March Proclamation on Kindness and Service

2021’s #ValuesProjects continue with Kindness and Service for March.

Share your efforts to connect through acts of kindness and service with the individuals and communities in your life. Email by ValuesProjects@CompassionatePomona.org by March 31.

A Proclamation for March

A PROCLAMATION BY COMPASSIONATE POMONA, A CONSORTIUM OF CARING INDIVIDUALS AND AGENCIES IN THE CITY OF POMONA, PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 2021 AS “KINDNESS AND SERVICE’’ MONTH  IN THE CITY OF POMONA

WHEREAS, as a Compassionate Pomona—in concurrence with the Charter for Compassion which the City of Pomona proclaimed on April 2nd, 2018—we continue to focus on thoughts and actions that promote compassion and inner and outer peace; and 

WHEREAS, in alignment with the goal of compassion, Compassionate Pomona has identified “Kindness and Service” as actions and values which support the Charter for Compassion; and 

WHEREAS, during the month of March when spring begins and nature renews itself, we warm toward our neighbors and strangers as we accept the certainty of earth’s abundance even during the time of Covid; and    

WHEREAS, during these times, performing acts of kindness and service has become more essential, literally saving lives, protecting our shared well-being, and advancing our return to normalcy, and

WHEREAS, acts of kindness and service reward the doer as much as the receiver and therefore produce a multiplication of social and personal benefit; and

WHEREAS, kindness can be spontaneously bestowed in word and deed and in simple recognition of another’s likeness to ourselves and can also be extended to benefit others through dedicated public or private service; and

WHEREAS, a universal commitment to perform acts of kindness everyday would change the world, and services provided by others everyday actually do uphold and strengthen our community and social institutions; and  

WHEREAS, school youth projects, business programming, and governmental and non-profit services can encourage acts of kindness and service to others as a healthy, rewarding lifestyle; and  

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Pomona encourages all Pomonans to embrace “Kindness and Service” through intention and action and to use “#valuesPomona” to share this movement on social media, thus integrating “Kindness and Service” into the daily life of our community. 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF POMONA does hereby proclaim the month of March 2021 as the month of

KINDNESS AND SERVICE

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