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

• Anyone of the age 18 and under is eligible
• 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 15, 2015
• Entries to below address should include
• Name
• Age
• Phone Number
• Address or Email Address
• The Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards will be announced on February 21, 2015 • Charlotte’s Birthday
• 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

Newtown Kindness and the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards were founded in memory of Charlotte Bacon, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. It was established to foster a kindness mindset in children and recognize special kids who complete acts of kindness.

Leading up to the first Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards event, we saw participation from thousands of children around the world in just 8 short weeks. All children are be recognized in some fashion, but the top award winners were announced on Charlotte Bacon’s birthday, February 22nd, during an emotional but amazing event at ‘Healing Newtown’ in Newtown, CT.

The 3rd Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards event will be held again on February 21st, 2015. 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) have had the courage to Think Kindly and Act Boldly! before January 15th, 2015! No kind act is ever too small! Read about last year’s winners on our blog!

This year’s winners will be announced on February 21st, Charlotte’s birthday weekend.

Watch the video about past winners 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 !

    All submissions include parent's agreement to our General Release Terms.

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