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Community non-profit hopes to inspire Tampa with Kind Keys

Keys to Kindness gave donation to Tampa Police
Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 12, 2016
It's been quite a summer in America; the Orlando nightclub shooting, the Dallas ambush, partisan divide.
 
A new, Tampa Bay area non-profit group is hoping to show the power of love by building around acts of kindness.
 
Keys to Kindness plans to surprise somebody every week and present them with a ceremonial key for opening the community's eyes to the good in the world -- and for inspiring others.
 
Their first key went to the Tampa Police Department.
 
"It really hit home when Chief Brown [of the Dallas Police Department] was saying they don't feel supported in Dallas," explains Sharri Cagle, who created the group. "It made us think of our own officers at home, and we don't want them to feel that way."
 
Cagle's kids and their friends spent this past weekend preparing the gift, which came with a lot more than just a key.
 
"They decorated 16 dozen cookies, they decorated the boxes that went in them, they painted bird houses that we're going to put out around the community so they'll find them in random places hanging from the tree," says Cagle, who hopes the bird houses serve as a reminder to the officers that there are people out in the community who care about them.
 
Cagle says it's important to her that children lead the new non-profit.
 
"It's important to teach our kids that they have the power to make a difference in a powerful way and a hands-on opportunity to give back," Cagle tells ABC Action News after delivering the cookies and key Tuesday to TPD's District Two office.
 
The group Keys for Kindness is hoping to have a big launch event in November 2016 with a community-wide activity.
 
You can follow their developments and learn more about their plans by going to their Facebook page.
 
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