In 2023, join us to “Continue the Kindness” with Orem’s Kindness Committee. Check out our quarterly themes and activities, and discover ways you can be kind to others (and yourself!) all year long below.
This quarter, make some extra effort to be kind to others.
Hope4Orem & Orem Kindness Senior Scholarship
Graduating seniors of Mountain View, Orem High, Timpanogos, and UCAS can apply to win one of four $500 scholarships! Apply here between February 1 – March 1, 2023.
Heart Attack Activity
We all have people around us who need a little boost of encouragement and love. During February, pick up “Heart Attack Starter Packs” at the Orem Public Library or use our instructions and template to cut out hearts at home. Write kind notes on the hearts and tape them on your friend’s door. Take a photo and submit it here to be entered into a giveaway for amazing Valentine’s Day prizes!
March 9: Miss Inspiration Pageant
Earth Day Activity
Letters to Veterans
Orem's Annual Kindness Week
Hello everyone! My name is Glory Thomas and I’m the Founder and Chair of the Orem Kindness Committee and Kindness Week.
Kindness Week was founded in 2016 to cultivate a culture of kindness within our community. It has since evolved into a Kindness Committee that meets monthly to discuss our themes and plan kindness-focused events around them. Kindness is empathy in action and the Kindness Committee strives to provide people with opportunities to practice kindness in their daily lives.
One of my goals is to take Kindness Week to the statewide and nationwide level. I’m so proud of Orem City for leading out in this endeavor and truly being the one to make the difference by glowing with kindness. Together, we will light up our nation through our own unique acts of kindness.
Please join us in 2022 for our 7th annual Orem Kindness Week, Nov. 14th – 21st to help continue the culture of kindness in Orem!
We are partnering with the Orem Police Department to collect items for those experiencing homelessness in our community from November 14th until the end of the year. The following items are needed:
- New, unused sleeping bags (should be rated for 30 degrees or below and not bulky)
- Small gift cards for local grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, fast food restaurants, and retail stores
- Non-perishable snacks (beef jerky, granola bars, nuts, trail mix, etc.) in individually sealed packages
- Small water bottles
- Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
- Travel-sized toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
All items must be NEW. Please coordinate item drop off with Kena at 801-229-7023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindness Week Agenda 2022
- Mon. Nov. 14 • Kindness Starts with Me / Kindness Kickoff– Join us at the SCERA Center for the Arts, Room 201 from 7-8 PM for a benefit concert that celebrates kindness
- Tue. Nov. 15 • Kindness in our Neighborhoods – Serve your neighbors! Submit entries for the Kindest Neighborhood in Orem
- Wed. Nov. 16 • Kindness in our Schools & Workplaces – Participate in this Kindness Activity and submit entries for the Kindest School & Business in Orem
- Thu. Nov. 17 • Kindness in our World – Give 3 compliments to 3 people in person or on social media and use the hashtag #oremkindnessweek
- Fri. Nov. 18 • Kindness in our Families – Join us as we partner with Provo Kindness at the Provo Riverwoods Tree Lighting from 6 – 9 PM and for Kindness activities at Blickenstaff’s Toy Store (these will be going on all week!)
- Sat. Nov. 19 • Kindness in our Community – Circle of Kindness Activity at the Orem Family Fitness Center from 7 – 9 PM; Kindness Awards will be presented at 8 PM. Volunteers needed to help with various service projects benefiting several different public service organizations. Fun giveaways and refreshments will be provided!
- Sun. Nov. 20 • Kindness in our Culture – Watch for a video of kindness
- Mon. Nov. 21 • Continue the Kindness – Watch for a post of the week’s events on the City’s social media pages
Orem Kindness Week Sponsors
Applebee’s, Chick-fil-A, Crumbl, Dairy Queen, J. Dawgs, Kona Ice, MiDiCi, Orem Family Fitness Center, SCERA, Serenity Day Spa, Taco Amigo, TURN Community Services, Wendy’s, Zao, Serenity Day Spa
Orem Kindness Week Award Winners - 2022
- Kindness Ambassador – Glen Miller
- Kindest Business – Chubby’s Cafe
- Kindest Neighborhood – The Farm Neighborhood
- Kindest Schools – Windsor Elementary, Noah Webster Academy
- Kindness Cause – Orem PD Homeless Services
Kindness Ambassador Award 2017
Scera Elementary, Cascade Elementary, Timpanogos High School
Sunshine Heroes Foundation
Kindness Award Winners 2016
Gleason Family, Bleyl Family, Nalani Young
Timpanogos High School, Cascade Elementary, Northridge Elementary
J-U-B Engineers, Inc., Miracle Bowl, Quick Quack Car Wash
Mercedes Benz of Lindon & Geneva Elementary
North Main Street Neighborhood, Windsor Neighborhood