Painting messages of kindness

Painting messages of kindness

Wendy Gallacher, who started Fayette Rocks Kindness Project, helps Sara Harp Minter Elementary students pick out the best stones to paint. (Staff Photo by Christopher Dunn)

Expanding on its vision to spread random acts of kindness throughout the area, the Fayette Rocks Kindness Project hosted their first school-wide painting project at Sara Harp Minter Elementary last week.

Students were tasked with painting stones with colorful, inspirational messages, with each grade level participating throughout the day.

Started by Megan Murphy in Cape Cod, the Kindness Rock Project has rapidly spread across the country. Homeschool teacher and mother Wendy Gallacher, who started Fayette Rocks Kindness Project, has plans for events at North Fayette, Inman, Oak Grove, and Spring Hill Elementary later in the year.

To get involved by donating supplies, volunteering at an event, starting a new community rock garden, or for more in-depth information about the project, email fayetterockskindness@gmail.com.

Ways to get connected with the Fayettes Kindness Rocks Project social media include Facebook and Instagram (@FayetteRocksKindnessProject). Use the hashtag #FayetteRocks or #TheKindnessRocksProject when sharing a painted rock of your own.

Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.