North State Schools and Dignity Health Hospitals take the Great Kindness Challenge

Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta encourage schools and community members to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, January 26-30.

Dignity Health is partnering with Kids for Peace to sponsor this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, a global program that aims to inspire students to make a lifelong commitment to service and kindness.

The Great Kindness Challenge School Edition is an anti-bullying initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high schools worldwide. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive, bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students during the last full week of January every year. Between Monday, January 26 and Friday, January 30, students nationwide will be provided with a checklist of 50 kind deeds to perform and create positive change.

Local elementary, middle, and high schools, including Bonny View Elementary School in Redding, Mt. Shasta Elementary School, and Bidwell Elementary School in Red Bluff, and many more will participate in the Great Kindness Challenge. To learn more, and get your child’s school involved, visit

Dignity Health has customized a kindness challenge for employees, physicians, and volunteers as a way to strengthen the human connection and encourage more acts of kindness within the Dignity Health family. Employees at Mercy Redding, St. Elizabeth’s, and Mercy Mt. Shasta will take part in the challenge. The entire community is also encouraged to join the challenge. Download a kindness checklist at any one of the hospital websites found at

-from press release

-from press release
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