What is ShareTheMiracle?
ShareTheMiracle is a simple initiative that helps individuals and organisations build stronger communities through acts of kindness at Easter. Anyone can get involved. Many have found it an easy way to reach out, start a conversation and build new friendships in their local community.
ShareTheMiracle is built around the pillars of GIVING, INVITING and SHARING.
This year we are inviting you to launch a ShareTheMiracle Station.
How did ShareTheMiracle start?
It began in 2013 when Dan Usher had an idea to buy 100 chocolate eggs from a store and give them away in the local community. As he reached out he found that people opened up, conversation became easy and he caught a glimpse of how an act of kindness could be a catalyst to starting a conversation, building new relationships and ultimately, forming stronger communities. That day, ShareTheMiracle was born and since then hundreds of volunteers have reached out to thousands of people including neighbours, colleagues, those unwell in hospital, the elderly, disadvantaged young people, victims of human trafficking, those with lived experience of mental ill health and more. We were so thrilled to receive endorsements from The Lord Mayor and Great Ormond Street hospital as well as appearing on a number of BBC radio stations.
Who is it for?
ShareTheMiracle is for everyone. Whether you’re representing a school, a church or a business looking for ways to get involved in the local community, a local council, or you’re just someone who wants to connect with your neighbours, ShareTheMiracle makes it easy to reach out to someone this Easter.
Take a look at the ‘Get Involved’ section for ideas on how different groups could participate Schools, Business, Churches, Voluntary Groups, Local Councils, Neighbours. ShareTheMiracle is not limited to these groups – we recognise there are hundreds of different ways to use it to build your community.
When does it happen?
ShareTheMiracle is an Easter initiative. So, this year teams will tend to engage from mid March through to the Easter weekend.
What is the Miracle?
The giving of an egg (a simple act of kindness) has been a catalyst to ‘little miracles’. The egg that starts a conversation, causes someone to volunteer after seeing a need in their local community, an elderly person to feel less lonely when a local school reaches out. The possibilities are endless. We encourage you to share your stories to encourage and inspire others.
How can I get started?
Simply click here
“Designed for Kindness”
Can you remember the last time you experienced an unprompted act of kindness? Moments like this tend to stick in the memory. And for good reason. Whether we’re the ones giving, receiving or even just witnessing kindness, it does something to us. It makes us come alive… feeling more human.
That’s because we’re all designed for kindness. It’s how we’re wired.
We’re also designed for relationship and community. And so it’s no coincidence that acts of kindness help to nurture just that. They have a profound effect; breaking down barriers and opening us up to one another.
This is at the heart of ShareTheMiracle.
In fact, it’s proven that kindness can have a positive psychological and physical effect on us – from increased cognitive performance to lower blood pressure.