Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week!

In a world full of crazy, it’s so refreshing to see there is actually one week that has been designated to celebrate and encourage kindness. Because that is absolutely awesome, this blog post is dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness Week. There’s an unlimited number of ways to get involved, but here are just a few ideas to get you started. Remember, be kind, have fun, and find ways to celebrate all year long!

PS – Be sure to visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website for a bunch of great resources.

Who: Everyone … and Random Acts of Kindness Foundation // Mission: The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to pass it on to others. We provide free educational and community ideas, guidance and other resources to kindness participants through our website

What: Random Acts of Kindness Week

When: February 13 – 19, 2012

Where: Everywhere!

How To Celebrate:

Companies

  • Visit the At Your Workplace page on the Random Acts of Kindness website for lots of easy ways to make your team smile
  • Organize a volunteer day for your team and visit a local organization
  • Hold a drive (food, toys, clothes, etc)
  • Give a portion of sales to your favorite cause during this week
  • Challenge team members and customers to match a donation made to a local organization in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Host a lunch for your team and invite an organization to talk about their cause

Nonprofits

  • Honor your donors and volunteers! Feature them and their acts of kindness on a newsletter or blog post and thank them for all they do
  • Make it easy for your supporters to get involved – create a list of quick and easy ways they can get involved (i.e. make a text donation, donate a tweet, etc.) and share it on your website
  • Make a thank you video to share with supporters
  • Write a recommendation letter for one of your stellar volunteers
  • Nominate a supporter for a local community award
  • Thank your team for doing what they do!

Individuals

  • Visit the In Your Community page on the Random Acts of Kindness website for tons of ideas
  • Tell people about Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Be extra nice (and not just to people you like!)
  • Use social media to support a cause you care about
  • Make a donation to your favorite organization
  • Treat someone to lunch
  • Visit a grandparent
  • Use the hashtag #dokindness on Twitter to share how you’ve participated
  • Thank people for THEIR random acts of kindness
Have a great idea you’d like to share? Use the comment section below to let everyone how you will celebrate 🙂