Posts Tagged ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’

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Random Acts of Kindness — Be Kind to the Environment

February 14, 2013

 

  • Make an effort to separate your recyclingImage
  • Use a reusable bag when you go to the store
  • Take extra plastic bags to the store for recycling
  • Pick up litter when you see it
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room
  • Shop at a community garden.

 

“One cannot give up hope; incredible things do happen, and no one can know what the final contributing factor might be . . . No one can predict when that critical point will be reached when one additional grain can be the final agent that will cause an enormous shift. Each person, group or organization working towards a different world may seem powerless and insignificant, but all of them can add up to a force that can become irresistible.”  

– David Suzuki

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Random Acts of Kindness– Say Something Nice

February 13, 2013

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  • Give sincere compliments
  • Compliment the person, not their possessions (you have a great sense of style vs nice outfit)
  • Praise the cook
  • Praise a co-worker’s job performance
  • Send a thank you card to someone who made a difference to you

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”   -Mother Teresa

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Random Acts of Kindness– Be Kind to a Stranger

February 12, 2013
Leave a dollar and a note on a vending machine.

Leave a dollar and a note on a vending machine.

It’s Day 2 of Random Acts of Kindness Week!   Here are some ways that you can be kind to someone you don’t know:

  • Take flowers or treats to someone in a nursing home who doesn’t get many visitors
  • Pay the tab for the person behind you
  • Leave a thank you note for your mail carrier
  • Return a cart in the parking lot
  • Let someone merge in traffic

“A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward” — William John Bennet

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 7, 2013

Valentine’s Day is one week from today, but it’s not the only reason to celebrate love.  Next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week!  As you go into the weekend, think about planning ways of spreading kindness and love to your community.  Here are some ideas from the Points of Light blog to get you started.  Find even more ideas on the United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer Center website: click here.

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Maybe you like Valentine’s Day, maybe you don’t. Regardless- here are certain acts of kindness/social good activities you can partake in your daily life to spread love to your community…

1. Plan ahead and mail fun Valentine’s Day cards to your friends, neighbors, or strangers (email ecards are second best). If you don’t like Valentine’s Day, just send a nice letter and become a pen pal.

2. Call a friend you haven’t talked to in ages. Reconnect.

3. Recognize someone who’s been a “point of light” in your life. Nominate them for a Daily Point of Light Award.

4. Be a visitor and reach out to the local animal shelter, children’s hospital, or nursing home.

5. Wash your car and go out of your way to wash your neighbor’s.

6. Donate food or time to the local food bank.

7. Teach someone something new.

9. Make and send care packages to service men and women overseas.

10. Set up a carpool with your neighborhood families for afterschool activities.

11. Plant flowers instead of giving cut flowers.

12. Pay for the person’s cup of coffee behind you in line.

13. Cook a meal for co-workers or friends, host a Sunday Supper.

14. Give up your seat on the bus or train to someone who looks like they need it more than you.

We don’t doubt that by doing one of these things, you could be making someone’s day. 

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Give a Little Bit

February 1, 2012

Don’t forget to observe Random Acts of Kindness Week February 13-19, 2012. This happy almost-holiday is brought to us by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which since 1995 has aimed to inspire people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.

Visit www.randomactsofkindness.org for kindness ideas, inspirational stories, and more!

One of the greatest ways to embrace and participate in the pay-it-forward kindness concept is by becoming a mentor!  United Way of Southern Nevada has set a goal of recruiting 10,000 local volunteer mentors this year.  To browse our current list of mentoring opportunities, click here.