Spring-Ford Offers Positivity in ‘Many Thanks’ (Video)

ROYERSFORD PA – If you need of a daily dose of positivity, particularly in the form of thankfulness for the kind acts of others, the Spring-Ford Area School District is prepared to meet that challenge.

The district Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2021) publicly announced the launch of a new program called “Many Thanks.” It’s described as “an unsolicited acknowledgment of anyone in the Spring-Ford community who has demonstrated a caring or sensitive attitude, gone the extra mile, made a special effort to include someone, or simply deserves recognition.”

Spring-Ford Superintendent Robert Rizzo sounded excited about the project as he discussed it during his weekly YouTube video message (above). He considers it a way to return to some sense of normalcy as the district and its residents emerge from the pandemic.

“Many Thanks” is envisioned to serve a variety of purposes, some of which the district used as examples. Send an appreciation to “a Spring-Ford student going the extra mile for a peer,” it suggested. Give a high-five “to the stranger who paid for your morning coffee.” Or, Rizzo proposed, thank the food service staffer who made a meal more enjoyable.

The program will be open to the public participation, and thanks-givers will have the option to remain anonymous or share their first names. Just how those short-but-sweet messages of gratitude will reach Spring-Ford hasn’t yet been fully explained. In his video, Rizzo promised those details would be issued soon.

Once received, the district intends to broadcast the items of good news on its website, in its Weekly Updates newsletter, and on its social media platforms.

Video from the Spring-Ford “Ram Country TV” YouTube channel
Graphic from the Spring-Ford School District
Coffee photo by Brigitte Tohm via Unsplash, used under license