It could be as simple as dedicating a song to someone on the radio, or calling a long-lost friend, or opening a door for a stranger.
There are many ways to make someone’s day a little brighter, which is the idea behind Random Act of Kindness Day.
An initiative of the Niagara Community Foundation, Random Act of Kindness Day (Nov. 7) is an opportunity for residents to help others and to respond to acts of kindness by doing a good deed for someone else.
Brock University is once again on board.
“Students have begun planning a series of activities on campus and in the community,” said Kristen Smith, Brock Student Life and Community Experience manager. “We will have teams raking leaves in local neighbourhoods, distributing positive messages, RAK nominations and kindness card making stations set up throughout the campus. It’s a great community-building day for Brock and the Niagara region.”
Many schools, businesses, organizations and individuals have taken up this call for kindness with more than 60,000 cards distributed to date.
The cards encourage the cardholder to perform an act of kindness for someone – a neighbour, a friend, a co-worker, or someone they don’t even know – and hand the card over to that person, encouraging him/her to do the same.
Random Act of Kindness cards can be found at all Meridian Credit Union branches across Niagara, as well as on the Niagara Community Foundation website.