Kindness History

Clementine Hartson

“Kindness is the number one attribute in a human being”

The ProjectKindness story is one of strength, determination and how the sheer drive to help can make all the difference in the world.

The story starts with Clem.

Clem is the initial force of kindness behind this wonderful venture. She is based in Sydney, Australia and has a background in adult mental health and child protection with counselling and psychological science qualifications.

Through her volunteer work with boarding houses and individuals with severe mental health and disability challenges, Clem came to realise that these people were living in a bleak world. The boarding house walls were bare. There was a general air of depression and gloom. The houses were devoid of hope and happiness. But it didn’t have to be that way. These people could, and should be able to live such brighter, happier lives.

Clem took matters into her own hands, becoming the change that she wanted to see. She and a few others reached out to the Sydney community and were absolutely stoked to receive amazing donations of photos, artworks and other colourfully heart-warming items. They adorned the boarding house with these precious gifts and the residents were so happy to see some colour and light and love in their home that had been bleak and dark for so long. Some were taken back to their childhoods as paintings reminded them of happy times gone by. Others said that just a little burst of colour had made their entire day.

Clem and her team made a habit of bringing joy to the lives of individuals doing it tough everywhere. Christmas meant decorating boarding houses with tinsel and distributing donated gifts. That developed into a general need to spread kindness everywhere.

And so, ProjectKindness was born.

From small beginnings, driving around Sydney, picking up donations and delivering to those in need in the inner-city areas, ProjectKindness quickly gained traction and expanded to helping people all throughout the greater Sydney region.

Through ProjectKindness the homeless, the helpless and the hopeless are all supported through the selfless acts of others. More and more people are coming on board, donating their possessions, their time and their kindness in order to improve the quality of life of some of Sydney’s most vulnerable citizens. For that we have the Sydney community to thank. In no way, shape or form could this venture have thrived without the shining light of a wonderful band of people.

The reason we are now able to support a large group of wonderful social workers and case workers through the needs of their clients is because of all the kind-hearted souls who have so selflessly allowed us the privilege to do so with their donations and their actions.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. When you support ProjectKindness, you are supporting wonderful, inspiring and remarkable individuals find their feet and build better lives, regardless of their current circumstances.

So, what’s next for ProjectKindness? Well, that story continues with you…

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