August 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Kindness is Contageous

Acts of Kindness Are Taking the City by Storm

At the State of the City in February 2017, the City of Rancho Cucamonga and Healthy RC announced the Compassionate Community initiative. Residents and community groups shared their desire to make a difference in our City through acts of kindness and compassion that could ultimately lead to a healthy, sustainable, and resilient community.

The Healthy RC Steering Committee and the Compassionate Community Committee have led the effort by creating monthly themes, Kindness Cards, and social media challenges. Both of these groups are comprised of dedicated residents, local businesses, non-profit agencies, City and County staff, hospitals, and community groups. Anyone and everyone are invited to join the initiative and take action in creating a compassionate community in Rancho Cucamonga. Take a look at how our community is sharing kindness.

#BeKindRC

A video of an adorable little girl saying, "Hi!" to everyone that walked by was shared on Facebook with the #BeKindRC hashtag.

Upland Christian Academy showed love to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department by surprising them with cards on Valentine's Day.

#TeamRC had fun with a Kindness Calendar and performed 31 acts of kindness in each department across the city!

It's your turn to take action and #BeKindRC! Join our community in creating a compassionate environment for everyone who lives, works, or plays in Rancho Cucamonga. Take the kindness challenge and open a door, share a smile, lend a helping hand, or give someone a compliment.

For more information, and to participate with Compassionate Communities, please contact Healthy RC at www.HealthyRC.com or (909) 477-2700.

Meet Bruce, a Rancho Cucamonga resident who absolutely loves the Compassionate Community initiative because it helps him in his daily life. Bruce was recently in a car accident that left him immobile for quite some time. He still has limited mobility and appreciates how this initiative is encouraging others to lend a hand and share a smile.

"I'm temporarily handicapped right now. People have seen me in situations I couldn't get out of or needed help, and they would come up and give me a hand. I think Compassionate Communities is great, I think we need more kindness in the world. I have been so grateful to those that have helped me when they saw I needed help. It's something I want to reward people for and thank them."