The "BE KIND" Story
It's a simple phrase that reminds us to
Two young girls - Raegan and Rylyn Richins (12 and 9) - are not only KIND to their three siblings who all have Down syndrome,
but have also poured out that message to encourage their
ENTIRE community in Oldham County, Kentucky to
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 handmade
almost 2,700 of them to promote the need to
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
Each sign is $10, and the funds
they are raising 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.