Take Part in Random Acts of Kindness Week 2017

Did you know we are right in the middle of Random Acts of Kindness Week? This year the week of February 12-18 is designated Random Acts of Kindness Week and if you haven’t yet made an effort to be a part of it, there's still time! A great place to get started is at the center of the movement, RandomActsOfKindness.org and follow #RAKWEEK2017.

The Random Acts of Kindness movement aims to make the world a better place by encouraging people of all ages to carry out simple acts of kindness. But, what qualifies as a Random Act of Kindness?

The simplest acts may seem more like common courtesy to some but they still count. They only take a moment out of your day and almost no effort on your part but to a recipient, it could be the highlight of her day. Examples include:

  • Smile at a stranger
  • Open the door for someone
  • Let someone harried get ahead of you in a checkout line
  • Call or text a friend to just say hello
  • Pay someone a compliment

Some acts involves a little more work but can mean the world to the recipient. You’re going to have to stop what you are doing and actually set aside time to do something for someone else. We guarantee it won’t just be the recipient who benefits from acts of kindness like these:

  • Help someone with car trouble
  • Leave positive notes in town
  • Help a friend or coworker with a project
  • Load or unload groceries for someone who needs a hand

Finally, there are larger scale acts of kindness that touch more people and have a more lasting impact. These actions require planning, organizing and more of your time but the payoff to the community can be great.

  • Hold an online drive raising needed goods for charity on YouGiveGoods.com
  • Organize a park clean-up
  • Run a charity event at your school or office

RAKWeek 2017 will be ending soon, but your generosity of spirit should be ongoing. Being kind is contagious so be the one to spread kindness in your community. Everybody wins when kindness becomes your priority. Happy RAK Week!

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