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Summer of Kindness Project 1: Tasty Treats for Educators

The Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation officially kicked off their first Summer of Kindness project – celebrating the end of the school year with free ice cream for teachers!

On Tuesday, June 22, Sunmark Kindness Crew members were on site at Capital Region ice cream stands  - including Corner Ice Cream in Guilderland, Control Tower Ice Cream in Latham, and Hayner’s Ice Cream & Food in Halfmoon - to thank local educators for their efforts.

In partnership with Beekman 1802, the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation decided this was a very appropriate first project to launch for their Summer of Kindness initiative. “We had already received so many Kindness Deposit ideas asking us to do something nice for teachers,” said Audrey Stone, Community Engagement Program Manager. “With the end of the school year coinciding with the start of our Summer of Kindness, it made perfect sense for us to do something fun for our local educators, extending our thanks and showing our appreciation for all they do.”  

The first in a series of various kindness projects that will run throughout the rest of the summer, this event was able to serve over 40 local educators – a small token of thanks for their hard work and dedication over an especially difficult school year.

Would your child like to spread kindness this summer? The Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation and Beekman 1802 are inviting children to “deposit kindness” by submitting their ideas on how they would spread kindness where they live. Kindness forms are available at any Sunmark Credit Union location, or online at www.sunmark.org/kindness. Children are invited to deposit their ideas into the Beekman 1802 goat banks located at any Sunmark branch, or via email at kindness@sunmark.org

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