We had about 50 students and 15 leaders show up for our “Random Acts of Kindness” project on Saturday.
We took a special offering for the event for two weeks, then divvied up the money on the day of the event. We got them all into groups of 10, gave each group $100 three hours to go and do some covert serving in the neighborhood. Everyone seemed to LOVE it! Some of the random acts cost money, others didn’t cost a penny! Here’s a few of them:
a necklace and ring for a woman.
movie tickets for a couple.
a Build-A-Bear for a child.
cleaning supplies to wash windows
a whole bunch of people Starbucks
a whole bunch of things at Walmart and Goodwill for random shoppers
toys for kids
dropped off flowers at the emergency room and toys for kids in the waiting room
delivered cookies to a mechanic shop, which led one of them to say, “Aww that just made a fat guy happy!”
delivered more cookies to a fire station
gave $6 to the Chik-fil-A cow standing on the side of the road waving at cars
handed out balloons to small children at the mall
There were a whole lot more… The students are anxious to get out and do it again. My hope is that they won’t wait for me to plan it.