Helping to provide basic items for people in need is the mission of The Kindness Closet, which was started in November 2018 at Academy Street Park in Mooresville by a local group of families called Little Helpers, founded by Anne Maunter.
On Nov. 7, a group of middle and high school students gathered at The Farms neighborhood in Mooresville to help celebrate two years of service of The Kindness Closet to the Mooresville community by serving and spreading kindness, noted Mauther.
Student volunteers from Crosby Scholars signed up to participate on that Saturday for a range of tasks including sorting, organizing and packing boxes of household and hygiene items for stocking the closet throughout December.
"With the lack of our usual weekly sponsors for the Closet and Cupboard during the pandemic, we were able to secure a grant from Hope at the Lake to fund one month of hygiene and household goods," said Mauther. “We partnered with Crosby Scholars to get volunteers and split the groups into middle schoolers and high schoolers to sort, organize, pack and deliver items for the next few weeks. We are grateful for all who came out to volunteer. "
In a release, it was shared that the Mooresville Kindness Closet was founded as a way to show that young people can make a huge difference. The Kindness Closet Inc. was created and became a 501(c)3 to grow this concept of spreading kindness through community service by sponsoring the closet, which is committed to lessening the financial burden of those in need by providing basic household and hygiene items that are not covered by government assistance. The Kindness Closet provides an opportunity for citizens to spread kindness by helping their fellow neighbors through sponsoring and stocking the closet one or two weeks at a time.