SOUTHINGTON -Southington residents are being encouraged for the third year in a row to participate in the Southington STEPS - Good Deeds Week, April 3 to 8.
Good Deeds Week is an effort to promote “service to others” and make the Southington community a better place to live.
“It is one of my favorite weeks of the year - who wouldn’t love it?” said Mark Pooler, STEPS board member and one of the coordinators for Good Deeds Week.
“The entire town doing good deeds, volunteering to take care of their neighbors and being kind to one another? I wish this could be something that goes nationwide.”
Since 2007, Good Deeds Day has been a global movement that has united over 60 countries around the world in doing good deeds.
Millions of people and thousands of organizations and businesses worldwide have united together every year to do good and volunteer, putting into practice the simple idea that every person can do a good deed, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively impact the world.
STEPS has expanded the concept to make it a weeklong effort of service to others and spreading good will throughout the community.
“For the last two years I took my leadership staff from the YMCA out to participate in a good deed,” said Pooler. “This year that recipient was so thankful she insisted in us spreading the good deed to others. We plan to help an elderly citizen in town clean up his yard from some of the property from all the storm damage.”
Pooler said that last year STEPS initiated the weeklong celebration of doing good deeds and it was very well received.
“It is such a wonderful opportunity for our entire community to do good deeds with intention all at the same time,” said Kelly Leppard, Youth Prevention Coordinator for STEPS. “We hope even more community members choose to participate this year.”
To participate in Good Deeds Week, sign the pledge at southingtonsteps.org and complete a random act of kindness the week of April 3 to 8.
Good Deeds Week participants are encouraged to take a picture of their good deed and send it to the Southington STEPS Facebook page or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.