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      Acts of Kindness

      Here are some ways that you can make a difference easily for another person:

      1. Deliver fresh-baked cookies to neighbors and others.
      2. Collect canned goods for a food bank.
      3. Offer a couple of hours of baby-sitting to single parents for a night out in your neighborhood.
      4. Volunteer at an agency that needs support help such as Salvation Army and Red Cross.
      5. Donate time at a senior center with games and activities.
      6. Give blood.
      7. Stop by a nursing home, and visit a resident with no family nearby.
      8. Leave a treat or handmade note of thanks for a garbage man, delivery person or mail carrier.
      9. Clean graffiti from your neighborhood walls and buildings.
      10. Organize a clean-up party in your park.
      11. Give toys to the children at the shelter or safe house.
      12. Send a gift or gift card anonymously to a friend.
      13. Organize a clothing drive for a shelter.
      14. Buy books, backpacks and school supplies for a day care or school.
      15. In a note slip a $20 bill to a person who you know is having financial difficulty.
      16. Roll an elderly neighbor’s garbage cans back up the driveway at the end of trash pick-up day.
      17. Purchase a copy of a good book about kindness, put a card in the middle, and pass it on.
      18. Pay the toll for the person behind you.
      19. If a friend or a neighbor is moving, offer to bring food.
      20. Collect personal care items for homeless shelters and safe houses.
      21. Take flowers to work and share them with coworkers.
      22. Get to work before others and leave a piece of candy, brownie, fruit, flower, etc. at every desk attached with a homemade card.
      23. Leave a cake or other food item in a central area anonymously with a “I appreciate you” note.
      24. Buy a cup of coffee or snack for someone who’s having a long day.
      25. Send a prayer note to someone who is having a rough day.
      26. Bake cookies together with your kids, and take them to a neighbor who needs a lift.
      27. Pitch in and clean up the yard of a neighbor who is ill, has had surgery recently, or has had a family emergency.
      28. Volunteer with your children at a soup kitchen.
      29. Leave a bouquet of flowers on a neighbor’s front step anonymously.
      30. As a house-warming gift for a new neighbor, ask others to pick their favorite quote to write in a nice book welcoming them to the neighborhood.
      31. Clean up litter on a stretch of road in your neighborhood.
      32. Surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed.
      33. Call your mom just to say, “Hello.”
      34. Arrange a conference call for the entire family.
      35. Offer to wash your dog or a neighbor’s dog.
      36. Make nutritional treats for dogs and cats, and give them to neighbors for their pets. Make extra for animal shelters.
      37. Plant a tree in your neighborhood.
      38. Promote a neighborhood cleanup day for homeowners.
      39. Give houseplants to teachers, friends, or coworkers.
      40. Select some people in your life who you feel need a special lift and send them a gift: flowers, tickets to a special event, or a gift certificate.
      41. Help an elderly neighbor by raking leaves, mowing lawn, weeding flower bed, shoveling snow, wash car, clean house, etc.
      42. Visit widows or homebound individuals. Make them a meal, stop in to say “hi”, or help around the house.
      43. Spend an evening teaching a senior citizen how to use the computer or internet. You can use the time for painting, drawing, or scrapbooking, too.
      44. Adopt a “Grand-friend” – every once in a while, pick up the phone, send an email, write a letter, or go and visit your “grand-friend.”
      45. Help an elderly person by picking up their medicine, retrieving their paper, helping them with grocery shopping, taking them “out.”
      46. Find a person who is homeless – give them a few dollars, or buy them a meal, or simply just talk to them.
      47. Collect food from neighbors, at school, or from churches – give it to a local family in need, homeless shelter, or charity.
      48. Volunteer at your local homeless shelter, food bank, or soup kitchen.
      49. Gather clothes, blankets, toys, books, or basic supplies and donate to local family in need, homeless shelter, Church, or non-profit organization.
      50. Help with home repairs and yard work of local families / homes in need.
      51. Tailgating at a sporting event: offer free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, etc to the community before the game.
      52. Give away coffee and hot chocolate during a community event.
      53. Sports season is starting at local schools. Provide bottled water or Gatorade after a local team practice.
      54. Organize a neighborhood block party.
      Acts of Kindness
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