Through the powers of the online kindness community, I was introduced to Elizabeth Denny, founder of The Positive Change Movement, based in Denver, Colorado. Even before we sat down on a Zoom call, I knew I had found someone that deeply understood the mission of The Smile Project and that deeply cared for the world around her in similar ways. I am thrilled to share a bit of her story here.
Liz: Let’s start in traditional Smile Project fashion. What is bringing you joy right now?
Elizabeth: Happiness is spreading kindness and positive change in the world.
Liz: Tell me about The Positive Change Movement.
Elizabeth: I started The Positive Change Movement in 2018 to connect people with volunteer opportunities, service projects, and ways to spread positive change in the world.
Liz: What is the driving force behind what you do?
Elizabeth: My daily mission is to help make the world a kinder place. I have been volunteering, coordinating donation drives, and spearheading community service projects since I was 13-years-old. It fills my soul to give back to the community and encourage others to make a difference.
Liz: What does service mean to you?
Elizabeth: Service means giving back to your community or anyone or anything in need… without expecting anything in return.
Liz: How can people follow along or support your work?
Liz: Is there anything you’d like to leave us with? A final piece of advice?
Elizabeth: Spreading kindness doesn't have to cost anything. It can be as easy as smiling at someone in public, picking up trash in your community, or helping out an elderly neighbor.