Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

This proactive and positive initiative focuses
on random acts of kindness for anyone, anywhere.

Are you ready to accept the Challenge?

Be inspired by the stories coming in right now!

Be inspired by the stories coming in right now!

Help spread kindness!

The Collaborative Youth Team of Illinois challenges you to:

Share stories of impact from a Random Act of Kindness:
Share or text your story using this link. Email your story, picture, poem, video, or picture of a piece of art to share the impact story at

Share what kindness means to you:
Share or text your story at this link. Email your story, picture, poem, video, or picture of a piece of art to share the impact story at

Share a story or what kindness means to you with these sharable graphics. Download your favorite one, fill it out, and post it to your social media channels to spread the word!

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness with Random Acts of Kindness Actions during February 12-18th

You are invited to perform as many acts of kindness as possible within the community, post it on social media, and challenge others to join you in the #KindnessCounts2Us because KindnessCounts.

Can you hold the door open for someone whose hands are full? Can you compliment someone on their outfit or style? Invite someone to lunch? Pick up litter in your neighborhood? The answer is YES — you can spread kindness! Spreading kindness also give you energy, makes you happier, is good for you heart, and helps you live longer.

Are you ready
to accept the Challenge?

Invite a new
friend to sit with
you at lunch

Smile at
10 people

Offer to pay
for someone’s
coffee or meal

Share a funny
TikTok video
with a friend

Be kind to
yourself and eat
a healthy snack

5 people

Decorate 5
hearts and give
them to friends

Thank someone
who has helped you

someone with
a happy dance

Create your
own kind deed

2022-2023 Kindness Counts Calendar of Activities


Hosted by NAMI DuPage

5:30 PM / MAY 6, 2023

Naperville Marriott

This year’s Masquerade theme encourages guests to show their authentic selves!


Run For The Mind 5K Run/Walk – Color Run & Diaper Dash

Hosted by Prevention Leadership Team (PLT), NAMI DuPage & Serenity House


DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds

Stay tuned for registration info.

Thanks to Our Kind Sponsors & Supporting Partners!

Local Organization Resources

Are you ready to spread kindness this winter?! Buy Cocoa & Kindness Boxes.

Your box purchase will empower kids to be kind and have access to Inside Out Club programs, spread kindness to others via the fun “kindness projects” inside each box,  give sips of hot cocoa, smiles, and feelings of love and hope to those that receive the box, and can be marked as donate to become a “random act of kindness”.

Last year our neighbors chose to donate 172 of the 500 goody boxes. This year, with your help we can give 200+ boxes to first responders, teachers, veterans and people in need, all in time to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day.

2019 RAK Challenge Videos

Interested to learn more about the Collaborative Youth Team?

Click here to see who is involved!

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