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Virtual Story Slam: Because of Your Kindness

This quarter’s theme/topic is “Because of Your Kindness” and we are looking for stories that have to do with the impact of kindness in our lives and community. Maybe someone did something kind for you and you never let them know the impact it had on you – Now is your chance! Or maybe you did something kind for someone else and in the end it ended up having a bigger impact on your life that you ever could have expected. Maybe you have a Kindness Rock story? Kindness comes in many shapes and sizes – we want YOU to share YOUR story and spread a little kindness to the community – and perhaps even the world! Typically this event would be held at the brewery and people would enjoy the event LIVE, possibly with a cold beer or rootbeer in their hand, but given the circumstances we’re going to give the virtual version a go! So how does that work?

STORY VIEWERS:

If you are a listener/story viewer (ie you don’t have a story to tell, you just want to watch) then all you need to do is REGISTER via EventBrite and put the date on your calendar. As we get closer to the day of the event we will send you an email with all the instructions you need to watch online! If you want to help spread some kindness, please consider sharing our event with your friends. We think there will be some very inspiring stories, and don’t we all need as much of that as we can get right now?! So share away!

On the evening of the event you will have two choices for viewing:

  1. On Facebook Live on the Cape Cod Community Media Centers Facebook page (CCB and TKRP will likely share the live feed on their facebook pages as well)
  2. On Channel 99 in Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich & Chatham (the towns the CCCMC serves)

When you REGISTER we will then have your email address to send you reminders and last minute updates re the event!

STORY TELLERS:

If you are a storyteller ( you want to tell story virtually):

  1. First REGISTER as a story teller so we know how many (or few) we have.
  2. Download this helpful TIPS FOR STORY TELLERS pdf.
  3. Create your video based on the instructions on the pdf.
  4. Submit the video file to us (again see instructions) BEFORE 6pm on May 15, 2020.

While we can not guarantee that all Stories will be used, we hope that many/most will be. We will be curating them based on the quantity received. All Storytellers will receive an email telling them if their story will be part of the virtual event, and instructions how to share the event.

A Little Community Kindness:

Please note while this is a TOTALLY FREE EVENT, the organizers: The Kindness Rocks Project, The Cape Cod Community Media Center and Cape Cod Beer, all wanted to to do something KIND for our community that has been greatly impacted by the pandemic, so you will notice an OPTIONAL donation opportunity on the EventBrite Ticket Link. We have chosen to put two donation options including:

  1. The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
  2. The Cape Cod Resilience Fund

See below for descriptions of both organizations. If you have a few bucks to share – please do. We know this is a difficult time for many – so no pressure. Really!

That’s it! So either REGISTER as a Story Teller or a Story Watcher. And we’ll see you all ONLINE on Thursday May 21st at 6:30pm.

About the Family Pantry of Cape Cod:

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod’s mission is to provide food and clothing to those in need. We welcome people of every age, race, color, national origin, religion, residence, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other status. The pantry is a non-profit, non-denominational organization, staffed by over 700 volunteers, a full time executive director, warehouse manager and thrift store manager along with a part time office manager and program manager. The main Pantry is housed in a large warehouse on Queen Anne Road in Harwich MA and in 2017 the Pantry expanded to include the Healthy Meals in Motion mobile pantry serving the lower Cape. The Family Pantry runs a satellite pantry on the Cape Cod Community College Campus where students, staff, faculty and day care parents are served and welcomed. The Family Pantry partners with the Greater Boston Food Bank and acts as a cross dock facility for the 30 pantries/soup kitchens on the Cape and Islands. Each month an additional 4 tractor trailer loads of food are brought to the Pantry and distributed to the various pantries across the Cape. The Pantry is pleased to serve over 9,500 clients and in 2018 distributed over 91,000 bags of groceries which equals over 1.9 million meals and over 33 tons of gently used clothing. For info see their https://www.thefamilypantry.com/

About the Cape Cod Resilience Fund

Powered by Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, with help from our friends from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and Provincetown Chamber of Commerce the Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer some relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will issue one-time grants of $500 to $2,000 to eligible Cape Cod small businesses with 1-20 full-time year-round employees to supplement day-to-day operational expenses such as rent, staff, supplies, inventory, marketing and training. Any small business owned and operated on Cape Cod can apply. Preference will be given to year-round, community- minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area. Full eligibility criteria and applications will be available in early June! The more money we raise, the more businesses we can help. Look for the initial round of applications to open in early June 2020. All donations to the fund will be tax deductible through the Hyannis Main Street BID’s Downtown Hyannis Community Development Corporation (501(c)3 – 83-2583271). For more details please see https://lovelivelocal.com/resilience/

About The Kindness Rocks Project

One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life!”

To learn more about The Kindness Rocks Project please see their website: https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/ or check out their new KINDVERSATIONS podcasts at https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/podcast

About the Cape Cod Community Media Center ( CCCMC)

CCCMC is a nonprofit community media center and the public access TV station for the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, and Chatham. Our mission is to build community through media, enhance democratic communication, and facilitate free expression by providing our five towns with a state-of-the-art media resource center. To learn more about CCMC please visit their website: https://capemedia.org/ or follow them on social media.

About Cape Cod Beer

Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod’s original craft beer and is proudly dedicated to fresh, delicious, local beer. Located in Hyannis, Cape Cod Beer is self-distributed and is available on draft and in cans from Plymouth to Provincetown. The brewery is typically open six days a week year-round for tastings, tours and events. The brewery store features a large selection of products made on Cape Cod. Find out more about the company, see current hours and virtual events, and view beer styles at www.CapeCodBeer.com. Follow Cape Cod Beer on social media @CapeCodBeer

Date

May 21 2020

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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