"On February 8th, 2020 we celebrated my brother Benny's 25th birthday. It was a day of great food, big laughs and even better company. Three days later, our world changed when my brother was taken from us by an unkind act that will not soon be forgotten. Every day of his life, Benny did anything he could to help the next person, from sharing cups of coffee, to lending an ear to listen, to buying bus tickets for strangers to get back home. He never stopped caring about those around him. It wasn't always a monetary hand either. His time and emotional strength was always being borrowed by the next person, but rarely did anyone hear him say 'No'.
Since his passing, we've met and spoken to so many amazing souls he touched all over the country. The prayers, stories, and memories everyone has shared with us have been heart-warming and proof that we aren't the only ones who were able to experience such kindness."
"Behind all the memories and stories we've heard, there has been an underlying sadness that we have never experienced. Consoling strangers that knew my brother, through their grief, has shown us something bigger than we thought was taken from our community.
Everyone is struggling, not only with the loss of our Brother Benny, but also because of the times we live in. Constant negativity and stress take a huge toll on our communities and something has to change. Someone has to step up and be that change.
We are here to do what Benny started, random acts of kindness, so we can continue this domino effect to members of our community that may need a helping hand. Whether its a bag of groceries, a shoveled driveway or lending an ear for 5 minutes, we want to remind people everyday to
- Abreanna N.
Sister & Vice Chairwoman
Our board members will be casting their votes anonymously for their favorite car! The winner will be crowned with the title Benny's Pick and win a hoodie customized with their name*!
Everyone registered for the car show will have the chance to win this newly designed hoodie! Register today because spots are limited!
*Hoodie will be printed after movie night winner will be contacted when prize is ready for delivery.*
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Palmer Park - 3650 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Presented by: Share Bennys Kindness & Friends
Open to all Vehicles - $25 registration fee, Limited to 20 cars, entry on a first come, first serve basis so register today!
2:45pm - 3:45pm - Participants will arrive to park their cars
4:00pm - Event Starts
6:30pm - "Benny's Pick" Announced
6:45pm - 7:15pm - Participants may leave if not staying for the movie
** All other participants must leave vehicle until after the movie ends**
In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate, entrants, participants and spectators, by execution of this entry form expressly release and discharge Share Benny’s Kindness (1322 E Fillmore St, Colorado springs, CO 80907) and its officers/members/volunteers and anyone else connected with the management of presentation of the 2nd Annual Movie Night Car Show of or from any and all known and unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgements and/or claims from any causes whatsoever that may be suffered by any entrant to his person or property. Further, each entrant expressly agrees to indemnify all the foregoing entitles, firms, persons and bodies of any and all liability occasioned or resulting from the conduct of entrants or any participant assisting or cooperating with entrant and under the direction or control of entrant.
By submitting registration below, I have read and agree to all conditions of the 2nd Annual Movie Night Car Show, Palmer Park – 3650 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 and rules governing the event as set forth on this form and agree to observe all rules and decisions of event management.
Share Benny’s Kindness is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization run 100% by volunteers.
All our volunteers or "Family of Friends" believe that acts of kindness have the power to create positive change in individuals, communities and the world. Our ultimate goal is to live in a world where kindness is a regular occurrence that becomes second nature to all, and mental health is a priority. We want to foster a culture of kindness in our community with the hopes of reducing our current social stigma, increasing access to mental health resources and creating a more compassionate resilient society that has more empathy for one another. Everyone in our family of friends who have either become a volunteer or supporter came together after sharing in the trauma of the loss of an amazing young man named Benny Nandin, he unfairly lost his life to an act of senseless violence. Benny has been our inspiration in all that we do and provide as a non-profit. In his lifetime he quickly became a role model by continuously providing kindness to everyone he came across effortlessly. After his passing his mother (our chairwomen) had multiple friends and acquaintances of Benny who reached out with stories of his selflessness, such as buying a stranger coffee or helping get a someone in destress a way out without any questions asked. These stories brought us all so much light to a time that seemed dark and full of sadness, and they provided inspiration to the rest of us to continue his legacy with similar acts and more. Our organization shares our kindness through donations, community events and even with a simple smile wherever we go. We strive to unite people of all backgrounds and lift each other up to foster a culture of inclusivity and compassion that transcends differences and empowers diversity. Our goal is to continue to inspire and encourage all the lives we touch through education and our many acts of kindness. With the help of our supporters, volunteers and community we are excited to witness the full ripple effect of Benny’s kindness.
Reach out for questions about donations, fundraisers, and how you can spread kindness.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
You may have received one in a recent order or found one in a local shop...
If not, you may have been the recipient of a random act of kindness. If so, awesome! Someone must have thought you needed a little extra kindness today and we hope it put a smile your face!
Head to our group of B...Kind supporters and share your story! Once you finish sharing the story of how you got this card, go ahead and think about how you could perform a random act of kindness in return!
You never know where you may be when someone could use a little kindness from a stranger.