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Compassionate Action Month in September

posted Aug 27, 2014, 11:14 AM by Interfaith WS

Mayor Allen Joines has proclaimed September “Compassionate Action Month” in Winston-Salem and Sunday, September 21 as “Acts of Kindness Day.”

The Compassion Games Sept. 11-21 will highlight the month-long emphasis on the Golden Rule, treating neighbors as we would want to be treated.

Compassionate Winston-Salem is organizing groups to participate in activities during the month. Local participants include Hospice Healing Build, Moore Magnet School, Samaritan Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Shalom Project, Winston-Salem State University, the Forsyth Cooperative Extension, Wake Forest Medical Center and Wake Forest University.

Individuals and organizations who would like to have their volunteer activities included in Winston-Salem’s participation can contact local organizers Amy Moyle at amymoyle@gmail.com or 512-296-8298 or Margot Jerome at margotjerome@outlook.com or 360-239-1619.

This is Winston-Salem’s second year as a participant in the Compassion Games.  Last year 13 participating community groups provided 1,378 volunteers who recorded 5,817.5 hours of service to 7,830 people in the community. 

The mission of the Compassion Games is to make communities safer, kinder, more just and better places to live.  By participating, players are called upon to perform acts of service and kindness in our neighborhoods, on the job, in service-providing agencies, and wherever their daily journey takes them. The acts of service are organized projects or simple acts of kindness to aid a neighbor in need.

Participating organizations and cities this year include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Compassionate California, Compassionate Connecticut, Compassionate Fayetteville (Ark.), Compassionate Nashville, Compassionate Santa Monica and Compassionate Seattle.

Winston-Salem is one of more than 30 cities around the world that have signed the Charter for Compassion and have joined the International Compassionate Cities movement.  Compassionate Winston-Salem is a program of Interfaith Winston-Salem.

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