The Random Acts of Kindness Blog
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Posted August 10, 2012
In July 2012 over 300 people convened in Telluride, CO to discuss the Science of Compassion. RAK staff had the opportunity to share the research results from the first year's pilot program in Jefferson County Schools.
Focusing on the basic science of compassion, approaches to enhancing compassion, and the benefits...
Posted August 09, 2012
Does Kindness matter?
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation thinks so. RAK has forged a school based pilot in Colorado to assess the implementation of kindness activities in school. What difference will it make?
In 2008, the Colorado State Board of Education passed a set of social...
Posted June 28, 2011
Just the other day, the staff of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation were graciously given the opportunity to transfer ownership of the domain http://actsofkindness.com. One kind couple reached out to offer a domain that was not actively being used for our own organizational use. We're incredibly grateful and couldn't...
Posted May 18, 2011
On May 5th, 2011 over 2500 students from two dozen schools took part in "Rachel's Rally" in north Texas. The event was in affiliation with the Rachel's Challenge organization; a non-profit aimed at encouraging students to be kind and compassionate.
The students paraded through the stadium with one...
Posted May 12, 2011
Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2010, a record-setting total of 77.1 million pounds of food was donated, which brought the grand total of donations to more than one billion pounds of food collected over the history of...
Posted April 12, 2011
Paul is also an author, blogger, and a frequent Op-Ed contributor and radio commentator on technology and social issues through media outlets like the Huffington Post, NPR’s Marketplace, and on CNET.com. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation came to know Paul when he recently appeared on the KQED radio show...
Posted March 08, 2011
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The first International Women's Day was observed on 19 March 1911 in Germany. The idea of having an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the...
Posted February 15, 2011
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation was featured in the February issue of Parenting Magazine: Early Years. Shawn Bean wrote the article and encouraged Parenting readers to participate in RAK Week, Feb 14-20. The article suggests parents can create a "gratitude chain" with their children, having them write...
Posted February 15, 2011
Rachel's Challenge sends speakers to schools to share the messages of kindness and hope that Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting, lived out each day. After the presentations, there is a training session for those who would like to carry Rachel's messages to...
Posted January 18, 2011
High Timber Times published an article on January 10th, 2011 about a special RAK program hosted at Marshdale Elementary in Evergreen, Colorado. Marilyn Decalo and Dafna Michaelson walked the fourth- and fifth-grade classes through an important lesson and discovery: They, the students, can make a difference at their school.