[Editor's note: The following information was provided in a press release.]
First Selectman Michael Tetreau announced Friday that he is proclaiming the week of Feb. 11 - Feb. 17 as “Random Acts of Kindness Week” in Fairfield.
Tetreau was inspired by Fairfield resident Veronica Mollica, who teachers her young children that "kindness matters." Tetreau issued a proclamation Friday declaring next week "Random Acts of Kindess Week," and hopes this will encourage residents to perform good deeds year-round.
“After our community endured Storm Sandy and we mourned the tragedy in neighboring Newtown, it became evident how precious life is and how we must all do a better job in being kinder to others in whatever way makes even a small difference in someone else’s life," Tetreau said.
"By performing simple acts of kindness as often as we can, we serve as models for Fairfield’s children and we make our society better.”
A banner reminding residents to do good deeds will be hung at Sherman Green Feb. 11 - 17 and local businesses will be supplied with "Kindness Matters" stickers to give out to customers. The Fairfield Public Library will help promote thw week in its “One Book One Town” blog.
Random Acts of Kindness Ideas include:
- Monday, Feb. 11: Give a compliment to someone.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12: Buy something for the person in the line behind you.
- Wednesday, Feb. 13: Bring a treat to a neighbor or co-worker.
- Thursday, Feb. 14: Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
- Friday, Feb. 15: Let someone go in front of you in line.
- Saturday, Feb. 16: Volunteer for a Fairfield organization or non-profit.
- Sunday, Feb. 17: Thank a Veteran you know for his/her service.