Brewers Give Back with #KindnessinMKE Event
Earlier today, players, coaches and staff fanned out across Milwaukee to give back to the community with surprise acts of kindness as part of the team’s #KindnessInMKE event. Virtually every member of the organization, from ownership to front office employees, the players and coaches, was encouraged to come up with a creative way to give back to the Cream City. Teammates in the organization, both on and off the field, surprised various unsuspecting patrons and non-profit organizations with acts that show their appreciation to the community that they call home.
The goal of the event was to do something impactful and fun. The activities began this morning with members of the front office visiting local charities to make unannounced donations and supply gifts to various nonprofits around southeast Wisconsin.
Personally, I began my day by stopping at Zilber Family Hospice, and dropping off a monetary donation toward their greatest needs. Zilber was very kind to my family when my grandmother spent her last days there a few years back and it felt good to be able to surprise them by giving back this morning.
Here’s a sampling of some of the other organizations touched by our staff:
At noon, the players began their rounds and spent a minimum of $500 each in gifts or donations at everything from retail stores to kids’ events – and everything in between. There were no rules, just encouragement for each player, coach and executive to come up with an idea that would be impactful and fun for them and their recipients. Here’s a look at some of their efforts:
Participants and recipients tracked their activities by using the social media hashtag #KindnessInMKE throughout the day. It was even trending at one point!
We hope that everyone who was impacted by this initiative is inspired to pay it forward with their own acts of kindness! We would love to see how you were impacted or how you are joining us in giving back. Share your story, photos and videos with us using the hashtag (#KindnessinMKE).