WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE? This saying upsets me, it is so wrong, isn’t it? But unfortunately, it is a fact. I do not like it one little bit and I want to challenge and change it.
The voluntary sector, charities, society, you and me, really depend upon the kind people that give their time and energy everyday to support and help others and make a difference in the world. The world would struggle so significantly without the work delivered in kind.
Throughout my years running a business, facing my own adversities, and investing in the third sector I have witnessed the many wonderful individuals that give to society, but I have learnt many are struggling too, some have significant challenges themselves. Government data shows that many of those individuals volunteering are living in deprivation or classed as disadvantaged. This bothers me. I do not want to live in a society that takes, takes, takes.
Don’t kind people deserve a helping hand?
I want to live in a world filled with gratitude, one that provides the opportunity for kind people to also live an inclusive life.
As a School Governor I focus on Inclusion, ensuring the children in our care receive a fair education, equal opportunities, and the support they need to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential and beyond. One of the resources to enable us to deliver an inclusion education is a government fund called Pupil Premium. Brilliant, yes, it is very much needed, and it makes a difference. But there is no such pot of money for adults, adults who face disadvantaged barriers and lack opportunities. There is not a body/fund that identifies their challenges and identify ways to help them overcome them.
There are 14.4 million people living in deprivation in the UK, 18% of adults are classed as disadvantaged. These are figures we can change, and I want to help change them.
A solution! An economy of kindness whereby we protect, sustain, and celebrate kind people, kind businesses and kind causes to make a more inclusive kinder lifestyle for all.
Supporting consumers to make kinder lifestyle choices whilst helping them make savings within their personal finances, supporting businesses to deliver their purpose whilst helping them increase their trade and profit and the positive impact of this interaction will create a fund, a kindness fund, designed to give thanks to the kind individuals society depends upon, remove their disadvantaged barriers, and provide them with opportunities.
A community coming together to support one another whilst sustaining people, families, communities, local and national economies, society, and the planet.
Putting the kindness back into Humankind.
Michelle Jones, Founder of Kind Currency, www.kindcurrency.co.uk email@example.com, 07751 564 684.