"​We define kindness as sharing your strengths rather than your weakness, so everyone has a strength to share with someone no matter what it is." ​

Christopher Watts, Executive Director


Our Mission

To ignite in people the pure quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate by leading with acts of kindness.


Our Vision

We envision a future where compassion is at the core of all human interaction.

The Kindness Campaign implements fearless approaches to initiate social change and improvement by taking risks on new ideas and approaches, partnering “across lines” with people and stakeholders that share our belief to engage people and change the community for the better, today. We don’t limit ourselves to any one sector or issue, but instead let a set of core values drive all our initiatives.


  • Advocacy

  • Direct Service 

  • Public Safety

  • Workforce Development


Everyone Against Racism promotes and defends human rights in the elimination of racism, xenophobia and intolerant attitudes through action and education. 

  • Economic Equity 

  • Social Justice

  • Anti-racism Training & Education


Kindness Kupboard combines the “social responsibility and inclination” of Outstanding Partner Organizations with the enthusiasm and participation of the community to prepare, retrieve and deliver gourmet food to the homeless, senior citizens and food insecure families, positively impacting the health of community; building stronger bodies while decreasing negative impacts of an unhealthy diet:  low energy, digestive discomfort, headaches and frequent colds.

  • Public Health 

  • Food Recovery, Rescue & Delivery

  • Eliminating Nutrition Deficits & Food Deserts 

Kindness In Doing (KID) engages, educates and mobilizes students in collaborative projects and partnerships focused on education, financial literacy and health.  

  • School Based Support (Classroom, Literacy and Social & Emotional Learning)

  • Mentorship

  • Community Service


Community Empowerment & Opportunity (CEO) ignites community members leading the development, growth and trajectory of the community.

  • Building Family-Oriented Communities 

  • Financial Literacy

  • Mural Commissioning  


Team Up To Clean Up implements a sense of community and responsibility to keep our neighborhood environmentally strong and aesthetically pure through heightened interest and local involvement. 

  • Neighborhood Beautification

  • Community Gardening

  • Walkway Upkeep


Putting Chicago To Work trains and educates the workforce on living wage careers in order to maintain a sustainable and competitive economic environment. 

  • Career & Employment Services

  • Workforce Development

  • Workplace Equity & Employee Appreciation

We Need Your Support Today!