Delta’s kindness meters have already been filled with enough change to produce the first kindness donations, just a few weeks after being launched. So far, kind Deltans have contributed a total of $800. The Delta Community Foundation will be distributing the first donations to the Extreme Weather Response Shelters in North and South Delta.
“The Delta Community Foundation is pleased to play a part in this program by collecting and distributing the kindness coins to help local charities and those in need across Delta. With cold weather upon us, we are thrilled to be making the first ever kindness meter donation to the Extreme Weather Response Shelters in North Delta and Ladner. We know that even a small amount of money can go a long way towards helping the people who use these shelters.”
- Carlene Lewall, Vice President, Delta Community Foundation
Students from Delta School District designed the art on Delta’s Kindness Meters as pieces of public art that brighten the community. Spare change can be contributed at any of the five Kindness Meters located in North Delta at the North Delta Centre for the Arts and Sungod Recreation Centre; in Ladner at 5044 48 Avenue and City Hall; and in Tsawwassen at Tsawwassen Town Centre off 56 Street.
“Delta’s kindness meters are a great way to celebrate some great young local artists while giving everyone an opportunity to lend a helping hand. In just a few short weeks, the community has raised an amount that will make a meaningful difference for people and this shows Delta’s true giving spirit. I hope everyone will continue depositing kindness – small acts by many can lead to a real positive outcome.”
- Mayor George V. Harvie
Businesses or individuals interested in matching the kindness coins collected each month can contact the Delta Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on Delta’s Kindness Meters, visit delta.ca/KindnessMeter.
For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or email MayorHarvie@delta.ca.