Posted by Jan 22, 2014

Acts of Kindness do make a difference. That's why Hudson Valley Hospital Center in celebration of its 125th Anniversary is asking the community to perform acts of kindness.

Small gestures go a long way: a smile, a compliment, giving someone the right of way on the road, giving up your seat on the subway. These small acts, restore our faith in humanity and lighten our daily load.

So we are challenging people to pledge to perform more acts of kindness in the New Year. Our goal is 125, but the sky is the limit. Afterall, it was an act of kindness that started the Hospital in 1889 when a small group of community-minded women purchased a pre-revolutionary house on lower South Street in Peekskill, which became the Helping Hand Hospital. And Hudson Valley has dedicated itself to fullfilling that 'Helping Hand' mission ever since.

Click here for some ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.

Acts of Kindness pledge forms are available at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and at area businesses in Peekskill, Cortlandt Manor and Yorktown. Fill out a form and we'll post it on our Acts of Kindness Wall. You can also e-mail us your Act of Kindness at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Look for our HVHC 125h banners in your community.