During these trying times, extending kindness and love is vitally important. This season, students at The Keeter Center are pouring compassion into the area by sending personalized cards to residents at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Keeter Center partnered with the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County to provide 350 personalized cards. The COVID-19 environment has drastically altered the way families can interact with their loved ones, leaving people feeling especially lonely and disconnected. Students in all departments are happy to find ways to bring cheer and encouragement to others during the pandemic.
Makenzie, a senior allied health major from Bergman, AR, shared her thoughts about the project. She expressed the empowering feelings she felt as she wrote her cards and explained how grateful she was to be able to impact lives in this way. “We’re all in this together,” says Makenzie, current student manager in The Keeter Center restaurant and president of the student manager program at The Keeter Center. The student manager program spearheaded the “Kindness Effect” Project to encourage other students to participate.
Madi, a sophomore from Clarksville, AR, is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. Madi was excited to have the opportunity to express genuine positivity towards others in this way. She has a close relationship with her great-grandmother and truly understands the importance of contact with loved ones who are living away from their families. Madi, serving as a student in The Keeter Center banquets department, brings attention to the verse 1 John 4:19: “We love because He first loved us.” She feels blessed to be able to further extend God’s love in this way.
Michael, a junior from Waldron, AR, with a major in biblical and theological studies, shared his wise words. “These are very trying times, but we just have to remember to hope in God. He is in control,” said Michael. Michael, who serves in the missions organization M28, understands the importance and value of serving others, even in a simple way such as sending a card. He was glad to be able to continue to serve others in a safe and healthy way.
The Keeter Center encourages positivity and kindness during these difficult times.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
10.27.2020 - Jacob, Marketing Department – The Keeter Center