about 1MAK BIRMINGHAM

Making Birmingham a kinder place to live
  

‘Imagine what Birmingham would look like if there was an outbreak of kindness across OUR city and everyone did a daily act of kindness…’

Now more than ever is there a need for us to demonstrate kindness and generosity towards one another in our communities, neighbourhoods, schools, work place, colleges and universities.

Everyone has the ability to be kind – so we’re challenging everyone in our city to take part in ’1MAK Birmingham’ a year long citywide initiative encouraging people across all sections of the community to make a difference in their communities, work, school or home through practical acts of kindness.

Our aim is to reach a target of
’1 MILLION ACTS OF KINDNESS.’

A city of one million people   

‘That’s one act of kindness for each Birmingham citizen!’

 
Birmingham is a city of one million people from all walks of life, religions, backgrounds and over 170 different ethnic groups. Just imagine how our city would be if everyone was to connect with others around them doing acts of kindness. 

There are no barriers to anyone joining in and there are many different things you can do. To inspire you we have provide a variety of creative ideas to inspire you on in our Get Inspired section of the website.

Who’s behind 1MAK Birmingham?

‘Working together for social change’

1MAK Birmingham is a Christian led initiative that is inclusive to everyone across the city. The idea came out of a successful launch event held at the NIA in November 2010 called Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) Birmingham. 

1MAK Birmingham will bring together Birmingham’s churches, the city council, West Midlands Police, voluntary sector, faith groups and all people of goodwill. Birmingham is facing some of its toughest challenges, now more than ever is there a need for generosity across our communities.

Our aspiration is to see social transformation across our city through stronger relationships and a shared commitment to bless the city through practical action and a generosity towards each other.

A vision for Birmingham    

‘Our City, Our Community, Our Street, Our Home’

Our hope is that everyone will be inspired by this call to action and have rekindled optimism and an enthusiasm for playing their part in making Birmingham an even better place to live for everyone.   

This starts with each of us as individuals – but collectively the impact will be tremendous. Small individual and anonymous actions can have a ripple effect much wider than we can imagine, 1MAK Birmingham hopes to ignite a movement of kindness in action that will transform our city. 

Our starting point needs to bringing kindness and generosity into our city’s schools, universities, workplaces, communities, neighbourhoods and streets. We are now in a time when people need to see kindness and when our city needs us all to work together to make a contribution. 

Lets get started

‘Stuck for ideas?’

Visit the Get Inspired page for a variety of ideas to get you started, also if you have any ideas that will inspire others we would love to hear about them.

Everyone can play a part in making this a reality and really make a massive difference in our city.

Let’s start a movement of kindness in action across our city.

Get signed up and start logging your acts of kindness NOW!!!

 

Imagine what Birmingham would look like if there was an outbreak of kindness across the city and everyone did a daily act of kindness. We're challenging everyone to take part in '1 MAK Birmingham'.

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Everyone has the ability to be kind, there are no barriers to anyone joining in and there are many different things you can do. If you're stuck for ideas our Get Inspired page has a variety of ideas to get you started

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