Why we are here.

Kendall Maffia

Kendall was a kind, thoughtful, funny, smart and a talented young woman.  She loved to be creative, loved to listen to all kinds of music, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Kendall loved to bake, water and snow ski, be adventurous and wanted nothing more than to make people feel important and loved.  Kendall was always so thoughtful and generous with her time and talent.

Unfortunately on October 11, 2021 she lost her battle to suicide.

Kendall would want to be remembered for all the kind gestures that she did for others.  She loved to bake treats and make bracelets, she welcomed new employees at work and asked if they wanted to go out for ice cream. Kendall always made sure everyone was having a good day and put others before herself. Kendall was the light in everyone’s eyes but unfortunately, she did not leave enough light for herself or feel the love others gave to her.

Kendall's Kindness Scholarship Fund

The Kendall’s Kindness Scholarship Fund was created by the Maffia Family in loving memory of Kendall Marie Maffia (6/12/2000-10/11/2021), their daughter, sister, niece, and granddaughter.

Two $1,000 scholarships will provide funding for two graduating seniors from either St. Charles North High School or St. Charles East High School. The Kendall’s Kindness Scholarship is intended for students who are planning to continue their education at a 4-year college and will major in an Arts-related degree.

Kendall's Artwork & Photography

Take your kindness online

From scrolling social media to attending virtual meetings, our lives are more online today than ever and unfortunately it’s even easier to hurt someone’s feelings when you’re hiding behind a screen. Take your kindness online and remember there is a person behind that email, social profile, or text.

Think Before You Comment or Send a Message

Be smart about what you’re saying and how you are saying it. On social media you have the power to connect with people from all over the world, so use this opportunity to spread positivity.

Assume Positive Intentions

If someone posts a selfie, take the time to tell them how much you appreciate them. Use the magic of instant communication to reach out to old friends to send them positive messages.

Speak Online as You Would in Person

When there is a screen between you and the other person, it is easy to forget that on the other side of that screen is another person just trying to do their best. Always remember that behind every avatar is a real person with real feelings.
Butterfly Kendall's Kindness