Help SECU and the SECU MD Foundation spread
acts of kindness throughout our community
Help SECU and the SECU MD Foundation spread acts of kindness throughout our communityJoin the Movement
Kindness in the Making
In the fall of 2020, the SECU MD Foundation had an idea. As the world continued to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, which left people feeling disconnected, lonely, and anxious, the foundation decided to spread kindness through a month-long Kindness Campaign.
It was simple really. SECU employees set out to brighten someone’s day by doing things like baking cookies for their neighbors, leaving kind messages in chalk on sidewalks, volunteering at their favorite non-profit organization, and paying for someone’s coffee. Through one kind act, we could create a kindness ripple effect as people paid kindness forward.
What started as a way to uplift people in our communities during the pandemic has turned into a movement that is connecting people across our state – and country – through kindness. In the first three years of our Kindness Campaign, we:
- Recorded more than 280,000 acts of kindness on our Kindness Tracker
- Performed over 5,000 volunteer hours in our communities
- Made $52,000 in in-kind donations
- Awarded $100,000 in kindness grants to Special Olympics of Maryland and Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Raised $10,000 for the SECU MD Foundation
Now in its fourth year, we set an ambitious goal to perform 500,000 acts of kindness during our 2023 Kindness Campaign, which will run during the month of October.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Why Spread Kindness?
Together, we can grow our impact exponentially.
We believe kindness can inspire true, measurable transformational change in our communities. The Kindness Campaign has broken barriers, created a ripple effect of generosity, and united organizations and individuals from every corner of our state, and globally. This impact, which transcends any one individual, compels us to seek your support.
Help support our partners, local business, and our shared communities.
Sharing kindness pulls together the support of many incredible partners and local business. We all join forces with one common goal – do good. SECU is humbled to have worked with numerous partners resulting in more than tens-of-thousands of acts of kindness contributed by over ~4,500 individuals. We hope you will also join us on our mission to make a positive contribution to our shared communities.
Create a ripple effect.
One single act of kindness no matter how big or small can make an impact. That impact can result in a ripple of kindness that includes a countless number of people. There are simple ways you can get involved that take less than 30 seconds! Imagine the positive impact you could have in the same amount of time it takes to read this.
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Kindness in the Community
Our Kind Partners
The Special Olympics of Maryland provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Kennedy Krieger Institute is a Baltimore-based non-profit whose mission is to transform the lives of children, youth, and adults with disorders of the developing nervous system through innovative, equity-based, and culturally relevant clinical care, research, education, community partnership, advocacy, and training.
A state agency that provides up-to-date tax and financial information to all Maryland taxpayers, vendors and tax professionals.
Telling Baltimore’s stories since 1948, WBAL-TV 11 News is a trusted resource for breaking news, weather, sports and daily local news.
As Maryland’s largest credit union, SECU takes great pride in partnering with Maryland Athletics and the entire University of Maryland, one of the nation’s top public universities. Together, we are not only united in our love for Maryland but also in our commitment to positively impacting the people and communities we serve.