Just over two years ago, the nation was shocked and our collective hearts broken by the news that a 14 year-old girl had tragically taken her life as a result of bullying.
Out of this tragedy, Dolly’s parents, Kate and Tick Everett, established Dolly’s Dream to act as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and work to prevent the precious lives of other children and young people being lost.
May 8 (mate!) is Do It For Dolly Day, an initiative to bring communities together to celebrate kindness and take a united stand against bullying.
Granite Belt Support Services wholeheartedly supports this initiative and echo the sentiments of the foundation Dolly’s Dream.
This May 8th, we encourage everyone to make at least one act of kindness. Here’s some ideas from Dolly’s Dream:
- call to check in on a family member/friend or send them a friendly text message
- make a music playlist or card for someone you care about
- cook a meal for the people in your house
- write a positive online review for a small business
- start an online fundraiser
- get your neighbourhood involved by getting everyone to put something in their window to mark #DoItForDollyDay. Facebook groups are a great way to reach your community!
- check out The Kindness Pandemic for other community acts of kindness
Even the smallest gesture of kindness can make a world of difference to someone who’s doing it tough. Let’s spread a pandemic of love and kindness this May 8.
For more information, please visit dollysdream.org.au