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!

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
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 Ambassadors
Mayor Richard Brunst
Duaine and Becky Dorton
Brielle Beardall
 
Kindest Businesses
Crumbl Cookies
Orem Community Hospital
 
Kindest Neighborhood
Sharon 6th Neighborhood
 
Kindest Schools
Arches Academy
Parkside Academy
Mountain View High School
 
Kindness Cause
Utah Refugee Connection
Kindness Ambassador
Peter Johnson
Tim Turman
Mark and Alene Alger
 
Kindest Business
TURN Community Services
 
Kindest Neighborhood
Cascade 7th Neighborhood
 
Kindest Schools
Bonneville Elementary
Noah Webster Academy
Timpanogos High School
 
Kindness Cause
Soles4Souls
Kindness Ambassador
Laura Bascom
 
Kindest Business
MiDiCi
 
Kindest Neighborhood
Park Lane
 
Kindest Schools
Foothill Elementary
Noah Webster Academy
Sharon Elementary
Kindest Schools
Daylyn Seaman
Busbyberkly Peterson
Kena Jo Mathews
 
Kindest Schools
Timpanogos
Orchard Elementary
Cherry Hill Elementary
 
Kindest Business
VASA-Emily Engemann
 
Kindness Cause
RSVP-Retired Senior Volunteer Program
 
Kindest Neighborhood
Cherapple

Kindness Ambassador Award 2017

Jerry and Barbara Elison, Bryan and Terilyn Bunker Family
Kindest School Award 2017
Scera Elementary, Cascade Elementary, Timpanogos High School
Kindest Business Award 2017
The Scera
Kindest Neighborhood Award 2017
5th West
Kindest Cause Award 2017
Sunshine Heroes Foundation

Kindness Award Winners 2016

Kindness Ambassador Award 2016
Gleason Family, Bleyl Family, Nalani Young
Kindest School Award 2016
Timpanogos High School, Cascade Elementary, Northridge Elementary
Kindest Business Award 2016
J-U-B Engineers, Inc., Miracle Bowl, Quick Quack Car Wash
Honorable Mentions
Mercedes Benz of Lindon & Geneva Elementary
Kindest Neighborhood Award 2016
North Main Street Neighborhood, Windsor Neighborhood