Congratulations to the 2021 Kinecta Kindness Recipients!
International Surf Therapy Organization
Chloe C. nominated Kris Primacio and International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO). Here’s what Chloe submitted, “Kris is a rare and necessary individual who demonstrates her desire to make meaningful change. The people & causes that she associates herself with are the beneficiaries of her global commitment to parlay mental health interventions in the outdoors into innovative programs.”
ISTO is a global community of surf therapy practitioners & researchers harnessing the power of collaboration and the ocean to advance the use of surf therapy as a mental and physical health intervention. Advocating for surf therapy, ISTO is developing industry standards, ethics, and risk management, but our most significant contribution to the field is facilitating high impact research on the effectiveness of surf therapy.
Kris, thank you for all that you do including advocating for surf therapy. For Kris’ act of kindness, International Surf Therapy Organization received a $250 donation on her behalf.
Alan submitted, “Lameka is such a selfless and caring individual who always puts others before herself. She works tirelessly to help mentor and empower youth in the community to not only better themselves, but those around them. She creates programs and opportunities to give back to those in need.”
PSO Lameka Bell is the Founder and personally runs the Power Project, a program that "provide girls from underserved communities between the ages of 9 to 11, the opportunity to grow using mentorship to build self-esteem, positive life imagery, with the belief system that they CAN accomplish any goal they set and work hard to achieve.
Lameka, thank you for all that you do by empowering youth in the community and giving back to those in need. For Lameka’s act of kindness, Project Opportunity received a $250 donation on her behalf.
Carol E. nominated Christopher Salie and Wrenn Rescues. Here’s what Carol submitted, “Chris is 12 years old and has been fostering kittens since he was 10. He spends his time helping community cats, educating kids at his school as well as other people. He is dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless."
Wrenn Rescues is a non-profit charitable rescue. They are a small group of volunteers that are dedicated to giving their rescues a second chance at finding their forever homes. They have a broad range of fosters to help everything from orphaned bottle-fed kittens, socializing young kittens, to medical fosters and senior care.
Chris, thank you for all that you do by helping to foster kittens as well as educating students at your school about the importance of fostering and cat adoption. For Chris’ act of kindness, Wrenn Rescues received a $250 donation on his behalf.
Linda C. nominated Dawn Anzack and Joseph’s Gift. Here’s what Linda submitted, “In May 2007, Dawn's nephew Joseph Anzack was killed in action in Iraq. The Anzack family thought the best way to honor his memory, was to support soldiers. For the last 13 years they have raised money, collected food, sent care packages and helped with the homeless vets in LA.”
Joseph's Gift was founded as a way to honor the memory of Dawn’s nephew, Cpl Joseph Anzack, Jr., who was killed in action on May 21, 2007, during his first tour of duty in Iraq. The Anzack family honors Joe's memory by being of service to his brothers and sisters in arms.
One of the ways Joseph’s Gift honors Joe is to provide holiday gifts for the children of our severely wounded and fallen military. Dawn says that, “Our service men and women give us so much, ask for so little in return. This small act of kindness not only supports the children, but also reaffirms the community support for these heroes.”
Dawn and the Anzack Family we are so sorry for your loss but appreciate all that you do for our military. For Dawn’s act of kindness, Joseph’s Gift received a $250 donation on her behalf.