You are invited to join the Kindness Campaign

In response to the mass shootings that happened last month in Dayton and El Paso, St. Paul is challenging everyone to join a Kindness Campaign.
Will you commit to performing one extra act of kindness a day for each of the.   Sign on in support of the campaign by commenting your commitment on this facebook post then share the post with your friends.
Want to know who you are honoring?  Print this calendar.

 Need Ideas?

How about:

  • Start the day by looking someone in the eye and saying “Good Morning”.
  • Offer a break to someone caring for a person who is chronically ill.
  • Call  or visit someone you know doesn’t get out of their house much.
  • Go out of your way to be patient with sales clerks.
  • Encourage a stranger… just because.
  • Compliment co-workers.
  • Offer a ride to someone who doesn’t drive.
  • Make a little extra when fixing a meal.  Share it with a friend or neighbor.
  • Smile to the people working in the grocery.
  • Yield to the car who has been waiting to merge into traffic.
  • Serve at a soup kitchen.
  • Visit a lonely person in a nursing home.
  • Volunteer somewhere that touches your heart.
  • Take flowers from your yard to a neighbor.
  • Share a pot of soup.
  • Have a block party, to get to know your neighbors.
  • Rather than asking, “How are you?, say, “Tell me how you are doing.”
  • Read to someone with poor eyesight.
  • Offer to babysit for a family with young children.
  • Get to know an immigrant family.
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom or cafeteria.
  • Help a young person with their homework.
  • Say a prayer for the people in the car in front of you.
  • Cut grass/water plants for a neighbor you know is on vacation.
  • Put out and retrieve trash cans for a neighbor.
  • Pick up some litter.
  • Spontaneously invite a neighbor to dinner.
  • Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  • Pay for the person in line behind you at the coffee shop or drive thru.
  • Donate some of your old books to a library or children’s shelter.
  • Offer your seat to a pregnant, elderly, or handicapped person.
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbor.
  • Stand up for someone or something you believe in.
  • Ask someone under a lot of pressure how you can help.
  • Sign up to become a literacy tutor at a local school or library.
  • Rake leaves for a neighbor.
  • Buy a warn meal for someone in need.
  • Start a conversation with a stranger while waiting in line.
  • Send flowers… anonymously.
  • Donate canned goods to a food bank.
  • Ask a senior citizen to tell you their life story.
  • Write a letter to someone who has made a difference in your life.
  • Make care bags to give to homeless people.
  • Donate to a friend’s favorite charity in their name.
  • Leave a jar of wishing pennies by a fountain.
  • Donate some of your clothes to a local community outreach center.
  • Put a cold drink by your mailbox for the postal worker delivering your mail.