Kindness counts…and we’re still counting! At the beginning of February 2022, 88.3 WCQR challenged you and your community to perform acts of kindness – 883 to be exact. And you went above and beyond! Which made us think…how many acts of kindness can be done? A thousand? Ten thousand? How about twenty-five thousand?
In December 2022, your WCQR celebrated a milestone of 25 years of Christian radio ministry and we want to continue our mission to inspire YOU to live passionately for Jesus Christ. So keep the acts of kindness coming! Let us know what you’re doing, and we’ll add your act of kindness to the count.
WCQR Kicks Off 2022 Popsicles in the Park at Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport!
Families and kids painted close to one hundred kindness rocks to hide in Kingsport to support WCQR’s Acts of Kindness Project.
For the entire week, Happy Valley Elementary showed love and kindness to their teachers and staff as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Lovin’ these teacher appreciation gifts! Here is second grade teacher, Donna Johnson with her beautiful flowers.
How sweet are these teacher appreciation gifts to fourth grade teacher, Holly Kent.
Julie Winegar’s class hooked her up with all the goodies for teacher appreciation week!
Thank You to Burbank Church for providing doughnuts and coffee for teachers and staff and Thank You to CHS Athletics and Mr. Birchfield for providing kettle corn to all teachers in appreciation of all their hard work!
“I’m super grateful for the people I work with everyday,” says Courtnie Smotherman who teaches at TACA Early Education Daycare. “Our kids and their parents have gone above and beyond with their gratitude.”
Lamar PTA gave teachers and staff an early gift for Teacher Appreciation Week in the form of a wonderful new sunshade and picnic table at the playground! Thanks PTA!
Thank you as well to the Lamar PTA and BOE Member Annette Buchanan for the delicious snacks and meals this week! Also, thanks to the Lamar Ruritan for the wonderful flowers!
Thank You to this awesome group of volunteers who spent Saturday morning installing the new VersaCourt on the middle school playground. This new addition will be enjoyed by students for years to come. We must say, it looks AWESOME!
We are so incredibly thankful for the lunch sponsorships and gift donations we received for our teachers/staff from businesses in our community. Because of YOU, our teachers/staff had the BEST Teacher Appreciation Week! Your support of our RV community is greatly appreciated. RVS teachers are Tiki-Rific!
Happy National Nurses Day to all the nurses and especially Nurse Shelly at Ridgeview. Thank you!
To celebrate National RAK Day, Amanda decided to finally chop her hair for charity. Children With Hair Loss is an organization who accepts hair donations along with monetary donations to help create wigs for children with hair loss at no cost to the family. Thank you to Rumors Salon for helping Amanda with her act of kindness.
I rescued a dog from a shelter and I am teaching him to be a therapy dog in the domestic violence shelter and other places. So my dog now shows kindness to people who are going through difficult or painful things, like this moment with a veteran who has PTSD.
While doing a little grocery shopping, Rhonda from the Morning Show ran into Ava and her mom and Ava’s cool “Kindness Matters” shirt. Ava’s school, Woodland Elementary in Johnson City, encourages the kids to do acts of kindness and celebrated with Kindness shirts!
WCQR’s own Listener Engagement Director and Afternoon Show Co-host donated blood on March 14th in celebration of National Pi Day at Marsh Regional Blood Center. Thank you to Buttermilk Pie Sky for partnering with Marsh to give donors a free 4” pie for donating and she got this really cool T-shirt!
Leslie Rogers and her daughter Sophia cut their hair and donated it to Children With Hair Loss.
The 7th and 8th grade student council at Gray School organized a week of kindness for the entire school. Students and teachers wrote down acts of kindness that were noticed on red hearts. The red hearts were posted in a heart display in the cafeteria. The student council also announced each morning on announcements quotes for the school related to kindness and treating each other well.
This is about my son Austin. We are doing bunch of work on the outside of house. I needed a new stove desperately too. I was going to try to get that next but it would be a while. Out of the blue I came home and a new stove and microwave were sitting in my living room. My son even got it installed for me, and my daughter Allison and her husband Jon had a cover made for it. My kids are so giving and have such servants’ hearts. He is an officer, my daughter is a nurse, my son- in-law is a paramedic. They love helping and doing for others. I just had to share this blessing.
Town: Nickelsville, VA
Story: We took 3 girls from our American Heritage Girls Troop VA-1061 to Maple Grove nursing home in Lebanon Va. where we delivered handmade Valentine cards, home baked cookies and visited with the residents via window. All the residents seemed thrilled to see the girls and we held up signs and waved to remind them that they are loved!
Town: Johnson City, TN
Story: It’s Valentine’s Day. We spent a night away in a hotel in Pigeon Forge. My daughter & I wanted to leave a nice note & tip for whoever cleaned our room after we checked out.
Town: Mendota, VA
Story: 10 year-old Cooks Breakfast for Tired Mama. When I returned from dropping 2 of my children off at school, I found my (still quarantined) 10 year-old, Rebecca, making me breakfast! She knew I would be tired from the trip as I’m still dealing with fatigue from Covid.
Town: Bluff City, TN
Kindergarten Class Creates Cards For Local Nursing Home
Town: Elizabethton, TN
Students and staff at Unaka Elementary take a post-it with a “random act of kindness”, perform the act of kindness, and the post it will be replaced with a bee. The goal is to cover the board with bees, representing random acts of kindness!!