Recognize Someone Who Brings Happiness to Others {Giveaway}

I am so happy to share with you a new campaign from JOLLY TIME called Kernels of Kindness which recognizes people who bring joy and happiness to others by doing good in the community. Do you know anyone who fits that description?

The Kernels of Kindness campaign, celebrating 100 years of JOLLY TIME, will award 100 $1,000 grants to people and organizations around the country who bring joy and happiness to others by doing good in the community. Nominations can be made at starting on May 15th. Judges will determine the 100 winners.

JOLLY TIME Kernels of Kindness

As soon as I heard about this campaign, I thought of Wanda Davis, Director of the non-profit organization Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County, Inc. which does great work in my community. I am so in awe by the many outreach programs offered through Family Connections which include everything from an after school program to a food bank, mentoring, clothing drive, toy drive, and so much more.

This organization reaches so many Georgia families providing much needed necessities. Wanda and her small staff do really great work, and I have caught Wanda more than once working after hours on her own time. I just know that a $1000 grant from JOLLY Time Kernels of Kindness program, would go a very long way in the hands of these capable and passionate ladies. I look forward to nominating them sometime this week.

JOLLY TIME Kernels of Kindness

This is a picture of me with Wanda, taken during the toy drive last Christmas. I am forever amazed by all the many things this small group of ladies is able to accomplish. They are very deserving of some grant money. Do you know someone who deserves a thank you for good deeds? I would love to hear about the person or organization you would nominate!

Be sure to make your nomination, and check out all the beautiful and inspiring stories shared on the JOLLY TIME website! It’s sure to bring a smile to your face.


One lucky person will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a JOLLY TIME Popcorn Prize Package valued at $50! Contest ends on June 15, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US.

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  1. amanda ruzich says

    I would nominate randy homenik. He is the most stand up guy I know! He is always willing to help someone.

  2. Lula Ruger says

    I would nominate my son .He is a medic in the army and has done amazing things here and in afghanistan . He currently works at a military hospital giving immunizations to children

  3. Margaret P. says

    I would nominate Michelle Old. She runs the Diaper Bank of NC & contributes so much of her time helping others!

  4. @peachy_62 says

    I would nominate my nephew, he is 23 years old with cerebral palsy and the loves he shows and shares to everyone who has ever met him is beyond belief. When your with him you can’t help but feel love and happiness.

  5. Kristie D. says

    I’m going to nominate my friend Erin. She does so much good work in the community, especially for our local cancer organization. She is board president. She does more too that I’m sure I’m forgetting. Plus her three kids help her also. Two just won a “Kids Who Care” award in our town. They are amazing! I would love to see what work they could do with $1,000 grant! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  6. gina blades says

    I would nominate Wendy Nelson, the lone volunteer for the Cal City Animal Shelter. It’s a rural shelter without animal ID numbers, no rescue partners, and a City ordinance that doesn’t allow locals to adopt Pit bulls. Wendy tirelessly works to take pictures of the dogs and cats, network the animals, use her personal money to pay vet bills, transports dogs in her own vehicle to rescues, etc.

  7. Cynthia G says

    My Mom, she does everything for us and my kids i f Ineed her she will drop what she is doing to help me. she wanted to go back to school :)

  8. Tamie says

    My Auntie Andi! She bends over backwards to help people, she provides transportation and shelter for those that need it. She is an awesome encourager, she always tries to point you in a positive direction despite her stressful circumstances! I love her so much, she rocks!

  9. Kathy Lane says

    I would nominate my son.After 2 years of being hook drugs and almost losing everything he had he hit rock bottom and spent some time in jail.He has recovered and now spends his time working with other people that have drug problems and going to the jails and prisons telling everyone about his life to help people to make a change in their lifes.

  10. Natalie Brown says

    Hi! I would nominate my friend Casey. He just earned his A.S. in Substance Abuse Counseling and has and will continue to help people overcome their addictions and lead healthy productive lives. So awesome! Thank-you!

  11. kelly tupick says

    I would nominate my mom. She does so much for others and never puts herself first. She volunteers her time at our friendship house and helps so many clients with their everyday issues. This is a center for drugs and alcohol. She brings them to appointments and even takes them out shopping.

  12. Margaret Smith says

    I would nominate our church youth group. The group consists of high school kids who raise money for special causes in our neighborhood.

  13. says

    I would nominate the ASPCA of Hesperia, California for doing such a GREAT job at keeping ALL the Animals safe from harm & giving GREAT Homes to all the adorable Animals that needed Adopting!!!!

  14. Julia says

    I would nominate a man from our parish that is a local food pantry volunteer and also a retired educator that still visits schools

  15. says

    I would nominate my friend Patti who works with the mentally and physically disabled every day. She goes above and beyond her job description to be a friend to her clients and tries to help anyone she can

  16. Tina W says

    I would nominate my sister. She works for WIC. She’s also an avid garage sale shopper and she buys baby clothes, accessories and furniture cheap and gives them to her clients who need them.

  17. Amy Orvin says

    I’d nominate my mom because she does so much for others and myself and doesn’t expect anything in return.

  18. Seyma Shabbir says

    I would nominate my mom who always volunteers and helps her neighborhood. 20+ years as an Army wife also!

  19. Christina Foley says

    I would nominate my mom, she is always helping others – she cooks for the Ronald McDonald House, she fosters for a local animal rescue group, she helps out her elderly neighbor. She has her own struggles but is always there for others.

  20. MARTHA says

    My friend she is a teacher & also volunteers at church she is a very dear lady always there no matter what….TY

  21. Amanda Alvarado says

    I would nominate one of the ladies I work with – she is always doing something for others!

