The organization in St. Albans performs random acts of kindness in the city
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) – Every Christmas people never fail to amaze us with their generous hearts and kindness. We had the opportunity to partner with a special charity that helped spread random acts of kindness during this holiday.
âThe best way to help yourself is to help someone else,â said Walter Hall, president of the 25177 Foundation, deputy mayor of St. Albans.
In recent years, the 25177 Foundation has chosen the Saturday before Christmas to perform random acts of kindness throughout the city of St. Albans.
âThat feeling when you see that smile on their face, and it’s important that we give everyone a thumbs up. This crazy world we’re living in right now, and if we can do a little gesture to put a smile on someone’s face or feed a family, we should all do it, âHall said.
Hall is giving out grocery gifts to families this year in the hopes they have a Merry Christmas. We were able to surprise lucky buyers with it. Some received Kroger gift cards and he even paid the entire grocery bill for some families.
âIt actually makes me want to cry. I am very happy. I had a difficult week with a sick granddaughter. It was an emotional week. It sure is, and it brings me joy that you are here to try to spread joy to those who are suffering, âsaid Cindy Richardson, a gift card recipient.
And many show us time and time again how they want to convey cuteness, like the recipient of the gift card, Margie Dolan.
âAs soon as you handed it to me, I thought of someone I should pass it on to, so I’ll give it to them when I get back to work on Monday,â Dolan said.
But, it didn’t just stop at the grocery store. These random acts of kindness continued as I drove with the patroller, Tyler Mullens of the St. Albans Police Department.
âIt’s nice to see people smile and be happy. It’s nice to see smiles, âsaid Mullens.
Hall hopes you will pass on some kindness this Christmas and lend a helping hand to those in need.
âIt’s giving season, and now is the time to show that and give people hope, and today we’re giving hope to a lot of people,â Hall said.
If we know one thing, it’s that people continue to spread the gift of giving every year.