Our founding philosophy has centered around putting more GOOD out into the world to counterbalance and negate the bad. The crazy days of late have driven home even more now how desperately we need to hear GOOD news and to find kindness in our lives.

We’ve created this month-long effort called, “GMW’s Days of Kindness,” to begin today and run each day through the end of December. Some things are Wilton specific, others are more general. We challenge you to join us and “play along.” Each day do whatever the act of kindness is on the calendar that day. It could be something to help your family, your neighbors or perhaps even strangers. It might even be some form of kindness to yourself.

Over the month ahead, we hope that you will share with us your acts of kindness. Tell us your stories and pictures, and include the hashtag #GMWDaysofKindness when you post something on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter about what kinds of amazing, kind things you’re doing, to inspire others and to change the world, one GOOD move at a time.

Here is a clickable image of the calendar that you can enlarge. To make some of the kindness days easier, the links you might need are listed below the picture.

Friday, Dec. 4:  The Wilton Woman’s Club will have a table outside the Village Luncheonette and Arena Barber during the Holiday Stroll. There will be a giving tree for Wilton Social Services and all donations will benefit Wilton families in need.

Saturday, Dec. 5:  Wilton Rocks for Food is an amazing effort created by one Wilton resident as an effort to show one person can make positive change in the community. The ticket price ($50) for this concert featuring local (mostly Wilton resident) musicians will benefit Wilton Social Services. So far, almost $20,000 has been raised. Tickets will be available at the door at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Rd.).

Sunday, Dec. 6:  See today’s story about the “Stuff the Cruiser” event for Toys for Tots.

Wilton Social Services is located at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Rd..

Wednesday, Dec. 9:  To donate a toy to the Wilton Moms Club used toy drive, read our story on their effort, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 12.

Tuesday, Dec. 15:  The Wilton Senior Center is located at Comstock Community Center.

Thursday, Dec. 17:  The Turnover Shop is located at 98 Old Ridgefield Rd., on the lower level of the Village Market building. Today is the last day to consign items but you can donate items any day the store is open.

Saturday, Dec. 19:  Animals in Distress is a no-kill, volunteer run cat shelter located on the Town Hall campus, next to the Animal Control Office, at the rear of the annex building. (238 Danbury Rd.)

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