As part of the #minotrocks Kindness Project, Ranch girls painted rocks and placed them in random spots throughout Oak Park.
Butt cottage staff and girls made a day of it by gathering rocks, and then painting them with bright colors and positive sayings. Finally, they all went to Oak Park to place the rocks throughout the park--all to brighten the day of each person who finds a happy rock! One of the girls even found a rock someone else had painted and left at the park!
One of our goals at the Ranch is to create a community around each of our kids. We all need a place to belong, and one of the best ways to feel part of a community is to give back. By participating in this city-wide project, our young girls are learning how it feels to contribute to and participate in a community. Many of them have been on receiving end of people's generosity, but haven't felt like they had anything to give. Simple community projects like #minotrocks show our kids they do, in fact, have something worthwhile to share.