Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb 17
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is a wonderful initiative celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, all over North America, to encourage acts of kindness. Since 2008, this special day has grown in popularity each year and brings Canadians closer together by encouraging people to do small acts of kindness and generosity.
You don’t have to stick to one day a year, there are countless ways to do random acts of kindness all year long, and we all benefit from a kinder world.
Be a #raktivist with these ideas:
- Donate blood
- Leave kind comments on social media
- Write a kind review for a local business on google, facebook, or linkedin
- Text someone you haven’t been in contact with lately to let them know you’re thinking about them
- Pay for someone’s coffee
- Leave home early for appointments so you’re not impatient with other drivers
- Call your parents and actively listen
- Donate to an animal shelter
Don’t let the coronavirus stop you from being kind. Here’s how individuals and communities can help each other out during the pandemic. Canadians have created a #caremongering movement on Facebook to help each other where they can.
- Pick up supplies for elderly who may be uncomfortable leaving their homes.
- Buy grocery store gift cards to give to people in need
- Donate to the food bank, pick up a few extra things every time you shop and drop it off once a month
- Drop off care packages
- Do a beach cleanup with the people you live with
- Make noise at 7pm to show your appreciation to local frontline workers