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article imageWorld celebrates 3rd annual Random Acts of Kindness Day

By Andrew Moran     Nov 13, 2010 in Lifestyle
As mankind becomes more isolated from one another and the world emits a negative energy to the rest of the universe, one foundation has come up with an idea to be kind, even if it’s just one day.
Walking through a major metropolis could give one the impression that the modern man is rude, obnoxious and apathetic to the rest of the world. So why not be kind just for one day?
In 1995, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation was established, which is a non-profit organization that promotes what its name is. The group does not seek donations, grants, subsidies or any other charitable contributions but its mission is to “spread kindness” and “pass it on.”
Between Nov. 8 and 14, the world celebrates World Kindness Week. Saturday is the 3rd annual Random Acts of Kindness Day where people commit the simple acts of holding a door open for someone, giving up your seat to an elderly person, assisting a mother with her baby carriage down a flight of stairs and or giving a homeless person’s dog some food.
This day has become so popular in Leamington that the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation distributed 2,000 cards and one local business requested more cards, according to the Leamington Post.
“The people of Windsor-Essex are caring and compassionate and are already performing RAK's and reporting back to us,” said executive director of the foundation, Glenn Stresman. “Just last week a young woman called to say that her and her boyfriend were out for dinner for their anniversary - when they got up to pay, the waitress handed them one of our cards and said that someone had already paid for it.”
In order to promote acts of kindness, the foundation provides various materials – free of charge – on its website, including a teacher’s guide, workplace resources, lesson plans, project plans and others.
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