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Day to choose kindness and spread good in Bunbury community

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Paco Tovar, from Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault, and Choose Respect Bunbury coordinator Leanne Maher are encouraging the community to embrace kindness next week.
Camera IconPaco Tovar, from Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault, and Choose Respect Bunbury coordinator Leanne Maher are encouraging the community to embrace kindness next week. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times/Ailish Delaney

The Bunbury community is being encouraged to embrace compassion and help others next week for Choose Kindness Day.

Coinciding with World Kindness Day on November 13, Choose Kindness Day is about spreading support throughout the community in any effort, big or small.

Choose Kindness Bunbury coordinator Leanne Maher said this year would be the second event for Bunbury, which focuses on encouraging and empowering everyone to realise what each person does matters and how they can make a difference.

“It’s about stopping and thinking if you can do an act of kindness and spread good will on the day,” she said.

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It’s part of growing a culture of respect in Bunbury as well.

Ms Maher encouraged people to get involved with the ‘cards of kindness’, which are tools to share messages of care throughout the community.

Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault is providing a tangible way for people to show kindness by organising a drive-through drop-off station on the day from 9am to 5pm at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre for the Give a Damn, Give a Can drive.

Paco Tovar said the food donation drive had collected about half of the donations they usually get after the pandemic changed the way the drive could run.

“We have partnered with BREC and Bunbury’s Choose Kindness Day initiative to have people donate non-perishable foodstuffs by dropping their donations at the ‘kindness drive-through’,” he said.

“Rotary Bunbury-Leschenault volunteers will be collecting donations to pass onto St Vincent De Paul, The Salvation Army and the Bunbury InTown Centre.”

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