How A Snack Bar Inspired 1 Million Acts Of Kindness

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How A Snack Bar Inspired 1 Million Acts Of Kindness

Who knew a company that makes snack bars would spur so many people to kindness?

For the past decade, Kind – yup, we’re talking about the snack bar company with the happy name – has encouraged people to perform small acts of kindness in something it calls the “Kind Movement.” In 2011, the company began tracking the acts inspired by its mission, a representative from Kind told The Huffington Post in an email. The company just hit 1 million acts of kindness – appropriately a day before March 20, the International Day of Happiness – according to a press release.

The company’s team members have been taking note of kind acts performed, facilitated or celebrated as part of the movement.

They also track the people involved in their “Kind Causes” program. As part of the program, every month, people submit causes they’re passionate about to the company’s website, while others vote for the cause that resonates with them. The cause with the most votes then gets a $10,000 grant from Kind.

The acts tracked by Kind have included things like delivering coats to homeless people, shovelling strangers’ driveways during snowstorms and creating care packages for soldiers overseas.

Hitting the 1 million mark is a milestone for the company, but Kind Founder Daniel Lubetzky wrote in his book, “Do The Kind Thing,” that the idea started small.

“In the beginning, we would do unexpected kind acts for people, like carrying their groceries or holding umbrellas over them as they walked in the rain,” Lubetzky wrote. “But the light bulb came on when we realized that our community could be challenged to join us in our journey … Soon after, we made them the protagonists and started seeking more creative ways to energize people to do good.”

Find the definitions of the following expressions.

seek, decade, grant, track sg, care package, protagonist, press release, unexpected, milestone, appropriately

1.    ten years

2.    one of the main characters of a story, or a supporter of an idea

3.    a box of goodies

4.    a public statement

5.    an amount of money given for a special purpose

6.    an important event in someone or something’s life

7.    something sudden and surprising

8.    to look for sg

9.    to follow sg

10.  in a suitable way

Key:

1.    decade

2.    protagonist

3.    care package

4.    press release

5.    grant

6.    milestone

7.    unexpected

8.    seek sg

9.    track sg

10.  appropriately

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Vocabulary

to spur sy to sg

valamire sarkall valakit

decade

évtized

to encourage sy to do sg

bíztatni valakit valamire

to track sg

lenyomozni valamit, nyomon követni valamit

representative

képviselő

appropriately

megfelelően

press release

sajtóközlemény

to facilitate

megkönnyít, elősegít

movement

mozgalom

to submit

javasol, bead, benyújt

to be passionate about

szenvedélyesnek lenni valamivel kapcsolatban

to resonate with sy

itt: passzol valakihez

grant

adomány, segély

care package

egy csomag, ami tele van finomságokkal, vagy valaki számára hasznos dolgokkal

to shovel sy’s driveway

eltakarítani valaki kocsibejáróját

milestone

mérföldkő

unexpected

hirtelen, váratlan

the light bulb comes on

felgyullad a villanykörte (amikor valami jó ötlet eszébe jut valakinek)

protagonist

főhős, bajnok, főszereplő, támogató

to seek sg

keresni valamit

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