The results are in from the second annual Common Kindness Day, and The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group has crowned Lindsay as the kindest town.
On January 10th, customers of Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault (148 Kent St. W., Lindsay) paid forward a total of $337.72 for free coffees, and handed out roughly 140 free coffees.
The Commonwell created Common Kindness Day in 2017 to encourage Ontarians to appreciate acts of kindness and to inspire others to good deeds. The insurance company sponsored 10 independent cafes across Ontario to give out hundreds of free coffees with one request: that patrons consider paying the act of kindness forward.
Each customer was given a card suggesting they “show some neighbourly love” and asking them to help The Commonwell with the launch of the company’s annual Create a Ripple Effect (C.A.R.E) program donations.
Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault edged out cafes in Ottawa, Peterborough, and Whitby.
“We created Common Kindness Day because we believe in the kindness of strangers and the importance of creating strong community bonds,” says Commonwell president and CEO Tim Shauf.
“The citizens of Lindsay showed an exceptional sense of community and willingness to pay it forward this year. We’re proud to be part of a community that shares the same values and social commitment as The Commonwell”.
For more information about The Commonwell’s C.A.R.E. program, visit thecommonwell.ca/c-a-r-e/.