Want to take part in this year's Kindness Challenge Inspiration but not quite sure what to do? Why not take a look at some of the ideas below to see if it sparks off an idea?
Remember you can always join in one of our Kindness Challenge Events, which will be running from 5th-11th March. Check out our 2023 programme here.
The only things we ask is that it is KIND, make sure your challenge fits one of our criteria:
Kind: Something that’s caring, thoughtful and brings a smile.
Imaginative: Be creative and have fun.
New: Stretch yourself and do something special!
Down to Earth: responding to genuine need
“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Never given blood before? Register for march!
Regular don0r? Challenge yourself to get 10 friends or family to register!
Volunteer to read with children:
Ask your local schools if they would like someone to read regularly with their children (they probably will!) Or join www.schoolreaders.org beanstalk or Bookmark
Volunteers will need to apply for DBS checks through the school
“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
― Bob Kerrey.
Know someone who needs help with their garden? Perhaps a school, care home or hospice might want help? (DBS checks required)
This article gives a fantastic list of ideas (big and small) for acts of kindness you can carry out: 52 Acts of Kindness
Need convincing as to the benefits of kindness (to yourself as well as others)? Acts of Kindness Can Be Better Than Therapy