Kindness Diaries showcased at CAC Legacy Luncheon

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 05/15/2019

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CONROE, TX - Leon Logothetis was the keynote speaker at the Community Assistance Center Legacy Luncheon Friday, May 10 at The Woodlands Palmer Course encouraging the audience to show empathy to everyone daily by being kind.

Logothetis, bestselling author and host of the Netflix series, The Kindness Diaries, has proof that Kindness will make a significant difference in your life while changing the world through a generous spirit.

“The most-kind thing you can do is to really SEE another human being for who they are without their mask, letting them know they MATTER. It will give you rocket fuel. On the outside they seem fine. On the inside, is where the heart is”, said Leon Logothetis.

CAC is a source of hope for Montgomery County residents experiencing financial crisis with housing, utilities, clothing, food, and other resources through community collaboration relying on the kindness of others to restore the dignity of individuals and families to attain a stable self-sustaining level of responsibility beyond their immediate crisis. Leon emphasized the importance of kindness related to CAC, the community we live in and the world at large.

“How you show up with your hands outspread versus turning your back to people with kindness is a choice that is absolutely FREE! Kindness is helping someone to feel less alone and let them know they Matter!”

Logothetis is a motivational speaker & philanthropist, and past financial broker in London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Logothetis was first inspired to travel from Times Square to the Hollywood Sign without any money, gas, or food for 6 months relying on simple acts of kindness. In his travels unsuspecting generous individuals received gifts from him. A homeless man shared his blankets and clothing to sleep on the street with him. He had nothing but gave the few items he did have to Logothetis. The unsuspecting benevolent man was thanked with an offer to pay for an education for the man so that he may improve his life.

Leon recently returned from filming the second season of The Kindness Diaries traveling through 100 countries from Alaska to Argentina in his vintage yellow VW Beetle (Kindness Two) changing lives through kindness. His journeys through countries without any resources (including money) to show people are genuinely hopeful and kind.

Presented by Entergy Texas and emceed by Nelda Luce Blair of the Blair Law Firm, several community partners were recognized for their benevolence towards CAC including Praxair, Inc, First Baptist Church of Conroe, Cody McGullion of Woodforest Bank for his Distinguished Service, and Legacy Award Honoree – Bill Dougherty. These honorees have committed their time, heart, resources and talents to serve others in a variety of capacities with genuine acts of kindness.

CAC extends a very special thank you to the generous event sponsors for the 2019 Legacy Luncheon: Presenting Sponsor- Entergy Texas; Legacy Patron Sponsors – HEB and Woodforest National Bank; Legacy Tribute Sponsors – Consolidated Communications, Bill and Janice Dougherty, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Kevin Brady for Congress, Landers Family, Woody and Debbie McOmber, Michel Family, Praxair, Inc. The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, TXU Energy, Waste Connections, Wiesner Buick GMC and Woodlands Area Chamber FRIENDS; Marketing/PR Sponsor – Taylorized PR; Award Sponsor – Quick Quack Car Wash; Video Sponsor – Silver Rock Productions.

Proceeds from the Legacy Luncheon will support CAC programs which provide financial assistance, immediate basic needs, case management services, disaster recovery, and the necessities needed to improve stability and promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families throughout all of Montgomery County who are struggling through times of crisis.

“We are very excited to honor Bill Dougherty, Praxair, Inc., First Baptist Conroe and Cody McGullion at our 2019 Legacy Luncheon”, exclaimed Jennifer Landers, Executive Director of CAC. “Each of these champions for CAC make significant contributions to our Montgomery County neighbors in need, demonstrating compassion, kindness, and commitment to serving others. We rely on the support of individuals, businesses of all sizes, congregations, civic groups and anyone who has a heart for service. Every act of kindness and all levels of support can truly make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”

The Community Assistance Center seeks to provide a loving, supportive place where people can come to get the help and resources they need during a time of vulnerability and instability.

Participants at the luncheon were impacted to “GO BE KIND!”

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