Welcome to Kindness Grows Here! We are a non-profit foundation (with 501(c)(3) Public Charity status) dedicated to fostering kindness in children and spreading kindness in our communities! We hope you are here because you want to help spread kindness, too!
Kindness Grows Here was founded in 2017 by Kristen Caminiti, MSW. Kristen is a mom who has a masters degree in Social Work, and she didn’t set out to start a foundation. But in 2016 she started a group called Crofton Is Kind with the goal of spreading kindness with her children in the community where they live: Crofton, Maryland. Soon that group grew to be much bigger than just Kristen and her kids. Currently there are over 750 members! But, there has been a lot of interest from people in communities outside of Crofton and even outside of Maryland in spreading kindness. And so, when Kristen went to establish a non-profit foundation she decided to make her foundation broader and certain to make anyone from any community feel welcome. And so, Kindness Grows Here was formed. Crofton Is Kind will always remain a project of Kindness Grows Here and won’t be going anywhere. But Kristen and the board of directors have big plans for spreading kindness far and wide!
Kindness Grows Here believes that we must foster kindness in the next generation of children in order to make the world a better place. Certainly, we will gladly support events, causes, and ideas that seek to spread kindness to adults. But, our focus is children because if we get it right with them, they will one day be the adults, and they will lead with kinder hearts and more compassionate souls, and our world will be better for it.