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You’ve arrived at a place dedicated to the possibility of endless generosity and unconditional love. A place where a little kindness goes a really long way. Where all good-doers are welcome and no act of kindness is turned away! This is Resort 2 Kindness, an organization started from the love of one family committed to making a difference by transforming the world through thoughtfulness, generosity and unconditional love. R2K is a charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that started in 2007. The founder, Elva Pellouchoud, was inspired to launch the non-profit in honor of her parents, Barbara and Patrick, who have spent their lives demonstrating the power of giving to each of their 15 children. Since its inception, R2K has tracked acts of kindness in 14 countries and all 50 states.

No act of kindness, big or small goes unnoticed—and each and every one of us is affected by the outcome of generosity, love, compassion and kindness towards others. The goal of Resort 2 Kindness is to create a chain reaction of kindness throughout the world.

Welcome to the Kindness.

Pellouchoud Family 1998

Pellouchoud Family 1998

Mission & Vision


Every year, R2K seeks to create opportunities for Kindness Champions to share acts of kindness through three main initiatives — The Little Give, The BIG Give and Kindness Day. Each approaches giving in a slightly different way, but all share the goal of demonstrating the powerful contribution that giving makes in the lives of human beings. See our Kindness in Action section to find out the many ways you can get involved.


What People are saying

Resort 2 Kindness buddy bench for kids

“We at Whittier are so excited to utilize this gift that will help to spread more kindness throughout our school. Its anti-bullying message has already begun as our students enjoy this gift and use it to help each other. Often I look out the window while teaching and see many children sitting on the bench and enjoying each other’s company. We are so blessed to be given this gift with the generosity of Resort 2 Kindness!”

– Jennifer Shepherd, Whittier Elementary Art Teacher, Buddy Bench Recipient

“You are all amazing! What a truly special donation. Our warehouse team was overwhelmed by your generosity. Thousands of people in need will benefit from Kindness Day! We can’t thank you enough!”

– Alexxa Gagner, Public Relations Director, Denver Rescue Mission, Kindness Day 2016

Avery Nielsen, The Little Give 2012 Recipient

Avery Nielsen, The Little Give 2012 Recipient

“Thank you Resort 2 Kindness! My daughter and I are able to make things happen we never thought possible with the love of our community! We love you all for everything you have done. You will never be forgotten.”

– The Nielsen Family, The Little Give 2012 Recipient