be kind.


Kindness has been shown to cause a ripple effect. Research shows if you show kindness to one person, that person will show kindness to four people and those four people will show kindness to four more people and so on. These exchanges of kindness can change the world.


Teens for a Better Tomorrow (#t4bt), the youth advisory board for Chambersburg Cares, believes in this be kind attitude and launched the first Kindness Campaign in 2018 to focus on intentional acts of kindness in the schools, workplaces and the community at large. This February will be the start of our third campaign in Franklin County. We are challenging kids of all ages and adults in our community to be kind to one another - to intentionally be kind - by offering up a smile, giving a high five, paying for a stranger's drink/meal, befriending someone new, or in any way you like!

Wear your be kind apparel on Fridays in February! 

Share your intentional acts of kindness by posting to social media and using the

hashtag #t4bt




Get one of our MANY new shirt colors as well as hats, hoodies, and more! 


Kindness Challenge Calendar

Focus on intentional acts of kindness throughout February. Follow our kindness challenge calendar. 


"be kind." Toolkit

Do you want to start a kindness campaign in your community or school? Here is our toolkit with tips for along the way. Contact us if you have more questions! 


Caught in the Act - Award

Did you spot a youth in our community doing an act of kindness? Nominate them for the Caught in the Act award. Chambersburg youth ages (5-18) are eligible. 

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