A Georgetown University student club, GIVES (Georgetown Individuals Vocal and Energetic for Service), is honoring Newtown, Conn. shooting victims by bringing the 26 Acts of Kindness movement to the Georgetown community.
The nation-wide 26 Acts movement was triggered by a Tweet by Ann Curry shortly after the school shooting.
The event inspired Georgetown students and GIVES members Craig Cassey and Kyla McCure to bring the movement to Georgetown and the local community.
“26 acts is all about kindness and generosity between people regardless of class, age or background,” Philip Dearing, GIVES co-founder, told Patch in an email. “It is extremely important for Georgetown students to reach out to the community, just as it should be the other way around.”
The Georgetown movement began on Monday and continues until Feb. 17.
At the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Monday, student and group member Kendyl Clausen invited the community to join in the effort. She said neighbors can participate by helping with campus-organized service projects or just by "lending a helping hand."
More on the GU 26 Acts effort is available online.
“I think the goal of the remaining days is to involve as many people from the Georgetown community as possible in doing acts of kindness,” Dearing added.
“There are 7,000 of the brightest young minds of our generation all living within a one square mile radius: if we put our mind to it, there is no limit to what we accomplish for others.”
GIVES also has a Facebook page with more information about their efforts.