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Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day 2024

This year, we could all use a little more kindness and Random Acts of Kindness Day is the perfect day to show your kindness to the world. Random Acts of Kindness Day will celebrated this year on February 17, 2024. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a beautiful day that inspires people to spread love, compassion, and positivity through small, unanticipated acts of kindness.

Random Acts of Kindness Day began in 1995 in Denver, Colorado by a nonprofit organization called The Random Acts Of Kindness Foundation. The event had such an impact that Random Acts of Kindness day began to spread to other countries and places and in 2004, and the observance of the holiday became more and more far reaching. 

What is National Random Acts of Kindness Day?

The concept of National Random Acts of Kindness Day is to create feelings of kindness and cheer up someone’s day. Even the smallest of kind acts can make someone's day better. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a way for the world to unite together and collectively make the world a gentler place through tiny mindful actions. 

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2024 Activities

Random Acts of Kindness Day is the perfect time to flex your kindness muscles and there's a multitude of ways to do this. Here are 10 easy ways to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day 2024: 

  1. Compliment a stranger
  2. Donate blood
  3. Visit a senior home and deliver a surprise
  4. Donate anonmously to a charity or non-profit
  5. Send an encouraging email to a colleague
  6. Take someone to your favorite place
  7. Praise a local business or service provider online
  8. Organize a community cleanup
  9. Write positive messages on sticky notes and leave for others to find.
  10. Volunteer at a local charity, homeless shelter, animal shelter, or other nonprofit organization.

Join Save the Children in Spreading Kindness and Explore More?

Studies have shown that kindness is good for the body and the mind! Showing and spreading kindness can decrease blood pressure and lower stress. Kindness can boost self-esteem, empathy, and compassion, as well as, creating a your sense of connectivity with others. Save the Children believes that even the smallest acts of kindness can start a ripple of change that can transform the lives of children, families and entire communities.  If you'd like to make a meaningful impact in your community, our teams have offered 10 Ways to Help Others in to Your Community, including making a local donation, checking in on a neighbor, volunteering your time or advocating for a cause you care about.  Whether you participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day or celebrate World Kindness Day, there's always a chance to brighten someone's day.

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