July 2019: Kindness Month

WHEREAS, We the Children of the United States Unite as One People in Order to Preserve, Protect, Nurture and Grow the Health of Our People, Our Shared Community, and Our Country; and,


WHEREAS, Planned Acts of Kindness is a social responsibility program where people around the world wake up each day, and on their cell phones, their computers and devices, find a new planned activity that they can do with their family, friends, co-workers and in their community; and,


WHEREAS, the goal is to have tens of millions of people doing the same activity on the same day, unleashing powerful, positive energy into the world; because many problems take more than one day to effect change, each month we will establish an education and action campaign on a new Cause of the Month; and,


WHEREAS, in July, in conjunction with schools, churches/temples, non-profit organizations, agencies, and businesses, Planned Acts of Kindness will provide educational workshops, seminars, events, meetings, activities and programs in the following areas:


1) Ethics and Civility

2) Social Responsibility and Volunteerism 3) Community Outreach 4) Global Citizenship; and,


WHEREAS, we call upon people from all nationalities, races, religions, ages, genders, economic and educational levels, and I encourage all Americans to take a proactive role in exhibiting greater kindness in all aspects of their lives as they strive for the well-being of themselves, their families, their communities, and the future of our country and planet; and,


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim July 2019 as Kindness Month in Michigan.