Standing in a check-out line a young girl paid for the food of the groceries of the woman in front of her in the line.

Women at a local gymnasium knitted hats for a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

These are two of the 43,433 acts of kindness and compassion, Plateau residents wrote down on paper links as part of Rachel’s Challenge.

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school and community programs in America.  Visit for more information.

In September, at the 4th annual Health Summit, the Enumclaw School  District, Enumclaw Schools Foundation, Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Franciscan Foundation teamed up to challenge students and community residents to create a chain reaction of kindness. With a 2-mile goal in mind, local residents began jotting down acts of kindness on paper links and making chains that filled school cafeterias, assisted living home lobbies and business and store front windows. After six short months, on March 6, those chains were gathered and presented at a ceremony at the Enumclaw Pete’s Pool stadium. In an emotional presentation that featured student speakers, the mayors of Black Diamond and Enumclaw and a representative from Rachel’s Challenge, the community celebrated a milestone – 2.05 miles of kindness and compassion!

“How do you know that trust, compassion and beauty will not make this world a better place.” – Rachel Scott

Congratulations Community! 43,433 links of kindness and compassion for 2.05 miles

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