March for Kindness is MRP’s campaign to encourage kindness toward others and to recognize good deeds in the Lincoln community.
March Kindness Award
Every March Mystic Rhoads Productions recognizes a group or individual who has shown exceptional kindness toward the Lincoln community. A $500 charitable contribution is given to the organization or to a charity of the individual’s choice.
Do you know a principal who goes above and beyond for their students or a young person who helps an elderly neighbor? An organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding or provides meals to people in need? Help us recognize and spread these acts of kindness in the Lincoln community. Our goal is to encourage others to be kind to their neighbors. No reason needed, but just because it is the right thing to do.
Nominations for March Kindness are accepted from the general public January 15-February 20 each year. Individuals who have resided in the Lincoln community for at least the past 6 months are eligible. Eligible organizations must have a charitable community focus and serve the Lincoln community. Nominations can be for a one-time project, but demonstrations of long-term kindness are preferred.
MRP’s vision is empowered communities supporting great deeds. The March Kindness program helps us see this vision right here in Lincoln.
2021 Recipient | VFW Post 3606
Hulda Roper Citizenship Award
The Hulda Roper Citizenship Award is given annually to a Roper Elementary School student who shows a commitment to kindness and good deeds in the Lincoln Community. The student is chosen by school staff.
Hulda Roper is the namesake of Roper Elementary School. She dedicated her life to serving the community and especially the young people of Lincoln. In 1944, she became a police woman with the Lincoln Police department. As a woman pioneering in the field of police work, Ms. Roper was involved in many cases dealing with family problems and demonstrated a particular interest in children and their welfare.
She recognized a gap in services to support needy children and single-handedly organized support to start the Cedars Home for Children. and was also instrumental in establishing a juvenile court system.
2021 Recipient | Sofia James (3rd grade)
baldorf March Madness Tournament
The baldorf March Madness Tournament Challenge is an annual event to show appreciation to the MRP community and to raise awareness about our March for Kindness program.