One Hundred Rays of Sunshine for Rainy Auckland

( Last Friday evening, The Movement Youth based in Manukau and lead by Directors, Jerome & Jaime Tairi, successfully executed the ‘100:100:100’ challenge – now being seen as the largest random act of kindness by young people in New Zealand. Jerome explains;

“We wanted our young people to experience first-hand the power of giving to the community and what it feels like to personally invest kindness into the people around them. It was an opportunity for them to have fun together by completing the challenge, but also see that something so simple can mean so much.”

The Movement’s random acts of kindness were all conceptualised by the young people themselves and saw them spread kindness right across the city. Acts included paying for groceries at various South Auckland supermarkets, giving warm food to homeless people in the CBD and delivering toys to Middlemore Hospital’s Pediatric Ward.

It took a month of planning by a dedicated team to ensure the objective was going to be achieved, but the outcomes spoke for themselves. One recipient felt blessed when they were approached at a South Auckland Supermarket and took to Facebook to express their gratitude to the group.

“Something special happened to me tonight!! All my grocery shopping was paid for by the Movement Youth Group… $105.05… Still an unbelievable thing and something I didn’t deserve but I am very thankful for what happened…”

Media Release on 11 September 2014 by The Movement Youth Trust

Media Contact
Jerome Tairi, The Movement Youth Trust