The "BE KIND" Sisters
It's a simple phrase that reminds us to BE KIND.
Two young girls - Raegan and Rylyn Richins (14 and 11) - are not only KIND to their siblings who have Down syndrome but also pour out that message to encourage their ENTIRE community in Oldham County, Kentucky, to BE KIND.
Raegan and Rylyn were inspired to create the signs when they saw kindness signs in another county. Since launching this initiative in August 2019, they have hand-painted over 3,500 signs to promote the need to BE KIND.
Their signs are proudly displayed at private homes and businesses, and even an anonymous donor purchased signs for every public school in Oldham County to remind students and parents to BE KIND.
Each sign is $10 (unfortunately, there is no shipping), and the funds raised through this project are going to local charities in the name of their KIND community.
Even at a young age, Raegan and Rylyn are teaching us about the importance of being gentle, generous, and charitable.
"BE KIND" in the news & community!
Tune in to HGTV's Home Town Kickstart show on May 15th at 8 PM ET! The Kindness Capital of Kentucky - Oldham County - where the HGTV team will take on projects to boost our OC revitalization efforts and our Be Kind pride.
Check out the "Kindness in Kentucky" feature and HGTV video preview in People magazine, coming May 16 (or sooner) to a newsstand near you! (The great Naomi Judd is on the cover.)