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Kindness Meter Program

The City of Delta, in partnership with the Delta School District and the Delta Community Foundation, launched its Kindness Counts Program on November 13, 2021 to celebrate World Kindness Day.

Kindness Counts kicked-off with the official unveiling of five uniquely designed and painted kindness meters installed at locations throughout Delta. The City in partnership with the Delta School District repurposed five decommissioned double-headed parking meters as kindness meters to collect spare change for local organizations supporting those in need across Delta.

Above: Sunflowers parking meter designed by Ella Koehn from South Delta Secondary

To promote and encourage youth engagement and public art, local high school student artists were invited to design and paint the meters while incorporating the themes “We Love Delta” and “kindness”. Kindness meters were installed at the following locations:

North Delta Social Heart:  Good Vibes Only by Ava Burbank from Burnsview Secondary
Sungod Recreation Centre:  f(x)=x by Kyla Dooley from Seaquam Secondary
City Hall:  The “Delta” in the River Delta by Claire Peters from Delta Secondary
Ladner Village:  Untitled by Jill Baccay from Delview Secondary
Tsawwassen Town Centre:  Sunflowers by Ella Koehn from South Delta Secondary
World Kindness Day, and the unveiling of these parking meters, was promoted through an 18day social media campaign featuring daily suggested random acts of kindness aimed at sparking a community-wide kindness chain reaction.

To date the Kindness Meter Program has raised over $2500 to support Delta’s Emergency Weather Shelter Program and the Starfish Food Program for school age children in Delta.

If you would like to support the Kindness Meter Program, you can donate online through a safe and secure online portal. To donate click the donate button below and choose a donation amount. If you wish to gather your spare change and add coins to the meters in person, visit any of the 5 meters at locations around Delta!

Delta Community Foundation will manage the collection and distribution of the kindness meter donations, ensuring that funding is provided to local organizations that strengthen and enhance the well-being of the Delta community.  For more information about this program contact us at info@deltafoundation.org

Simple acts of kindness can go a long way in bringing happiness to each other. I’m excited to see this community-based initiative launch to spread messages of positivity and start conversations about how to be kind to ourselves and others. I want to thank our great partners at Delta School District and Delta Community Foundation for joining us on this project – together we are strengthening our community through kindness. I hope everyone across Delta will join us to show that kindness counts.

Mayor George V. Harvie
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“Starfish Pack is very appreciative of the grant provided by the Delta Community Foundation. Starfish Pack is a ‘stand-alone’ project in South Delta that helps ensure children have good food available to them on weekends. This initiative is so important as, even in our reasonably prosperous community, there are children who show up to school on Mondays hungry and unable to focus on learning. The Delta Community Foundation is a great local conduit to ensure donated monies are distributed where the need is greatest. We appreciate your help.“
Mary Grierson, Coordinator, Starfish Program