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KindCraft in the News


KindCraft Awarded Most Loved Local Charity
- HulaFrog

February 2022

The Most Loved Awards™ honor the local businesses that parents adore most. KindCraft is the winner of the Most Loved Local Charity Award for 2022.

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Kindness Counts

Written by Julie Collett

August 26, 2021

Kind kids. Parents can likely agree this is a top characteristic we want our children to possess. Yes, honesty, integrity, generosity, courage, resilience (the list could go on for ages) are all important characteristics too.  But there is something about kindness ... it leaves a lasting impression and sticks with us, sometimes for years. Read full article.

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Scheels Community Campaign chooses KindCraft to receive first $1000 from their Community Campaign.

July 2020

KindCraft awarded the first $1000 recipient of Scheels Community Campaign. Scheels is giving away a total of $10,000 to local non-profits to help continue strengthening our community during this time!


KindCraft Awarded Most Loved Local Charity

February 2020

The Most Loved Awards™ honor the local businesses that parents adore most. KindCraft was the winner of the Most Loved Local Charity Award for 2020.

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KindCraft’s Founder and President Awarded Kindest Kansas Citian
-Synergy Services

May 3, 2019

KindCraft’s Co-Founder and President, Courtney Smith, was recognized as one of the Top 20 Kindest Kansas Citians at Synergy Services 29th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian event The North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. Courtney was nominated by Addie Pivinski, a second grader from Cottonwood Point Elementary School in Blue Valley. “Courtney helps make other families feel special and makes their hearts big by having KindCraft events.” -Addie

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KindCraft earns Community Supporter Award at 2019 Inspire-A-Girl Expo
-Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

April 7, 2019

KindCraft was honored with the "Community Supporter Award" for its contributions to Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri. The Community Supporter Award recognizes a group in the community who has partnered with Girl Scouts and whose service has resulted in outstanding benefits to the girls.


Kansas City’s Nonprofit Voice
-KC Cares 328 Episode KindCraft Podcast

March 25, 2019

KindCraft’s Founder and President, Courtney Smith, and Treasurer, Theresa Stoker, were guests on Charitable Communication’s KC Cares radio show-Kansas City’s NonProfit Digital Resource. Listen to the podcast to find out how KindCraft got started and their mission to create a community of kind kids.


KC Kids spread the love by painting kindness rocks with KindCraft
-KCPT tweet

October 13, 2018

KindCraft was invited by KCPT to participate in their Be My Neighbor Day at the Toyota Plaza at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. KindCraft provided a station for families to paint kindness rocks.

KindCraft Teaches Kids the Joy of Giving Back to Community
- The Kansas City Star

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Written by Jill Sederstrom

May 29, 2018

A helping hand, even if it's tiny, can make a big difference.

Claire Rossow, a pre-kindergarten student at Heritage Elementary, saw that as she hauled a large cardboard box through the gymnasium at Sunnyside Elementary. Read full article.


JCCC  Features KindCraft in blog post about Community Based Learning

December 7, 2017

KindCraft was featured as a place to volunteer with young children in the Johnson County Community College Blog in an article written by Community Based Learning Coordinator, Tara Karaim.

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Kids get in the giving spirit on Thanksgiving and every month of the year

-41 KSHB Kansas City News

Report by Terra Hall

Nov 24, 2016

The hospital can be a scary place for a kid. Just ask 9-year-old Addi Whisner.

"I had an asthma attack and couldn't breathe," said Addi.

That asthma attack sent her to the hospital. While much of the visit is a blur, what she remembers most is an act of kindness that was waiting for her on the bed.  Read full article.


Teaching Kids Kindness: Service Organization Helps Families Give Back

-41 KSHB Kansas City News

Report by Terra Hall

October 3, 2016

You're never too young to start giving back. That's the message 7-year-old Bo wants other kids to know.

"If I didn't have any food, I would get starving so that's why I am helping," said Bo Leever, a second grader. "The poor kids, if they don't have any food they could get really hungry so that's why you should come to this."  Read full article.

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