Many of us want to do whatever we can to help the planet. One farmer decided he wanted to make the world a brighter place in any way he could. It wasn’t long before he took to the fields and started planting 2 million sunflowers.
Creating The Beauty
Scott Thompson comes from a long line of farmers. He now runs Thompson Strawberry Farm in Kenosha County, but things have been a little different for Scott. He decided that he needed to add a little light into people’s lives during these strange times, so he started by planting 2 million sunflowers.
Making Things Perfect
Every aspect of the flowers was thought about, including making sure they were perfect for photos. Scott revealed that he deliberately planted shorter sunflowers so that people could have a sea of yellow behind them as they posed for pictures.
Bringing People Joy
People only need to pay $25 to explore the 2 million sunflowers. Here, they are free to walk among the fields and enjoy the sun on their face. This is all before Scott encourages people to cut the flowers to take home for themselves. He doesn’t want the joy to end when they leave for the day.
Helping The Community
Scott wanted to help the world and the local community in any way that he could. The sunflowers all started as a way to help people in the area, but people are now traveling for hundreds of miles to see them for themselves. Apparently, Scott wanted to create a place for people to safely enjoy the outdoors and forget the rest of the world for a time.
Some people are too good for this world. Scott wanted to improve people’s lives in these dark times and help the planet. What better way to bring a smile to someone’s face than by planting 2 million sunflowers?
Meet the Kid Who Donated 619 Toys And Now 100,000 Meals
Orion Jean is a ten-year-old in North Texas who is on an altruistic mission to spread kindness. This July, he was selected as the winner of the National Kindness Speech Contest. When he won, he decided to create “Race to Kindness” events of his own. Naturally, these events have the goal to spread kindness around the world.
Donating 619 Toys Was the Result from Orion’s First Event
Orion Jean entered the national kindness speech contest thinking that nothing would come of it. Still, he was paired with a coach and worked hard on improving the speech he was going to give. It turned out that it was good enough for people to vote in his favor and win him the contest. The prize was a significant cash prize which Orion used to start his own kindness project. He set his goal at donating at least 500 toys to other kids. This was the first in his series of events he called the Race to Kindness. On September 13, Orion was way past his goal and donated 619 toys to Children’s Health – a hospital in Dallas, TX.
Now Orion Has Partnered With Feed the City to Donate 100,000 Meals
Orion Jean’s campaign has now moved on to something different than toys. His next Race to Kindness event is about donating 100,000 meals to people in need, with a deadline set for Thanksgiving. For this endeavor, Orion has partnered with Feed The City, and on Halloween, they had already passed the 35,000 meal mark.
Each meal will include a bottle of water, a granola bar, apple sauce, fruit, and a positive handwritten note. Orion welcomes the help of people who want to pack meals, host a drop-off location, or help spread the message. The young boy also did not forget to thank all his donors for helping him fill a U-Haul truck with food. He also said that he knows people can change the world by being kind.