  22. says

    My friend Angie – she is just amazing. She does so much volunteer work and does these random act of kindness things all the time. She does whole months where she does something each day. She is just amazing!

  23. saminder gumer says

    i would nominate my friend monica who helps out the community as well as her neighborhood a lot. she gives back to kids as well as the police in the neighborhood. i think she would be a great candidate.

  24. Meghan Malicoat says

    I would nominate my mother. She is the kindest woman I know and is always willing to help anyone who needs it.

  25. Cathy Truman says

    I would nominate my friend Jane for all the work she does for the No Kill Animal Shelter in Marion Indiana
    she and her husband do so much for mowing the lawn buy supplies out of their money, do all kind of
    fund raisers, and will come in at any time of day or night and holidays to help with the animals.

  26. mickeyfan says

    I will nominate the ladies who run York (NE) Adopt a Pet. They work tirelessly to take care of unwanted animals in a no-kill shelter.

  27. Susan Christy says

    I would nominate my friend Cindi who works tirelessly for various charities helping the unemployed and hungry.

  28. nicole d says

    I nominated my sister. She’s always volunteering for anything and everything. She helps out at her sons school, does charity work, community stuff, and also participates in a lot of activites like running for causes. Shes pretty awesome!

  29. says

    I would nominate Kayla, a girl I went to high school with. She is a big animal lover and is always arranging fundraisers and supply collections for animals in need.

  30. Terra Heck says

    I’d nominate Horizons, a local group of people that brings foods on tables to people who need it and hands out shoes. Thanks.

  31. Stephanie Hirsch says

    I’d nominate my husband, who is an Army soldier, but also volunteers his time to help other soldiers.

  32. Kimberley Thomas says

    I would nominate Janie Chang, a local educator who works with at risk youth .She volunteers her own time often to deal with these kids & makes a real difference.

  33. shaunie says

    I would nominate my best friend . I would give back by giving away and buying clothes for those in need

  34. says

    I would nominate a neighbor who is spearheading a campaign in our community to drive awareness of Lyme’s Disease. Our little area is a hot spot.

  35. says

    I need to go check the rules to see if there’s an age limit but if there’s not, I would nominate my 9 year old daughter who volunteered at the library when she was really young and who now likes to help the animal shelter.

  36. says

    I would nominate my friend amanda. She volunteers for our local head start. She wants to better kids lives and helps in every way she can!

  37. says

    Sad thing is, I can’t think of anyone that I possibly could nominate in my town – if anyone is actually trying to help and change things, they sure aren’t doing a really good job, and we certainly do not know about it!


  38. Candace B says

    There is an organization in my community that helps individuals who need assistance with food, bills, clothing, and other items they can offer. This includes those who are homeless. I would nominate the amazing woman who runs this non-profit organization.

  39. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I would nominate our Alderman here in our small neighborhood. Not only does she serve the neighborhood government, she also oversees our community garden.

  40. Brynn says

    I would nominate my mother. She is such a supporter of the local animal shelter and she always volunteers her time and gives food and toys as donations. she has even taken a few in before finding them forever homes :)

  41. Rebecca Orr says

    I would nominate my sister. She was working at a vet clinic here in NY when she discovered a pack of feral cats at a local Wendy’s. She built them shelters (we have harsh winters), buys food and supplies, towels and straw for bedding and other needed items using her own money. She also set up traps so that she could catch a cat or two when possible. She would take them in to get spayed or neutered and used her own funds to do so. After getting them fixed she would put them back in their habitat (it is pretty much impossible to home a feral cat that was born in the wild so they would most likely be euthanized at a shelter). She got permission from Wendy’s to do this on their property and not only did they say yes, but they were so grateful to her since having a bunch of feral cats running around your establishment is never good for business. She also did this behind a bar as well were there was a huge colony of feral kitties. Obviously she can’t catch all the cats, but the ones she can get, she is making sure they are not producing more litters of kittens and creating more of an overpopulation problem.

  42. Valencia says

    I would nominate my son. He works with kids, particularly young black males. He mentors them and they have volunteer at various organizations from homeless shelters to Susan G. Komen. Even while he was sick, he would still try to get out in the community to try and make things better.

  43. Tasha Wilkerson says

    I would nominate my mother in law. She is always putting everyone before herself. She is kind, caring, loving, and everything good.

  44. Carly D. says

    my husband, he is the most caring and loving person I know. he always tells me stories of helping people whether it be on the street or at the grocery store. he amazes me everyday!

  45. Cheryl B. says

    I would nominate my mother. She gives her time to the local nursing home, helping to take residents to needed appointments. Helping with activities at the center. She is a caring and giving person.

  46. Sky says

    I would honor my sister in law – she volunteers on a regular basis and is passionate about the Girl Scouts. It’s amazing what one person can do with a passion!

  47. Sents Saver says

    I would nominate my cousin! she is always finding ways to volunteer & help out people in need!

  48. Selene M. says

    I would nominate by friend John who donates his time to getting ham radio operators involved in public service events so that they can be ready for possible emergency situations.

  49. Laura C says

    I would nominate my mom and her friend Jackie – they do so much for Threads of Love it is amazing.

  50. Chrissy says

    I would nominate my mom, a very brave lady who sacrificed everything to raise my sister and me on her own.

  51. says

    I’d have to nominate my neighbor! She has 4 small boys of her own, but volunteers at school almost every day! She always seems to have a clean house and a full, home-cooked meal on the table. I don’t know how she does it all!

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  52. Gwenni says

    I’d nominate my co-worker Tammy. She’s the one who is always organizing our community outreach endeavors for our office, and is super passionate about getting everybody signed up and jazzed to attend.

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