A Vibrant Kindness Community
Colchester, CT residents value kindness and compassion. We take care of each other. Join our volunteer community of kindness-lovers for inspiration, connection, and opportunities to help.
How Can We Help You?
We developed and maintain a database of local mental health providers. We don’t believe in stigma. It’s healthy to ask for help.
Are you in need of assistance in providing food for yourself and/or your family? The Colchester Food Bank can help you.
Do you need help with energy assistance? Colchester Youth and Social Services is here to help.
Know someone in need of a little cheer? Fill out this form and we’ll send them a free card with a heartfelt message.
Meet us better
Our Kindness Community in Numbers
members of our Facebook group
kindness rocks left around town
dedicated to helping our fellow residents
How You Can Help
There are so many ways to help support our mission of spreading love and kindness throughout town!
“Deeper sense of connection”
It has helped me meet new people & develop some friendships that otherwise wouldn’t have happened. So I feel a bigger, deeper sense of community & connection.
“Beacon of love”
Colchester is Kind has been a beacon of love for everyone, no matter what. They have demonstrated love, kindness, and compassion for all members of the community. It allows people to both give and receive. I am grateful to have been able to do both!
“Cool to be kind”
It has created a culture in our community where it is “cool to be kind.” They have personally affected our family as they supported us when our son was fighting cancer when members wrote cards for him and made signs. After our son passed away, they created kindness cards to pass out at his funeral. They also organized acts of kindness in our son’s memory.
The coming together of our community in all different circumstances has been truly amazing to witness and be a part of! I feel so blessed to be raising my family in this wonderful town!
“People feel welcome”
I love the encouraging messages being spread through Facebook, on Starbucks cups, and sidewalk art. I’ve also been loving the mental health posts! Makes people feel welcome and accepted into this town.
“Opportunities to help”
The more opportunities one sees, the kinder a person is. That has been seen around town from signs, to giveaways, to gifts and support, to meal trains and supportive cards, and let’s not forget buying coffee for the car in the drive through behind you. Much of this would never have started unless Colchester Is Kind initiated it and inspired so MANY others in works of kindness in Colchester and beyond.
From Us, with Love
- Joyful Ornament ProjectColchester is Kind is very excited to be collaborating with the awesome team at Colchester Parks and Recreation on something very special: the Joyful Ornament Project! Starting December 5th, residents are invited to bring an ornament decorated with a kindContinue reading “Joyful Ornament Project”
- Orienting Your Life Towards KindnessAuthor: Michelle Noehren Every single day I think about how I can make life better for others. I strive to have positive interactions with everyone I encounter, even those who are upset or angry. I believe in my heart thatContinue reading “Orienting Your Life Towards Kindness”
- Colchester COVID-19 ResponseDO YOU NEED HELP? If at any point you find yourself in need of help please fill out this form and our volunteers will do their best to help. BE A HELPER: If you would like to join our volunteerContinue reading “Colchester COVID-19 Response”