Dear friends and family,
We are beyond touched by the overwhelming display of kindness in honor of Jackson this holiday season. Thank you all for spreading loving kindness throughout your communities in such meaningful and often creative ways. Jackson’s kindness traveled throughout the United States, up to Canada, across the Caribbean to Puerto Rico, and even made it to London, Sri Lanka, India, Germany, Malawi, and other areas in Africa. Together, and in memory of Jackson, we have touched the lives of many individuals, communities, and wonderful organizations. We are so grateful for you all and your endless display of love and support for us as we grieve the loss of our precious Jackson and find meaningful ways to keep his spirit alive.
We will continue to update this page as more Kindness Acts roll in, so it’s never too late to send us yours. This project is far from over - this was just the big kickoff. Please let us know if you would like more kindness cards; we have hundreds and can mail them to you easily - or we have a print-at-home sheet here. (Also, if we’re missing your Act here, please let us know!)
If you’re new to the Kindness Project, you can learn more here, and take a look at the kindness acts below.
With loving kindness,
Natalia, Bryan, and Jackson, who is always in our hearts.
Treated a family to passes to the PAWS Discovery Farm in New Jersey. Ran into a little boy named Jackson.
Donated to the food bank in memory of Jackson’s favorite dinner combo, “rice and beans” 🍴
(This is yet-another Kindness Act recipient who paid-it-forward!)
Got called into a night shift, and paid for the person behind her - then texted Natalia “person behind me gonna meet Jackson!” ☕️
Donated to the Garden--a rare green place open for free all year round across the street from their London flat--that is somehow nearly all supported by volunteers. It even has a section of donated play toys for kids. I remember Jackson loved to be outside and it's a place we'll continue to honor his memory and celebrate his life.
Donated artwork (“Living Trees”) to her UW lab in memory of Jackson
Sent 28 Mother’s Day cards and “mama bear” buttons to my dearest friends and family raising young children
Donated a rescue kit to three newborn babies on Mother’s Day.
Left donations with Jackson's cards in the donation box at Glide Memorial Church Service after volunteering together.
Raised funds for the SUDC Foundation at their son’s birthday party. ♥️
donated “Llama Llama Red Pajama” while checking out at Amazon books 📚
Searched the SUDC website for ways to get involved and found out about a fundraising event near Philadelphia where they live. They signed up, did the walk (on a cold and rainy day!), and donated to SUDC Foundation. All in memory of Jackson 💕
Gave extra large tip to Amsterdam canal tour guide on the 6-month anniversary of Jackson’s passing
Donated pounds to Heathrow Airport charity collection
Gave an extra tip to the Girl Scout on our block who brought us cookies
Donated to the Firefighters Burn Institute that helps burn victims and burned firefighters in Northern California. In memory of Jackson who loved fire trucks.
Donated her hair in memory of Jackson 💇🏻
Left an extra tip after receiving a facial as a gift from a friend.
Gave a kindness plant to a kind neighbor.
Donated to the preschool that Bryan, James, & Chris attended with their children, in memory of how much Jackson loved his daycare.
Care package for a good friend recovering from a surgery.
Played Santa at the bookstore, buying books for the next family in line.
Planted 4 trees on the Galápagos Islands, so that Jackson’s memory can grow Tall-Like-A-Tree 🌳
Donated her hair in memory of Jackson.
Got stuck in the snowstorm while interviewing on the east coast and left a large tip for the lovely employees at Chipotle, the only restaurant open for miles!
Honored veterans on MLK day, in the spirit of citizenship, service, and Jackson’s love and kindness, by bringing coffee and donuts for 100 veterans living at the Veterans Academy at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Signed up for the bone marrow registry in order to be available for another child or adult in need.
Donated art supplies, coloring books, and art supplies to toy drive.
Donated 50lbs. of food to food bank
Cleaning up trash on Camano Island
Donated bubble kit to toy drive
Donated to the toddler books section at Santa Clara Public Library.
Gifted a small dog pet carrier and some toys to Amira (5 y/o) at Compass Housing
Purchased a tire swing for the river otters to enjoy at the Seattle Aquarium
Gifted a jacket for a homeless student
Paid bill for a father-daughter sushi date sitting behind us 🍣
Donated to Encompass, helping to build healthy foundations for children in their families
Dog food donation to Seattle Animal Shelter
A hummingbird feeder for the birds in Jackson’s Garden
Dog-sat their friends’ 2 Boston Terriers (Sadie and Chloe) over Christmas when they were in a pinch, in honor of Jackson’s kindness and Stella’s sweetness
Made a donation in loving memory of Jackson to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Bought and distributed a bunch of these cute little colorful balls that grow/decompose (with natural rainfall and sun) into beautiful different flowers. A way to “toss” Jackson’s kindness and love for flowers into the world.
