Acts of kindness in honor of baby who died

Posted at 6:48 AM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 09:48:51-04
A family in the Valley is turning their personal tragedy into something positive for people around the country. 
Saturday would have been baby Noah's birth date. He was born premature and lived just 12 days. 
To celebrate his life, family members gathered for a balloon release to remember Noah James Haskovec and to help kick-off a day of kindness. 
When Noah was in the neonatal intensive-care unit, his parents, Angela and Jarrett Haskovec, were overwhelmed by the support they received, even from strangers. 
The family decided they wanted to pay it forward, and did so by starting Noah's Kindness Project
People from all over the country have participated in the project, which aims to "be a rainbow in someone's cloud" by giving random acts of kindness to strangers. 
"It means so much to see our son's legacy spreading across the community and the country," Noah's parents said. "We're just so thankful." 
The Haskovec family wore blue shirts that said "there is no foot too small that it cannot make an imprint on the world" Saturday.
They are seen in photographs posted on the Facebook page planting in a memorial garden and dropping off food for the Ahwatukee Fire Department. 
Others on the Facebook page posted images of their acts of kindness, including visiting nursing homes, donating food and clothes to those in need, buying diapers for expecting couples, as well as making monetary donations to various organizations.