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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!
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 KindnessCounts@kidsmatter2us.org.
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 KindnessCounts@kidsmatter2us.org.
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
Offer to pay
coffee or meal
Share a funny
with a friend
Be kind to
yourself and eat
a healthy snack
hearts and give
them to friends
who has helped you
a happy dance
own kind deed
2022-2023 Kindness Counts Calendar of Activities
SHINE A LIGHT GALA
Hosted by NAMI DuPage
5:30 PM / MAY 6, 2023
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
SATURDAY JUNE 10, 2023
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
KidsMatter Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. KidsMatter Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 36-4448507. BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) number is 5570260059.
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