“I believe that people are happiest when they are helping others. In fact, today, we are announcing the Random Acts of Kindness campaign. Our hope—our goal— is that Coloradans will perform 10,000 random acts of kindness between now and July 14, which marks the start of third Biennial of the Americas in Denver.” —Governor Hickenlooper at his January 13, 2015, Inauguration Speech.
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and the State of Colorado, team up to encourage a new #StateOfKind. Colorado schools, businesses, and individuals are joining to collectively perform 10,000 random acts of kindness by the Biennial of the Americas event on July 14. Colorado’s Governor, John Hickenlooper, announced the challenge at his second inauguration on January 13.
On the surface, it's a simple kindness challenge to the citizens of Colorado. But really? It's an opportunity to lead the way towards a kinder world through the power of community engagement and social media.
These don’t have to be huge acts of kindness. For instance, one participant posted, “Just gave a compliment to someone who isn’t used to getting them. Her smile was priceless.” And another, “Bought food for two houseless men.”
It’s really about doing what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Participation is simple:
Perform, witness or receive an act of kindness? Post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine with #StateOfKind then check out what others are saying.
Are you a business or school?
Join the challenge as a community leader and commit to performing 100 acts of kindness within your organization. To join and receive more information, send your logo to Glinda@randomactsofkindness.org