Hamden/Cheshire Jazzercise, with the help of Calcagni Associates Real Estate, has found a creative way to encourage people to perform random acts of kindness.
During the month of March, anyone who attends a Jazzercise class will have the opportunity to document examples of random acts of kindness they’ve recently committed. Each act will be placed on a paper flower, and together, the flowers will create an indoor garden wall. Each customer who posts a flower will also be entered into a drawing to win two Alex and Ani bracelets: one for the customer and one to pass on to someone else.
Kim Hurd, owner and certified Jazzercise Instructor, came up with the idea for the garden wall while driving around after the recent blizzard. “Every winter I get so frustrated at how people drive in dangerous conditions that I write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper to complain about inconsiderate drivers. I never submit the letter because I know it won’t change people’s behavior,” Hurd noted. “But this year, I realized that I was taking the wrong approach. Instead of complaining about selfishness, I should be taking positive steps to effect change, one person at a time. As a business owner, I can encourage people to be kind, to think of others and to appreciate that we are all part of a great community. Hopefully, this project will make a difference in how we treat each other and how we look at our neighbors.”
The team at Calcagni Associates Real Estate, who will be contributing to the purchase of the bracelets, is the perfect partner to help in this endeavor. They are long-time, active supporters of the Hamden and Cheshire communities. Joan DiVincenzo, Director of Business Development and Technology at Calcagni, said, “It feels good to support an event that will help improve the quality of life in our community.”
Hamden/Cheshire Jazzercise is located at 4133 Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Jazzercise offers classes every day of the week. For more information call Kim Hurd at 203/640-9214 or visit www.jazzercise.com.