Pitman, NJ – 17-year-old Pitman High School Junior, Katelyn Darrow-Eystad, knows the importance of volunteerism. She founded a nonprofit organization, Angels of God (www.angelsofgod.org), at 12-years-old and has continued to make a difference within her community ever since. Now she is launching a new campaign called, “Angel Deeds” and wants the community to join her!
Angel Deeds is a movement that promotes kindness and positivity through everyday acts. Katelyn describes Angel Deeds as, “actions you do for others to make them smile. These acts can range from simply holding the door open for someone or complimenting a stranger, to larger deeds like paying for someone’s layaway bill. The possibilities are endless because the campaign is whatever you make it!”
Katelyn has been busy spreading the mission of Angel Deeds, and encouraging others to complete their own acts. She has been distributing silicone bracelets that read, “Have you done your Angel Deed today? #AngelDeeds” to people of all ages. She has also filmed an array of kind acts and posted the videos on various social media and blog websites, hoping to inspire others through her journey. On the “AngelDeedsOutreach” Youtube channel there have been inspirational videos posted of the organization at work. A video from December 2012 shows holiday “elves” providing Christmas cheer for families in need, while another video is of stray cats being fed in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Despite the content, each video is uplifting and encourages you to accomplish your own Angel Deed.
Eventually, Darrow-Eystad hopes to make Angel Deeds common among students and schools. Since the mission of the movement is to promote kindness, she feels that “Angel Deeds would diminish bullying. If students made it their goal to make their peers smile, positivity would be contagious.”