July 27, 2019

Today our AAOK Club had its second Level Two Acknowledgment, and the honoree was Amy Donato (and her husband who helps her with everything). Amy heads up a group called “Boomer Loomers“. This group hand makes crafts for an amazing number of charitable organizations. And this is only one of many ways Amy and her husband spread kindness in our community.

One of our club members, Jen Smith, did a tremendous job in arranging the event which was a total surprise to Amy (her husband, Anthony, was in on it). We had a contingent of club members (complete with their Kindness Rocks T-Shirts) enter her room at the Fishhawk Recreation Center to the tune of “Celebration”.

Club leader, Lindsay Collier, then presented Amy with a dozen roses and other gifts and explained to those in the room (about 30 Boomer Loomers) what the club is all about. Each of those in the room was given our “Thank You” cards for the part they play in spreading kindness. Our founder, Joe Santoro, had a few words to say, and then took Amy dancing around the room to the music of “Dancing Queen”. At one point her husband gave Amy a tissue to wipe a tear from her eye. Chardell Kern, one of our members, later told me that sight will be etched into her memory.