Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards

A heartwarming story about helping a classmate and ‘filling someone’s bucket’.   From Newtown Kindness, Ariana received a dinner outing with the amazing J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans! Also, she received a $100 Visa Gift card for spending money.   Last, she received a $100 donation to the charity of her choice.

Program Rules


• Nominations are accepted.
• Entries preferred from ages 18 and under, but not restricted to.
• Entries NOT restricted to Newtown Children
• Mail or Email your entry by January 15th for consideration at the awards ceremony in February
• Entries to below address should include
• Name
• Age
• Phone Number
• Address or Email Address
• The Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award recipients will be announced at the ceremony in February
• Newtown Kindness Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

To email an entry, please send to:

To mail an entry, please address to:

Newtown Kindness
PO Box 681
Newtown, CT 06470

The Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards Ceremony is the premiere program by Newtown Kindness.  It takes place each year on the weekend around our beloved Charlotte’s birthday, which is February 22nd.  At this gala event the organization celebrates Charlotte’s life and recognizes the very best of the countless stories of Acts of Kindness by children received from around the globe. Typically, there are approximately 8 finalists and 15 – 25 medalists honored at the event. There is also a special guest or two, and some beautiful music that ignites the kindness spirit.  It is an incredibly heart felt and inspirational evening.  Watch the video below to get a glimpse into the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards Ceremony (many thanks to HooplaHa for their generosity and support in putting this video together).


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In addition to the children who are being recognized and their families, in attendance are first responders, a therapy dog or two, representatives from police and fire teams, educators, spiritual and community leaders, Charlotte’s parents Joel and JoAnn Bacon, and the Newtown Kindness Board of Directors.

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We invite you to tell your stories of kindness and inspire others to do the same! Please send us your story of how you (or someone you know) had the courage to Think Kindly and Act Boldly!  No kind act is ever too small!

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If you want to learn more about the children who have been honored by Newtown Kindness, you can go to our 2016 Finalist page,  2015 Finalist page or our 2014 Finalists page and watch the video about children who Think Kindly and Act Boldly!

We are thankful for the generosity of many people and partners who support Newtown Kindness.  If you are interested in sponsorship or have an idea on building our mission in your community, please contact us !

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Kindness Quotes

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”  – Henry James

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  – Aesop

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up” – Booker T. Washington

“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down “happy”.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.”  -John Lennon