Gifted Christmas dinners for hungry folks in the cold last night
Made a donation to Wally’s rescue org and told them about Jackson and Wally’s sweet relationship (as evidenced by this favorite ice cream sharing photo).
Donated winter hats and socks in Jackson’s name to a shelter in Camden, NJ
Donated a parent and child swim class package (10 classes) for Aquatics Levels 1 & 2 (ages 6 months-4 years) at Queen Anne pool, a place that has held a lot of fun childhood swim lesson memories for Bryan and Hayley, as well as Jackson!
Gifted a Starbucks gift card, cash, and a jar of homemade caramel popcorn to a very friendly homeless man who often greets her on the same block of the Upper West Side.
Asked Leslie Noble, owner of a wonderful family pie business in NY, to select a family for a pie donation.
Sent a refugee girl to school for a year in the U.S. in honor of Jackson’s love of school and learning.
Gave the gift of school supplies to two refugee children in the United States.
Donated $500 to Asha, an amazing non-governmental organization in New Delhi, changing lives for families and children in New Delhi slums, helping with livelihood, higiene, and education.
Writing notes and cards to loved ones when they don’t expect it.
Signed up to be a big brother at Boys and Girls Club of America in SF.
"Angel" glassybaby for a friend’s mother who lost a baby over 20 years ago, in honor of both Jackson and Victor.
Gift for a friend with multiple myeloma receiving stem cell treatment.
Donated to Donors Choose classroom supplies
Made donation to SUDC, and hung the photo of Jackson on their Christmas tree, to keep his spirit close at heart.
Sent thank you cards to all the firefighters they know (which are many), thanking them for what they do and all the people they help each and every day.
Picked out these holiday pajamas with her boys to give to the Jammie Drive at school. They will go to children in the Colorado Foster care system. Their first lesson in compassionate living and sending loving-kindness is thanks to beloved Jackson.
Cookie plating for psychology department staff
Paid for a family’s tab at “Paint the Town”
Gift certificate for our wonderful grief counselor to take her kids to 'Paint the Town', a place I had wanted to take Jackson.
Cookie plate for firefighters of Station 35, who responded to our 911 call that morning.
Donated holiday presents to LifeMoves, an organization that helps homeless individuals and families. Also donating to the SUDC foundation in Jackson's honor.
Headed-up a winter festival charity drive for the SUDC Foundation (including a live broadcast sharing Jackson’s story) at her work (Caffeine, a live-streaming site) which has raised over $700 to-date.
Donated to Stanford Children’s Hospital and picked out a pink ornament for our Jackson tree 💗🎄
“Adopted” a homeless family with 3 boys and fulfilled their Christmas wishes of legos and warm clothes (and surprise gifts for mom and dad).
Donated artwork (“Living Trees”) to her new lab.
Made a donation in Jackson’s name to support the American Red Cross, an important charity for their family, to help fire victims in a Southern California.
Provided rides to a coworker who is a young widow and recently had a heart attack herself. Her coworker is currently barred from driving and otherwise has to navigate a stressful cross-town bus commute in LA. She shared Jackson’s story and listened to Bahamas (played at Jackson’s birth and memorial service) on the long drive back home.
Gifted a candle and a poinsettia plant in Jackson’s memory to a young couple who moved in at the end of her cul-de-sac a few months ago.
Gave this book to an old friend who is an immigration lawyer. She works with an enormous heart for people who’ve come to the U.S. seeking asylum, which is even more difficult in the current political climate. Jackson’s card reminded him of her kindness, working to help people who’ve experienced too much of the opposite.
Signed up to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for 2 years.
Gift cards to her son’s wonderful teachers at daycare, thanking them for the love, kindness, fun and learning they give him everyday.
Organized a team of people from work to fund and make cookies for hundreds of people at shelters and transitional homes through the FareStart organization. FareStart provides meals to this population daily, but dessert is not normally included. The cookies will be a special treat for the holiday in honor of Jackson.
Donated diapers to WestSide Baby as part of their friend's donation drive, serving low income families with babies and children in West King County.
Reconnected with a dear friend from Germany and treated her to lunch where they shared stories about loss and talked about Jackson’s life and the kindness project.
