“What mom doesn’t want to raise a kinder kid? Mandy Ellen, former NFL Cheerleader and fan favorite on BRAVO’s Thintervention with Jackie Warner, founded Turn Kindness On (TKO) with her sons Keanu (13 yrs) and Tristen (10 yrs) to bring families together to make volunteerism and community service a part of every day life. TKO believes if you can turn kindness on in kids at an early age, it will be turned on for life. The non-profit organization has raised thousands of dollars to support children’s causes domestically and abroad in areas such as Africa, Bali, and Costa Rica. TKO recently partnered with the Los Angeles Kings to raise funds to support a camp for children of military service men and women.
With the help of her fellow cheerleaders, Mandy also developed CheerFit, a fun kids fitness DVD to help kids get moving with dance and cheer moves. A portion of the DVD sales benefit TKO.
For ideas to turn kindness on in your home, to find TKO activities in your area or donate.