Inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others
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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
Established in 1995, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit headquartered in Denver, CO, dedicated to inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others. RAK provides free online resources to encourage acts of kindness across the globe, specifically in school communities.
1. To inspire others to be kind.
2. Legitimize kindness as a way to improve society.
3. Be a highly-regarded, visible social and emotional learning education program.
RAK is privately funded through an endowment.
Although we have an international reach, we are a small, yet effective team. RAK has four full-time employees.
Website: 6,000 visitors/week
RAKtivists: 500 and counting
Schools: 6 continents, 10,000 teachers and 30,000 students
The Foundation’s activists. RAKtivists believe that kindness can change the world and exemplify that in their day-to-day lives. The RAKtivist program recognizes these individuals and creates a community for kindness to flourish. Apply to be a RAKtivist.
￼RAK Week is a worldwide celebration of kindness that takes place the second full week in February each￼year.
Although we encourage everyone to practice kindness daily, here a few special opportunities to do so:
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5-9, 2014
World Kindness Day: annually on November 13.
Visit our Educators for free K-12 evidence-based, hands-on lesson plans, kindness club kits and activities. The activities include downloadable graphics, how-to videos, inspirational quotes and project ideas.
Visit our Kindness Research collection for research and studies describing the science of kindness.