GISD Holds 2nd Annual Day of Giving

GISD Holds 2nd Annual Day of Giving
Posted on 05/30/2019
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FLINT – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is gearing up to spread kindness to thousands across Genesee County with its 2nd Annual Day of Giving! After a successful Day of Giving last year, where GISD employees performed more than 1,800 acts of kindness in 18 hours, plans are underway to surpass that goal with this year’s Day of Giving effort on Friday, May 31, 2019.


To kick things off, the District held a Donation Day in February. In addition to their own financial contributions, employees donated hundreds of items including diapers, baby clothes and other baby products for a planned baby shower at a local shelter. Personal care items and snacks were collected for care packages which have already been shipped to troops overseas. Pet food and supplies were donated as part of a humane society project. These are just a few examples of many special surprises GISD has in store.


“We have planned 28 different projects with a goal of performing 1,900 intentional acts of kindness in 19 hours,” said Dr. Lisa Hagel, Superintendent of the Genesee Intermediate School District. “We are just waiting to put smiles on faces and warmth in hearts all across Michigan. GISD employees have spent hours organizing and preparing to spread positivity and happiness throughout our community. We are going to be very busy, but we are looking forward to it being a wonderful day.” 


Teams of GISD employees will be out at various locations Friday, May 31, spreading acts of kindness across the area. The mission is to do something nice for others and hope they pay it forward to make a positive impact in our community. You can follow the effort on social media at #GISDDayofGiving.   


Update: GISD is pleased to report the 2nd Annual Day of Giving was a huge success! Employees and volunteers far exceeded the goal and completed 7,530 intentional acts of kindness throughout the community!