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Teacher, advisor Peggy Filer honored as ‘Storyteller for Good’

Peggy Filer, left, with Random Acts of Kindness Club student leaders holding coats from the 2012 RAK Coat Drive for HopeLink, Maggie Gronberg, Sara Ullman, Robby MacNair and Chad Klingenberg. - Courtesy photo
Peggy Filer, left, with Random Acts of Kindness Club student leaders holding coats from the 2012 RAK Coat Drive for HopeLink, Maggie Gronberg, Sara Ullman, Robby MacNair and Chad Klingenberg.
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For the past 12 years Cedarcrest High School teacher Peggy Filer has been the advisor, cheerleader, inspiration, mentor, guru, and face of the Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK).

Her work with the club was recognized by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in Denver Colo., and its partner, the non-profit Storytellers for Good, which came to Cedarcrest April 27 to film Filer and her students.

The video highlights the difference the RAK Club has made in people’s lives. It will be incorporated into the Storytellers for Good website.

Storytellers for Good is a team of journalists and photographers who share stories from all over the country, to inspire optimism and change.  Their goal... “to tell and promote stories of people and organizations making a positive difference.”

The Kindness Movement began in 1997, when freshmen students Hadley Rose and Samantha Ritter were inspired by a video they had seen in school on the importance of kindness.  They approached Filer, their health teacher, and asked if she would help them create a Random Acts of Kindness Club at Cedarcrest.

The CHS RAK Club now has up to 75 students at each meeting, and hosts events like monthly “pay it forward” lunches, Main Street clean-ups, personal product drives and raising $3,500 to build a well in Africa.

Learn more at http://rakduvall.com/duvall-rak-clubs.

 

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