I’ve been a member of this group [the Kindness Pandemic] for the last month, and in my day job, I’m also the Head of the Facebook App. ... Every day, I am amazed by the incredible stories of kindness that I see happen in this group. Thank you Catherine for your dedication and sharing your heart with all of us by managing such an inspiring community. And thanks to all of you - all 550,000+ of you - who come together to share your stories with one another and make the world a better place. Right now more than ever, you remind us all that kindness is universal and transcends all borders. The Kindness Pandemic gives many—including myself—a reason to smile each day. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App
Come Together: Join The Kindness Pandemic Facebook group for your daily reminder that there is good in the world (even when you’re down to your last roll of toilet paper with no hope in sight). Members share heartwarming stories, like people putting friendly notes in elderly neighbours’ letterboxes offering help, and strangers anonymously leaving bags of groceries on the front steps of those who are struggling (toilet paper included). Marie Claire, 14 Mood Lifters to Brighten Your Day
The Kindness Pandemic was established on 14th March, 2020 by Dr Catherine Barrett, to support people who lives are impacted by COVID19. The group grew to 500,000+ members in two weeks. Kindness wont make Coronavirus go away, but it is making many people's lives easier and more rewarding. The Kindness Pandemic is underpinned by principles of Intersectional Kindness, or how we look out for people who are marginalised before COVID19 and those who have become marginalised or experiencing new hardships because of COVID19. Read more about the Anatomy of Kindness here.
How to participate
Supporters and sponsors
We are grateful to the following organisations and groups for supporting our Campaign or partnering with us:
- Drummond Street Services
- Professional Pharmacy Association
- PlayGroup Australia
For more information please contact Campaign Founder/Director Dr Catherine Barrett
Thankyou to the Media
Thankyou to everyone who covered the Kindness Pandemic, to help get the word out. Grateful to Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App for this interview with Dr Catherine Barrett, Founder and Director of the Kindness Pandemic (below) and our beloved The Project.