Share Redland Coast Kindness Instead
Redlands Coast is our home and we are renowned for our community spirit.
While there’s a lot we can’t share at the moment, one thing we can share is kindness.
Now is an opportunity to reach out to family, friends and neighbours online, on the phone or with a simple wave.
Council is harnessing our strong community spirit by encouraging all locals and local businesses to stay connected through a “Share Redlands Coast Kindness Instead” campaign.
Join us and Share Redlands Coast Kindness instead.
Tune into our local radio station, Bay FM (100.3FM), for regular doses of #RCKindness messages relating to our city and Council services.
Also, keep an eye on local newspaper, Redland City Bulletin, to follow our local kindness stories.
Share your local kindness using the hashtag #RCKindness
Submit your kindness stories so we can share the joy. Email stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Times are tough for our local businesses. Please do everything you can to support local small businesses first.
Follow advice to stay safe
Acts of Kindness
1. $2 million economic and social stimulus package
Redland City Council called a special meeting on 27 March and approved a Stage 1 $2 million economic and social stimulus package to help locals. The package includes support grants for community organisations and local businesses. Learn more
2. A little more time
Council understands that times are tough. All ratepayers are being given a little more time to pay their next rates notice. The due date for the next rate payment has been extended by one month and are now due on 11 June 2020 (instead of 11 May 2020).
3. Keeping things kind with a bit of distance
Let’s use technology and innovate the way we stay connected. Council can help older residents to learn how to use technology to stay connected. Learn more
We can be social online
- Use your social media to share positivity during this time and reach out to those in need.
- Facetime and have some fun with the filters to keep each other laughing
- Set-up an online party with friends and family
- Download a messaging app to connect multiple people together at once
- Join a virtual or online group
4. Online activities for kids
Searching for ways to keep the kids entertained? Council has put together a heap of online events and resources to help support you and keep the kids entertained. Learn more
5. Stay inspired and plan for the future
We are spoilt for choice with our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast backyard, however now is not the time to be exploring the area and particularly not our islands. Travel restrictions apply. Plan for a future holiday, follow @RedlandsCoast on social media or subscribe to our blog.
6. Free resource kits for business
Council is providing a free COVID-19 resource kit to local businesses to assist with social distancing and health messages in their stores. The kit can be downloaded online or ordered via this online form or you can request it by contacting Council on 3829 8999.
Thanks to all the entries to the Redlands Coast kindness competition. The competition closed 5pm Wednesday 20 May 2020. The stories of kindness happening in our community are heart warming and showcase the strong community spirit we have.
Congratulations to the winners of the competition.
Janelle Pritchard and Bianca Stubbs - Bianca was nominated as a community champion for administrating a private Facebook group for a local community area. The group has over 210 members and was established to connect neighbours during COVID-19 lockdown to ensure support was available for residents needing assistance and to check in on elderly or unwell neighbours. Bianca and her family also donated and delivered baked goods to elderly locals.
Karla Bucoy and Sunshine Kebabs - Sunshine Kebabs was nominated as a local business for donating their legendary kebabs to Redlands Hospital staff. What a wonderful way to thank essential workers for their efforts in keeping us safe and healthy.
Capture Kindness to Win
Are you between the ages of 13 -24 years old? Are you a keen photographer or have a great kindness story to share? Enter the Redlands Coast youth capture kindness photography competition to showcase your kindness through your lens and to win great prizes. Follow the entry details and terms and conditions apply. The competition closes 5:00pm 26 June 2020.
Council is working in partnership with a number of local businesses to share Redlands Coast kindness instead.
Follow Victoria Point Shopping Centre @victoriapointsc to find out about their random kindness giveaways happening until the end of May 2020. There’s also lots of great prizes up for grabs for those visiting the centre!
A special shout out to Cleveland Central shopping centre for their kindness support. Check out the kindness mural next time you visit the centre.