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Our mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring the founders and directors of the organizations on our podcast, our listeners can learn more about the nonprofits. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectkindness/support

Connect Kindness Podcast Tim Evans

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Our mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring the founders and directors of the organizations on our podcast, our listeners can learn more about the nonprofits. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectkindness/support

    Episode 58 - Diana Greenfield, Executive Director of Young Voices of Austin

    Episode 58 - Diana Greenfield, Executive Director of Young Voices of Austin

    In this episode we interview Diana Greenfield, the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of Young Voices of Austin. They foster musical excellence, leadership, and sustained academic achievement for a diverse population of young people ages 6 to 18. The children of Young Voices of Austin become global citizens who use the power of music as the path to create bridges throughout their city and into the world.

    Diana shares with us how she was inspired to start her organization in Austin, TX and how the community has been so supportive in helping her grow it. We discuss the programs that Young Voices of Austin offers and how they use singing as a vehicle to bring children from all over the city together to learn from each other and foster meaningful relationships


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    • 21 min
    Episode 57 - Peter Rose, President of the Rockhouse Foundation

    Episode 57 - Peter Rose, President of the Rockhouse Foundation

    In this episode we interview Peter Rose, who is the President of the Rockhouse Foundation in Jamaica.  The Rockhouse Foundation has been transforming learning environments in the Negril area for over 15 years. Originally focused on the renovation of public primary schools, the foundation broadened its focus to include the Negril Library, and the past 5 years has been concentrating on early childhood education. 

    Peter shares with us his background and what led him to dedicating his life to helping others.  We discuss the challenges that his organization has faced during the pandemic and how they were able to continue to help their communities with their food distribution initiative.  We also discuss how the Rockhouse foundation was able to open their SAV inclusive school, which pairs typical learners and children with learning disabilities in the same classroom to promote empathy, unity and acceptance.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 56 - Cathy Heying, Founder of The Lift Garage

    Episode 56 - Cathy Heying, Founder of The Lift Garage

    In today's episode we interview Cathy Heying, the Founder of The Lift Garage. Imagine a homeless person who lives in their cars or the families that can barely put food on the table. Have you ever wondered who fixes their cars when they need it? The Lift Garage is the answer. 

    Cathy and her team aim to move people out of poverty and homelessness by providing low-cost car repair, free pre-purchase car inspections, and honest advice that supports their community on the road to more secure lives.  In the interview Cathy shares with us what led her to start the organization, we discuss some of the challenges that her team faces on a daily basis, and we learn about their plan for the future to help positively impact more and more lives.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 55 - Krystal & Tim of Connect Kindness interviewed on the Choose Kindness Podcast

    Episode 55 - Krystal & Tim of Connect Kindness interviewed on the Choose Kindness Podcast

    Krystal & Tim of Connect Kindness interviewed on the Choose Kindness Podcast

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    • 18 min
    Episode 54 - Natalie Silverstein, author of “Simple Acts - The busy family guide to giving back”

    Episode 54 - Natalie Silverstein, author of “Simple Acts - The busy family guide to giving back”

    In today's episode we interview Natalie Silverstein, who is a philanthropist and the author of “Simple Acts - The busy family guide to giving back”. Teaching young children to be socially conscious, community oriented, and eager to volunteer seems like a daunting task, especially for busy families with children of varying ages, but it’s okay because Natalie has a solution.

    Natalie shares with us what led her to want to write her book, as well as the importance of parents involving their children in acts of service at an early age. Natalie shares her thoughts on how parents can inspire their children to spread more love and kindness, and how a pay it forward mentality can have a life changing ripple effect on people's lives. Simple Acts brings busy parents practical, easy-to-do ideas, to involve the whole family in volunteering and helping others in the community.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 53 - Erin Christopher-Sisk, Founder of Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga

    Episode 53 - Erin Christopher-Sisk, Founder of Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga

    In today's episode we interview Erin Christopher-Sisk, the founder of Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga. Their mission is to support retired racehorses which then are retrained as therapy horses. Equine Assisted Learning connects therapy horses with vulnerable members of the community. Both adults and children can participate in their therapeutic programs.


    Erin shares with us how she was able to combine her career with her love for horses to create a nonprofit that is truly making a difference. We learn about the horses that she uses in her therapy and how she is able to use them in promoting therapeutic wellness in mental health treatment.

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    • 17 min

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