Random Acts of Kindness Day

 
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Giving back is at the core of KEEP Collective’s mission because we believe that little acts of kindness can go a LONG way. What better day to celebrate that belief than National Random Acts of Kindness Day which is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 17th? (It’s actually a whole week, though, so you can get started right now!)

Want to participate, but don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas:

Pay It Forward

We all know this concept well. If you’re in line for coffee or a breakfast sandwich, pay for the person behind you, too. It’s fun to watch the chain reactions that happen with one little $5 act, and it makes everyone happy along the way!

As an alternative to this idea, look to see if there are restaurants in your area with a Buy 1, Give 1 program, where you can purchase a meal for someone less fortunate in the area. These donation meals can help someone in need and they’re usually delicious to boot!

Give a Gift “Just Because”

Bring your goodwill close to home and give a “just because” gift to someone in your life who works hard tirelessly and never seems to get too much thanks for it. We have all received those pick-me-up tokens that say, “hey, I appreciate you and the work you do!” and we KNOW those feel great. Pass it along!

Create and Send a Care Packages

Local hospitals, senior centers, shelters, and clinics might have residents who don’t get showered with love too often. The volunteers and employees do a great job of trying to make their day bright, but a little something extra can surprise and delight like no other!

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Read about how our Designers created care packages for Breast Cancer patients in the past, then create your own care package for the patients and places open for a cause close to your heart. Or take a page out of KEEP Designer Danyale Smith Lopez’s book and give your favorite KEEP message as a reminder of the good in the world.

Please note: As much as everyone loves donuts, please please do not send centers food. Usually, they can’t accept gifts of food because of the risks involved.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be a special day to do some good! Pay it forward and give away smiles often, that’s the KEEP motto.