“Kindness” coming to Edmond schools

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EDMOND, Okla. - Edmond may end up being a kinder place to live this February.

The Miss Oklahoma Liberty Fest Scholarship is teaming up with middle schools in Edmond to promote "28 Days of Kindness".

The event, lasting through February, is aimed at getting kids and teens to start putting others before themselves.

Miss Edmond Liberty Fest 2012, Alex Eppler, is organizing the event.

"Kindness has to be intentional. You have to act and you have to make a decision to act," Eppler said.

Students are encouraged to perform random acts of kindness throughout the month, including "buying" homemade Valentine cards to send to families of the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.

Every dollar donated means one more card, made by Edmond students, will be sent to the families.

"The Valentines are just to show them that somebody cares about them," organizer Ashten Vincent said. "Not many people send letters anymore -- mostly it's emails and text messages -- but that's not quite as meaningful as if you sit down and take the time to write something special and think about somebody else."

The "28 Days of Kindness" will also involve a book drive for the Children's Miracle Network and a food drive for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Organizers are encouraging the whole state to get involved in performing random acts of kindness.

Click here to visit the event's facebook page.

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