COVID-19 has hit our Darwin community hard, particularly international students. Many international students in Darwin have felt stranded and isolated, as we are all away from our home and families. However, COVID-19 has not stopped a group of international students finding ways to support each other and our beloved Darwin community. This spirit has inspired the creation of what we all know as the Kindness Shake (KS).
Since its creation at the beginning of April 2020, the Kindness Shake has grown from a collective initiative to a leading non-profit organisation with strong roots in the community. We started with the initiative of providing free meals with every Friday for individuals who were experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.