Watch the Michigan Jaycees as they Rally Across Michigan on August 19th!
Rally Across Michigan is a new take on the traditional road rally. Instead of finding landmarks, teams will be challenged with performing random acts of kindness. Each challenge involves making a positive impact in the community. Participants can be seen cleaning up blighted areas, making connections with local residents, and supporting local community groups and businesses through the kindness challenges. Examples may be to write a thank-you card for a local police officer, clean up trash at a local park, leave positive notes around town, or even to help a resident carry groceries to their car.
Our mission is to bring the community together for friendly, competitive fun focusing on random acts of kindness and good deeds.
Piloted in Redford Township in 2016, the original “#RallyForRedford” saw more than 250 random acts of kindness completed by young active citizens and community groups together in just three hours. Local businesses, residents, elected officials, and community organizations alike praised the efforts of these civic-minded participants and further promoted the project’s ultimate concept of “Paying it Forward.” The project’s success and its exposure through social media created a movement.
The event has grown more than we thought possible. The point of the project is to spread kindness and encourage others to do the same – and apparently it worked. This year, seven additional communities wanted to get involved and host their own kindness rallies! Through connections with Michigan organizations and other community projects, we have also increased the amount of challenges to include 55 different random acts of kindness. We're going to make a huge impact in 2017!
The follow communities are holding their own rallies, and welcome any new teams that want to participate:
Rally for Kalamazoo
Rally for South Lyon
- Rally for Grand Rapids
On August 19th, all the participating teams will be competing against each other to see which community can make the largest impact and take home the Kindness Cup! Follow @RallyAcrossMI (www.facebook.com/RallyAcrossMI) for updates.
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