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


years old


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!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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.

Jennifer Waterman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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!

Christine Fritz

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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.

Marci Ashley

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Coming together”

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!

Jennifer Koji

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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.

Tara Bassette

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