Random Acts of Hope

Week of May 8, 2017

During the week of May 8, we are encouraging everyone to get involved, and do something kind for someone else. We want everyone to take action and find a place to serve. It can be as simple as a small act of kindness for someone else. Help us speak hope to people when they need it most, and share your experience using #WeSpeakHope.

  • Compliment a friend or coworker.
  • Thank a veteran for his or her service.
  • Bake cookies and deliver to your local fire department.
  • Write a thank-you note for your local fire department.
  • Write notes of encouragement to children at Levine’s Children’s Hospital.
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood.
  • Collect soda can tabs for Ronald McDonald House: http://www.rmhc.org/other-ways-to-help.
  • Hold the door for a stranger.
  • Smile at a stranger.
  • Buy a stranger behind you in line lunch or a cup of coffee.
  • Create a care pack for a homeless person. In a plastic bag, include a snack, hygiene items and an encouraging note.
  • Leave a kind note in your mailbox for your mail carrier.
  • Write a letter to a deployed member of our military: http://signup.operationgratitude.com/letterwriting
  • Say thank you when you see a police officer.
  • Help load groceries for someone.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Leave an encouraging note/money on a car.
  • Give recyclables to someone you seeing picking through trash.
  • Call or message a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and say hello.
  • Bring donuts/cookies and coffee to the office.
  • Write a nice review for your favorite restaurant or store.
  • Write a recommendation for a friend on LinkedIn.
  • Send dessert or drinks to another table
  • Bake someone a cake.
  • Leave quarters at the laundromat.
 
  • Knit a blanket for a expecting mother at Florence Crittenton: http://www.fcsnc.org/
  • Donate your used books to the public library: www.cmlibrary.org
  • Talk to someone new at school or at your office.
  • Return someone’s cart/ buggy at the grocery store.
  • Let someone go ahead of you in line.
  • Check in on an elderly neighbor.
  • Participate in a charity walk/ run.
  • Tape change to a vending machine.
  • Share only positive stories on Facebook for a week.
  • Share about your favorite nonprofit on your social media channels.
  • Pay for a stranger’s parking in a parking deck or surface lot.
  • Randomly “feed the meter” for on-street parking spots.
  • Pay for someone’s bus or light rail fare.
  • Organize a toiletry drive for the homeless.
  • Purchase a bus pass and donate to The Salvation Army Center of Hope.
  • Purchase birthday gifts for a homeless child through Bright Blessings: http://www.brightblessingsusa.org/wish-list
  • Donate used furniture and clothing to a Salvation Army Family Store.
  • Leave your waiter or waitress a generous tip.
  • Prepare a meal for a family in need.
  • Donate blood to the American Red Cross. www.redcross.org
  • Offer to babysit for a couple with kids.
  • Bring a friend their favorite hot or cold beverage.
  • Eat with someone new at lunch.