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In 2017, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte launched a unique endeavor, The Kindness Project. It's centered around four world-premiere plays we commissioned: two in our 2018-2019 season, Last Stop on Market Street and A Sick Day for Amos McGee; The Invisible Boy in our 2019-2020 season (see selected images from all three below); and Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba in our 2020-2021 season. Each of these stories features kindness as the central theme. We’ve invested in this project because we recognize the power simple acts of kindness hold. And we did this for one simple reason: to spread kindness wherever we can and to encourage children to act kindly toward others.

We’ve created a special bracelet that you and your family can request - for free - and wear as a reminder and a symbol to be kind, spread kindness and live kindly. That might mean bringing a neighbor’s newspaper to his or her door. It might mean volunteering in a classroom or paying for the coffee of the person in line behind you. Or, if you’re lucky like Amos the zookeeper, it might mean playing chess with an intelligent elephant. To request free bracelets for your family, please email us and include your mailing address and how many bracelets you'd like.

Do you have a story of kindness you’d like to share? Submit it directly to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte by clicking on the button below. We’ll collect these and display them on a Kindness Wall at ImaginOn. Use #CTCKindnessProject so we can share these photos as well.

Share Your Story of Kindness Read Stories of Kindness

Kindness is a team effort. We hope you’ll join us. Inspired? Meet one of our biggest advocates for kindness here and donate to continue her legacy.

Want to share this webpage? copy and paste this "shortcut" URL: ctcharlotte.org/kindness. You can also use this Email link template to share.
Photos from Last Stop on Market Street
Photos from A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Photos from The Invisible Boy


What is The Kindness Project?
The Kindness Project is an initiative from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte to develop and commission original plays for young audiences that are grounded in actively displaying kindness toward others. So far, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has commissioned Last Stop on Market Street, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, The Invisible Boy, and Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba as part of The Kindness Project.

Why did Children’s Theatre of Charlotte start The Kindness Project?
Hostility, it seems, is everywhere. It’s yelling from our TV screens, drowning out others on our social media feeds and darkening many of our conversations. We want to help bring kindness front and center (stage) with a new multiyear endeavor.

How can I get involved with The Kindness Project?
As The Kindness Project blossoms, grows and spreads far and wide, there will be multiple ways for you to help! We've created The Kindness Project bracelets we hope you'll wear and post to your favorite social media platform with a note about how you've woven kindness into your life. Use #CTCKindnessProject so we can share the photos too!