For the past seven years "Make Kindness Contagious" has been celebrated in Anaheim, to draw awareness as to how an act of kindness can transform both the giver and the receiver. To attract even greater attention to acts of selflessness, Mayor Tait and the Anaheim City Council proclaimed February 2012 as "Make Kindness Contagious Month." Mayor Tait is calling upon residents, businesses and guests to draw on this theme daily, and to set the tone for building a culture of kindness in Anaheim throughout the year.
The "Make Kindness Contagious" theme was first introduced in 2004, when then-Councilmember Tait was inspired by Natasha Sarah Jaievsky, a young Anaheim resident who sought to be kind to family, friends, and strangers. The Make Kindness Contagious logo is, in fact, her drawing. In 2002, a tragic accident claimed Natasha's life at age 6, but the memory of her actions and kind spirit remain an inspiration.
Citizens are encouraged to share their kindness stories on this website. Click on Your Story on the left to submit an act of kindness story. Citizen stories will be posted on a routine basis so we all can be inspired.
Business leaders and City school districts are invited to share this message to their respective audiences, to apply acts of kindness in the way most fitting to that organization.