s Small Kindness Movement, which was created in 1963 after the president of Tokyo University was mugged in a public place and no one helped him. This international campaign was designed to bring people from a diverse background together to unite nations through acts of kindness regardless of politics, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age and even zip codes. It has received support from heads of state and is now recognized as the official day to recognize the important role kindness plays in societies around the world.

We may not have schools to go to, but this doesn’t stop the fun. Each day this week, we will feature a different topic and speaker, all leading up to World Kindness Day. Topics will include: Empathy with John Pritikin, self-confidence with Grandma Rose, self-care mindfulness with Tami and Shred Away Your Worries and finally World Kindness Day and gratitude grateful activity and kindness acts.

It’s going to be a great week, filled with kindness, peace and love. Spread kindness throughout the world and it will come back tenfold.

If you would like to learn more about World Kindness Youth Conference, contact Simple Acts of Care and Kindness at 866-459-7225 or visit www.simpleacts.org for additional information.

Why Having Pride Is So Important | Corona, CA

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As long as you aren’t living under a rock, you know that we recently wrapped up Pride Week, a celebration of the LGBT community and their culture. There are plenty of events, parades and celebratory events surrounding this time of year, but did you ever wonder why it exists at all? Bullying.

At 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, New York City Vice Squad Public Morals Division raided The Stonewall Inn, a notoriously gay bar. It was then that the Stonewall Riots broke out, in response to the brutal treatment those in the LGBT community who attended that night. These violent demonstrations are what we now believe to be the first acts of the modern day gay rights movement.

Since the Stonewall Riots, there has been many advancements in the gay rights movement. They can participate in the armed forces protecting our country, marry and have children. But there are still plenty of steps left to take. Bullying this community is still very prevalent around the world and it needs to stop. This is why the Pride events that take place worldwide are such a major step towards equality. Pride Parades and events are celebrated in every major city and country across the world.

Bullying should never happen to anyone, regardless of your race, sex, creed or gender. We need to try to live in a place of peace and harmony, free from bullying and bigotry. So, in honor of Pride Month, we should take extra steps to come together. Not just for ourselves, but for those that are hurting.

If you would like to learn more about Pride Month, contact Simple Acts of Care and Kindness at 866-459-7225 or visit www.simpleacts.org for additional information.

Donate your computers or electronics and help S.A.C.K.! | Corona, CA

Come and help S.A.C.K. at their upcoming eWaste recycling event!  Bring your items on Saturday July 13, 2013 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm to the following location:

Corona High School
1140 Tenth Street
Corona, CA  92882

By donating your computers or electronics to S.A.C.K. you help us encourage acts of kindness among young people and adults, and to generate and administer funds for the S.A.C.K. movement as well as for the annual World Kindness Youth Conference.

Approved Display eWaste including intact Computer Monitor, LCD, Plasma, CRT TV’s, LED or Projection TV (functioning or non-functioning).

Approved Computer eWaste includes: functioning and/or non-functioning Computer Towers, Computer Servers, Tablet PC’s, Netbooks and Switches.

Approved Breakage includes copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, and other office/computer equipment not mentioned above.

UNAPPROVED eWaste includes but is not limited to florescent light bulbs, alkaline batteries, liquid waste, oils, paints. Etc.  We also do not accept Full Size Refrigerators, Washing Machines or Dryers.

If you have items to donate and cannot bring them to the special event date, please come by our specially designated office to drop the items off.

Up & Running Computer Solutions
840 E. Parkridge Avenue
Suite 106
Corona, CA  92879

(951) 737-8558

Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 5:00 to drop off any of the approved items listed above.