Kindness Rocks (Gold)

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


48 have signed up & 152 openings remain.

Project Leaders:

Jamey Olney


H.O.P.E. Ignited! Stanislaus started a Kindness Rocks Garden at Glick Middle School in December 2019. Our inspiration came from a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." The purpose of this project is to inspire, encourage, and connect community members by creating Kindness Rocks. We couldn’t have predicted that the world, as we knew it, would change dramatically in a few short months. Over the past 18 months, through partnerships with local businesses, schools, and community organization, over 3,000 rocks have been created. In the spring of 2020, 600 Kindness Rocks kits were distributed with school lunches so that children could work on them in the safety of their homes. Community members will be able to add rocks, take rocks, and share rocks in our garden and in their own neighborhoods. We know that fear, hate, and apathy can spread. We believe that love, empathy and hope can spread too! We are encouraging community members, students, staff, and families to design kindness rocks with an inspirational symbol or quote. Participants will be able to give and take rocks during times they need a dose of encouragement or inspiration. Our H.O.P.E. Ignited! members will be on hand to create rocks and build connections alongside community volunteers. Supplies will be provided. See pics of the project at our FB page.

Love Modesto October 9th begins at 8:00 am online at for our Virtual Rally. We will all meet here BEFORE GOING TO YOUR PROJECT LOCATION at 9:00 am.
When you arrive at your project location make sure to check in with you project leader. You will need to receive instructions from them on the specifics of your project. 
Stanislaus County Public Health encourages volunteers to take appropriate safety precautions that include wearing face coverings, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if you or someone in your household is sick.
Thank you for your willingness to "Love Modesto"! If you have any questions, please email
Project Location:

a partner with
Love Our Cities