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Gateway to Kindness

Take the Kindness Challenge!

Do 28 acts of kindness this year!

Open a door, donate to a charity,

buy a stranger coffee.  If just 715

people committ to 28 acts of kindness

this year we can create a ripple!

Our goal is over20,000 acts of

kindness!  Check out Tim Ezell &

Virginia Kerr on The Thread with 28

Acts of Kindness in ONE DAY!!!!

Be Kind

What Other People Are Saying About Kindness

“I believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world.”

Lady Gaga

“My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Mark Twain

Take the 28 Acts of Kindness Challenge.  Help us meet our goal of 20,000 Acts of Kindness in February.

Acts of Kindness

Meet Karen S. Hoffman, the Founder of Gateway to Kindness

20 years ago in February 1997, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer.  It was a shock.

I was a wife, mother, and entrepreneur, living an ordinary life in St. Louis MO.  Faced with the reality that I could die rattled me to my core.  After my treatment, I read the book Pay It Forward. Something in that book spoke deeply to me and amplified my purpose in this world.  That really, we COULD change our world to be more loving and kind.

All of this led me to start a non-profit called Gateway to Dreams. Our mission is to help people make their dreams come alive. Sharing ideas.  information. introductions.  Today we have a program of services and resources that have helped hundreds of people to achieve their dream.

Gateway to Kindness is My Dream

Gateway to Kindness is my dream coming to life.  I believe that kindness is the most powerful action we can take towards one another. And it truly changes the world.

An added bonus, kindness is good for your health and well-being.  There is a lot of scientific evidence and more studies showing the same!  This is not just fluff.  This is real health, mental and other benefits backed up by research.

I’m equally passionate about St. Louis.  A lifelong St. Louisan, my dream is for St Louis to become known as the kindest city in the United States.  And with that start, a ripple effect across our community, state, and our country.

So for the good of others, your well-being, and St. Louis, I invite you to take the 28 Acts of Kindness challenge.  Like us on Facebook and post your experiences there.

And thank-you for helping me make my dream come true!