Empower communities to be a catalyst for change & equal opportunity through sustainable programs that promote nutrition, wellness, education, & inclusion, in collaboration with residents, volunteers, civic leaders & business coalitions.
The main purpose of bKind is to work with community leaders, business establishments, corporations, & volunteers, to design & implement programs while providing vital resources empowering communities to create change from within. From its inception, the driving force of our organization has been to give individuals in underrepresented communities the tools needed to overcome obstacles, combat trauma, & break the cycle of poverty & discrimination.
Consistent with our motto of “Never look down on someone, unless you are helping them up” is our vision of inclusion that transforms prejudice, discrimination, division, and deprivation into a culture of unity, diversity, tolerance, and achievement. We rely on the support of an expanding network of socially conscious, compassionate individuals, and partner corporations, anxious to share their skills and areas of expertise through programs, classes, and collaborative community projects.
Documentation of bKind’s work in communities during the year-long COVID crisisis evidence of the ongoing effort and commitment to program development that inherently provides long term change and optimal results. Our teams of highly competent, skilled volunteers collaborated with the community to combat food insufficiency, isolation, trauma, and the debilitating consequences of school shutdowns for families who had little or no access to computers, WiFi, supplementary academic programs, or activities to keep people safe.
We provided food and resources; initiated wellness programs in neighborhoods where there’s a dire need for food, supplies, equal access to physical and mental health resources; as well as laptops, supplemental school materials, and programs for youth, which will continue as time goes on. As founder of bKind and Trauma to Triumphs, Inc., I humbly share that on April 16, 2021 the New York State Assembly recognized the accomplishments of our organization and vision for long term change. The “CITATION” on behalf of the state of New York describes “exemplary service…to community” and states that “Through this work you have established a strong and lasting legacy as an Advocate for constituents that has greatly inspired the next generation.” The concluding statement exemplifies the bKind mission and goals, supported by CitiBike, providing a means of travel throughout food distribution and program sites to disadvantaged communities. The “Citation” signed by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein concludes, “You are an outstanding community member, one who is worthy of the esteem of both the community and the State of New York for your dedicated and tireless service to our city, the state, and our nation;” and gives evidence of the goals and long term commitment of bKind.