Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Day is an opportunity to do something kind for someone else, to appreciate our fellow citizens and for community building – it’s NOT about fundraising or giving money – just a day to celebrate kindness.
On November 9th 2012, The Guelph Community Foundation celebrated its 3rd Random Act of Kindness Day. Started in 2008
by The Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, Guelph joins Cambridge, Oakville, Orillia, London, Brantford, Windsor and others. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of kind gestures - it's a very powerful day!
Thank you to the Guelph Review for capturing RAK day with a video
. Although no act of kindness is too small, here are just a few that were shared
with us through social media:
-Breanna gave her bus driver a Tims card;
-Tom Bird and Jay Elinesky (RBC Wealth Management)
gave running shoes and t-shirts to 60 kids in the Start 2 Finish Running Club
at Willow Road School;
-Charlene gave hugs and thank-you's to the front office staff;
-students at L'École L'Odysée raked leaves in the neighbourhood;
-RLB gave free coffee and muffins for folks at the Carden Street bus stop;
-Magic and CJOY gave gift cards for food;
-the U of G gave candy floss, flowers and set-up a food drive;
-The Letter M held a pancake breakfast in St. George's Square;
-Westwood Public School made RAK day a month-long event;
-HJM Insurance and The Joint Cafe gave 60 free coffee's and BIG smiles to-go;
-Goodlife Fitness had free hot chocolate;
-The Guelph Mercury gave away newspapers;
-Powerline Electronics staff provided free pizza to customers
-Agricorp used the day to encourage peer to peer nominations for their High Five.
Simple acts of kindness are endless - use your imagination and follow your heart.