Frequently Asked Questions

What does RAK stand for?

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

Who is RAK?

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.

What are RAK’s goals?

  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 pro

How is RAK funded?

RAK is privately funded through an endowment.

How many people work at RAK?

Although we have an international reach, we are a small, yet effective team. RAK currently has three full-time employees.

How many people are connected through RAK? (as of March 2016)

Facebook: 819,333
Twitter: 21,900
Pinterest: 6,600
Website: 12,000 visitors/week
RAKtivists: 3,000 and counting
Schools: 6 continents, 10,000+ teachers and 30,000+ students

What are RAKtivists?

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.

What is International RAK week?

RAK Week is a worldwide celebration of kindness that takes place the second full week in February each year.

When are other important calendar dates for RAK?

Although we encourage everyone to practice kindness daily, here are a few special opportunities to do so:

National School Counselors Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
World Kindness Day

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Interested Bringing Kindness To Your School?

Visit our Educators page 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.

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