The Born This Way Foundation has declared 2017 “The Year of Kindness.” It’s January and I hope you are ready to join me. My plans to share kindness in 2017 are well underway. I am going to be a part of the “Kickoff for Kindness.” In addition to eagerly awaiting Lady Gaga’s halftime performance, I’ll be participating by having friends over for a #KindnessForKindness Watch Party for Super Bowl 51 on February 5th. Choosing to step it up a bit, I am starting work on my “Kindness Plays” before the game.
As a fan of the NFL I was thrilled when it was announced that Lady Gaga would be performing at the Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show. It is so much fun when my passions collide; Gaga at the Super Bowl is a huge passion collision. I can’t wait until the “Kickoff” so I am sharing my “Kindness Plays” with you now. According to the Born This Way Foundation, “Kindness Plays” are simple activities you and your guests can complete in less than five minutes before, during or after the Big Game. The Foundation’s Kindness Playbook can be found here : https://bornthisway.foundation/kindness/get-your-kindness-playbook/ Next week is Championship Sunday –but you can be join my “Kickoff for Kindness” Party right now!
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Lady Gaga’s song “JOANNE” is a musical tribute to her aunt who died due to Lupus complications. I have been living with Lupus for almost 35 years. As “LA Lupus Lady”, my main Kindness Play is that I am seeking support of my favorite Lupus nonprofit and asking people (friends, family and strangers) for donations to the Lupus Research Alliance and to join my “Walk with Us to Cure Lupus” Los Angeles Walk Team. 100% of all donations to the Lupus Research Alliance directly fund Lupus Research because the Board of Directors pay for all operating and administrative costs.
Support me in the LA “Walk With Us To Cure Lupus” http://walk.lupusresearch.org/site/TR/WalkwithUs/Walk2013Redesign/30889625?px=1925494&pg=personal&fr_id=4011
Join the team “Lupus Awareness is Fun!” at The Rose Bowl on March 4th to “Walk with Us to Cure Lupus” http://walk.lupusresearch.org/site/TR/WalkwithUs/Walk2013Redesign/30889625?pg=team&fr_id=4011&team_id=97451
Every donation counts and your support can help scientists find an innovative way to prevent, treat or cure Lupus.
If supporting Lupus is not for you the Born This Way Foundation’s mission is to empower youth and inspire bravery. You can donate to Lady Gaga’s organization, a donation of $20.17 would be “too kind.”https://secure.bornthiswayfoundation.org/page/contribute/donate-btwf
Collecting food for a food pantry.
Everybody knows that a Super Bowl party isn’t complete without an array of snacks and food, well the truth is too many people in America are hungry. So I am asking my guests to bring four non-perishable food items. Why four? Because there are four quarters in a football game and it is not too much to ask. it is an easy way to score a “Kindness Play” before the game starts. All the food collected will be given to a LA area food bank.
Decorate meal bags for kids who need a little extra love.
This “Kindness Play” is a creative way to make a child smile. I will be supplying bags and art supplies for my guests and during the #KickoffForKindness Watch Party they will be able to decorate a meal bag for children who receive food from Kids’ Food Basket. The kids get a bit of kindness when the meals are delivered in a cute/cool/fun bag. http://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/
These “Kindness Plays” are simple and important. Please support and join me or step it up and host your own “Kickoff For Kindness” Watch Party. Learn more here: https://bornthisway.foundation/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Kindness-Playbook.pdf