Miracle On Main Street
The folks at Rebooting America are at it again.
“A simple act of kindness can change a person’s mood, their outlook and their heart,” reads the Facebook event page entitled, Miracle On Main Street.
Hoping to create nationwide recognition for random acts of kindness, the group of internet savvy activists say they want to prove conservatism works because conservatives are good.
“The simple act of giving a homeless man a pair of boots received over 200,000 hits online within days,” says Justen Charters, one of Rebooting America’s founders. “We know that charity works best at the local level and that communities can better care for their needy than bureaucrats in D.C. can”
The group intends to create a list of ideas on the event page that people can use to do good deeds in their local communities during a 3 day period later this month.
“Together we can create thousands of random acts of kindness all over the country, proving once again that as Americans, we take care of our fellow citizens. To learn what you can do in your community or to post ideas for others, please visit www.facebook.com/RebootingAmerica and leave a comment. Tell us what you are doing, share a photo and inspire others. We will be compiling a list of random acts of kindness and posting it on the event page.”
Critics have already begun to claim that acts of charity should not require recognition, but the group has fired back saying that this event hasn’t been created out of a need for self-promotion, but rather it is to serve as inspiration to others who may need encouragement this holiday season. The idea list they are compiling includes acts that require a charitable donation, but also includes many ideas that can be done for free.
Rebooting America was responsible for Papa John’s Appreciation Day in November that helped create a much needed boost in business for local franchise owners. Tens of thousands of Americans participated in the event that started with a Facebook event page and a few tweets. Rebooting America hopes to compound those efforts and make Miracle On Main Street even more successful.
When: December 21 – 23, 2012
Learn More: Miracle On Main Street Facebook Page
Full disclosure: This writer is also a founding member of Rebooting America and helped create this event. For questions, media inquiries, comments, etc. please follow and direct message on Twitter: www.twitter.com/erinhaust
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