Mary Roth and Lisa Axelrod, Co-Founders of The Kindness Connection (TKC)
Teaching Children to be Lifelong Volunteers
Mary Roth and Lisa Axelrod, Co-Founders of The Kindness Connection (TKC), will speak on the topic, Teaching Children to be Lifelong Volunteers. TKC is a local organization dedicated to teaching children about empathy and the value of giving back. TKC believes that positive volunteer experiences early in life have the power to inspire individuals to make the practice of giving their time and resources to charitable and civic causes an intrinsic part of their lives. TKC works with partner organizations to develop projects children can complete to benefit recipient organizations while having a hands-on learning experience. Examples include decorating placemats to be delivered with meals for homebound elderly, room decorations for hospitalized veterans, and chew toys for shelter animals.
Mary Roth, Co-Founder, currently volunteers as The Kindness Connection’s Director of Development. Mary serves as a resource teacher in the Math Department of Arlyn School, Highland Park. Her prior experience includes teaching at Beacon Academy and Northwestern University. Mary earned a BA in Economics and an MS in Secondary Math Education from Northwestern University.
Lisa Axelrod, Co-Founder and past Board President, is the Head of Kellogg Recruiting for the Boston Consulting Group. Before joining BCG, she worked as a consultant at Deloitte. Lisa holds a BA in English from Colorado College and an MBA from Kellogg. Lisa currently serves on The Kindness Connection’s advisory board.
Lake Shore Unitarian Society is an open-minded community that inspires you to find your own spiritual path. We differentiate ourselves with lay-led Sunday services facilitated by member volunteers, a youth Religious Explorations program based upon Unitarian Universalist principles, and outstanding musical performances.
We embrace values shared by the world’s major religions and a set of principles that include justice, peace, compassion, and the inherent worth of every human being.
Whether you believe in God or not, or you are not sure, you’ll be welcomed warmly. We come together every Sunday to think about life’s “big questions,” support one another in finding our spiritual paths, and get inspired not just to talk about our values but to live them day to day.
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