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:
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 [email protected]
“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.”