Sure, Valentine’s Day is this week but while everyone is focusing on the love holiday, I am focusing on something much bigger: Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is officially February 17th. Because, we could all spread more love and be more giving, right? Here are 50+ Random Acts of Kindness Ideas to help get you started:
50+ Random Acts of Kindness Ideas
Giving is such a beautiful thing. The thing is, most have the impression that to be “giving” you have to spend money or even have money to spend. That just certainly is NOT the case. You can do little things, kind gestures that truly show your kindness. This in return will spread more kindness and love around the world.
But of course, sometimes if you can use some of your hard earned money to be a giver, that is okay too.
Kindness is contagious.
And, all it takes to be a good person is to be kind! 😉
Now onto this list of random acts of kindness ideas…
- Hold the door for someone
- Donate time at a local food shelter
- Pay for someone’s food/coffee in line behind you
- Host a fundraiser for someone in need
- Bring in a neighbor’s garbage cans
- Assist the elderly across the street
- Load someone’s groceries into their car
- Shovel someone’s walk-ways
- Buy an on-duty officer/paramedic/firefighter a gift card as a thank you for protecting and serving your community
- Buy a friend some flowers just because
- Write your spouse a love note just because
- Give out free hugs
- Smile at everyone who passes by
- Offer to babysit a friend/family members’ children
- Put in extra change into a meter for someone
- Give a great tip to your waiter
- Donate blood or plasma
- Leave random nice letters on cars in the parking lot
- Offer to walk a neighbor’s dog
- Show up for a local grand opening to show your support
- Give money/food/personal care items to someone who may be homeless
- Transfer someone’s laundry into the dryer and pay for it at the laundry mat
- Pull over to assist someone who is having car trouble
- Volunteer at your local animal shelter
- Volunteer at your local hospital
- Donate breastmilk (if breastfeeding and approved by donation center)
- Pump someone’s gas for them
- Put quarters in candy machines at the grocery store
- Put unwanted items back to their shelf at a store
- Donate school supplies to a classroom/school in need
- Donate toys to a women and children’s shelter
- Donate blankets to homeless and pet shelter’s
- Give a compliment to a stranger
- Leave coupons on shelves in grocery stores for other shoppers
- Volunteer at local Veteran’s shelter
- Offer to give someone a ride home
- Tell a boss they are doing a great job
- Call and sing “Happy Birthday” to someone on their special day
- Pick up trash left on the ground
- Leave change in a tip jar
- Donate money to a charity
- Cook a meal for someone who just had a baby
- Donate food to a local food bank
- Write a thank you card to your mail carrier
- Leave out treats/water/goodies on your doorstep for mail carriers (USPS, UPS and FedEx)
- Write something nice in the comments on Facebook
- Send a care package to someone deployed
- Leave money inside a returned Redbox DVD to pay for someone’s rental/snacks
- Tape quarters to a vending machine for the next person to use
- Offer to sweep floors at a local salon for free
- Leave a great review online for a business
- Allow someone to move in front of you in line
- Leave a grocery gift card with a note attached of paying it forward
- Mow a neighbor’s lawn
- If someone drops something, pick it up for them
- Pay on someone’s layaway
- Put money into a child’s college fund
- Pay for someone’s gas
- Pick up after pet’s at a local dog park
- Donate diapers to a local diaper bank/women’s shelter
Now that you have 50+ ideas on how to show random acts of kindness this week, let’s talk about that last one.
As I mentioned, it doesn’t always have to cost money to spread kindness but when you can spend money to donate to someone in need, like a new mother who needs something as basic as diapers for her new baby, you are changing lives for the better.
That is why I wanted to share this great deal you can get right now at Sam’s Club. For a limited time, you can save $8 off the purchase of 2 Pampers products at Sam’s Club. Plus, you can get a $10 Sam’s Club eGift Card when you purchase $50 worth of Pampers. That means you can save on your donation and help a mom in need.
Aside from purchasing Pamper’s products at Sam’s Club to donate, we have some unused diapers my son no longer wears and plan to donate those as well. Every little bit helps!
So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of February 17th and do some good this year. You can check out Sam’s Club online and in-store to find this amazing deal on Pampers products to help you spread some kindness this year.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.