Blessing bags (filled with toiletries, non perishable food, water, etc...) that they normally keep in their car to pass out to anyone in need. This holiday season they spruced up the blessings bags with additional festive items and made it extra special with Jackson’s heartwarming smile.
Knowing how obsessed Jackson was with all things firetrucks, they bought lots and lots of firetruck-themed toys to bring smiles to other children Jackson’s age.
In honor of Jackson's love for his lovies, they donated stuffed animals and infant blankets to Children's Hospital.
To support the research and increase of awareness of sudden unexpected deaths in children, they donated money to SUDC.
Preparing gifts in Jackson’s honor for people at my grandmothers nursing home. Each gift has a home made ornament and chocolates.
Donation to the children’s section of the Albert Wisner Public Library. They have various themed tote bags for children to read and learn about subjects that interest them. Here is a new story time tote bag with Arctic animals theme in honor of Jackson.
As part of his company’s 190lb donation to Northwest Harvest, he helped contribute to 40lb worth of kid-related nutritious items.
Gift for a fellow bereaved mother who lost her daughter. She honors her memory with Crickets.
Fulfilled wishlist item for for a boy in Sonoma County.
Gifts for the children of a fellow bereaved mother. A children’s book on grieving for her 4-year-old son, a keychain in memory of her son lost to SUDC, and our favorite burp cloths for her baby on the way.
Donations to 500 Women Scientists and Center for Women & Democracy, in memory of Jackson and support of Dr. Sarah Myhre, an amazing scientist, feminist, mama, friend.
Donation to the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in support of her dear friend Beth and in memory of our dear Jackson.
Left a bag full of presents at Volunteer Park, with a note for people to take one.
Tin of oatmeal cookies and tea for an elderly neighbor who lives by herself after her husband passed away many years ago.
Craft supplies for her friend Donna who loves to make earrings and who has been praying for our family.
Magnets for a fellow bereaved mother who remembers her daughter Whitney when she sees ladybugs 🐞
5K Santa Run to bring their community closer together in loving memory of Jackson Antonio Clark.
Gave an extra-large tip to my masseuse who was so kind and comforting when I cried during a massage from missing Jackson.
An ornament for Abby, the fire station chaplain who supported us immediately after Jackson’s passing in the days and weeks after.
Bought a goat for a family in Africa
A friend recently underwent surgery to remove melanoma skin cancer on her leg. They wrote her a card and gave her gift certificate to treat herself to a manicure.
Started an annual “Twelve Days of Kindness” tradition in memory of Jackson.
Kindness glassybaby for Laura Crandall (Co-founder of SUDC Foundation)
Donated to the SUDC Foundation
Donated food to the homeless in SF
Donated to the SF Fire Department Toy Drive, with Jackson's card tucked into the Goodnight Moon book.
Prepared "kindness bags" for nursing staff helping to deliver her baby at Swedish First Hill
Food bank donation
Gave family heirloom Christmas decorations to family friends who lost their home (and many precious memories and possessions, including their Christmas decorations) in the Santa Rosa fires.
Gave four boxes of baby clothes to a secondhand store; all proceeds go to Seattle Children's
Gave 2 cozy fleece lined hoodies to a 17yo boy, along with the card, to fill his request and put under a giving tree.
Participated in a gift drive at Ansel’s Karate studio. Gift chosen by Ansel.
Gift for a needy family at Mary’s Place, a Center for homeless families. Plus yummy cookies. Stocking stuffers chosen by Ansel based on what he thought Jackson would like.
Organized a book club donation of socks for YouthCare - an organization that works to keep homeless youth off the street.
Adopted a family for Christmas from St. Vincent’s Day Home in Oakland, which provides early-learning programs primarily serving single-parent low-income families.
Donated to “Shoes That Fit” in honor of Jackson, who loved shoes.
"Recently, I had the pleasure of representing an exceptionally nice client who was down on his luck. With Jackson’s Kindness Project in mind, I committed to making sure he had clean clothes and healthy meals throughout the trial. We started each morning with breakfast and a cup of coffee while we prepared for the day. After a roller coaster of a week, he was found not guilty by a jury of his peers."
Talked about Jackson over cake with other members of “The Loss Foundation”, a bereavement charity group in the U.K.
Gave a homeless man some food and shared Jackson’s story.
Food donation in memory of Jackson.
Gave Flowers to a wonderful neighbor going through a hard time.
Gifted a xylophone to a neighbor’s son.
Sponsored Pramod, a child in need from Sri Lanka, in the hopes of sharing some of Jackson's joy and light and love with another little person in the world.