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Acts of Kindness: Volunteers Organize 26 Teacher Appreciation Weeks Across Arlington

Brigitte Meeks and Gara Hill, PTA leaders from two Arlington elementary schools, have teamed up with local businesses and school volunteers to organize Teacher Appreciation Week at 26 elementary campuses across the city that don’t have organized PTAs. Meeks, Pope Elementary PTA First Vice-President and mother of three boys, said she…

Arlington Resident Collects Teddy Bears to Bring Comfort to Hospitalized Children

Friends, family and neighbors helped Arlington resident Dave Butler celebrate his 46th birthday with a giant pile of teddy bears, unicorns, giraffes and other cuddly creatures. More than 200 stuffed animals were donated Saturday during Dave’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Party at Viridian’s Lake Club. Families stopped by to stuff their…

Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week April 9-13 With Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library!Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p. m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library’s giving spirit. These programs are open to…

Citizens’ Act of Kindness is Memorialized at Arlington Animal Services Center

This act of kindness is bittersweet. It begins with an extremely injured cat, clinging to life, found lying on a busy Arlington street. A snowball effect begins. First, a concerned UT Arlington student named Peyton and his friends step in to rescue the cat from its perilous situation. Next on scene…

Arlington ISD’s Corey Academy Participates in School Kindness Week

When the Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language PTA was brainstorming on what to do for the school’s Kindness Week, they came up with a number of activities and ways to teach this underused but basic character trait that is quite simple. Kindness is free. Kindness, they wanted to show…

Students at The Oakridge School in Arlington Participating in Acts of Kindness

The Oakridge School in Arlington joins thousands of public and private schools for The 2018 Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) this week. Leaders hope to create and celebrate a culture of kindness around the world.​“Our goal is that we make this week our happiest week of the year as our students…

Red Cross DFW to Host Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in Arlington

The American Red Cross is celebrating its service to the Armed Forces initiatives this holiday season by supporting local events and partnering with area government organizations to make the DFW community safer. In conjunction with the Armed Forces Bowl, members of the participating teams, Red Cross volunteers and the Arlington Fire…

Ask Arlington: Community Relations Commission’s Kindness Initiative

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…

Act of Kindness: Republic Services Donates Children’s Bikes to Arlington

More than 20 children in the Arlington community will receive new bicycles for free this summer thanks to the generosity of Republic Services employees. The company, which collects garbage and recycling in the City of Arlington and operates the City’s landfill, donated 21 colorful youth bicycles to the Arlington Police Department…

Spotlight Random Acts of Kindness in Community Through Ask Arlington App

Did a stranger lend a helping hand when you were stranded on the side of the road or surprise you by paying for your coffee or dinner? We want to hear about it! The City of Arlington is launching a new initiative aimed at promoting and showcasing kindness in our…