Project Kindness 2020 Gift Comes from the Heart!
At the District 91 Board of Education meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2019, Michelle Melin-Rogovin, a Forest Park resident, presented a special gift of $2,500 to help support Project Kindness in 2020. The gift was made in honor of her late husband, Mark Rogovin, an accomplished artist. The gift will be used to pay for the materials and printing of over 10,000 "kindness" labels designed by District 91 students and distributed to local area retail businesses.
"It's just my pleasure to be able to do this," explained Michelle Melin-Rogovin. "To help a project that he would have loved!"
Although they had no chidren of their own, Ms. Melin-Rogovin spoke warmly of Mark as someone who also loved gardening and teaching children the special practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. As a promise to her husband, Michelle will continue the gardening learning moment by distributing a packet of Zinnias seeds to every District 91 student at the Project Kindness kickoff assembly on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Betsy Ross School, 1315 Marengo Avenue.
What is Project Kindness?
Project Kindness is a district-wide initiative to help our students, at all grade levels, understand the importance of showing kindness to others. As part of Project Kindness, students create labels with personal expressions of kindness and perform acts of kindness through lessons and special activities. These unique labels are distributed to retail businesses in Forest Park during "Kindness Week" in early February. Retailers are asked to share the colorful labels - on a coffee cup, takeout container, shopping bag - with their customers who are encouraged to snap a picture of their label and share it on social media with the hashtag #District91Cares!
Project Kindness is made possible through the amazing efforts of District 91 students, staff and administrators and supported by the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, the Forest Park Public Library, the Park District of Forest Park, and the Village of Forest Park.
In 2020, Kindness Week is scheduled for the week of February 10th.
For information regarding sponsorships or participation in Project Kindness please contact Scott Dunnell at email@example.com.