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Acts of Kindness

5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day, Nov. 13

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Let's face it, between increasing violence in the world to political debates that sometimes get downright nasty, we could use more pleasantries in our days, right? Enter World Kindness Day, which is Nov. 13.

62 Ways To Spread Kindness Like Wildfire

Galit Breen | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Galit Breen

26. Sit next to someone who's alone at a work meeting, a school function, an event, a yoga class.

Reflecting On 30 Days Of Kindness

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.

The Power of Kindness

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

While we have the power to reinforce optimism through a small gesture, it also means one wrong move can be hard to recover from. We will get our feelings hurt and feel unappreciated, and despite our best intentions, we will also make someone else feel that way. Anyone who braves the world risks disenchantment.

Random Acts of Kindness: Pay It Forward!

Patrice Tartt | Posted 08.27.2016 | Good News
Patrice Tartt

Think about a couple of things that you can do today to show a random act of kindness to a complete stranger, a co-worker, or someone that you may not speak with regularly. Imagine that small act putting a smile on someone's face, or totally making their day.

Joshua Kaye Foundation Launches Random Acts of Kindness

Melissa Kaye | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kaye

Joshua Kaye died on July 7, 2014 after a 13-day battle with E. coli. He would have turned 10 on August 3, 2015. Joshua's family founded Joshua Kaye Foundation, which celebrates Josh's kindness, creativity and curiosity by funding thoughtful projects that include children, animals, the arts, and nature.

Tampa Lawyer Gives Away Free House

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Performs 600 Acts of Kindness in Memory of Her Grandma

HooplaHa | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

Although people cope with loss differently, Alex chose to honor the memory of her grandmother by using the lessons of love, compassion and kindness that her grandmother had engrained in her heart.

Dad And Daughter Celebrate Their Birthdays With 39 Random Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents

British dad Lee Beck and his daughter Amélie celebrated their May birthdays in a very special way this year. They decided to do 39 acts of kindness -...

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

Manic Packing and a Day of Profound Post-Flood Gratitude

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.05.2016 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I wish I could hug every angel out there that has helped us through this daunting process, but I can't except for with my words.

It Takes a Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week, The Pollination Project announces our daily grants that we provide to individual social changemakers who are launching and expanding their projects around the world. A team of donors (myself included) provides $1000 of seed funding to help get these efforts off the ground.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

Woman Celebrates 21st Birthday By Performing 21 Kind Acts For Strangers

The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city o...

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.

Woman Gives Out 600 Homemade Easter Baskets To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

Hop aside, Peter Cottontail. Lee Hardy, of Palmetto, Florida, puts together hundreds of Easter baskets for kids in her local community, each year....

One Kind Act

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News
Domenick Scudera

We have never met. But last year, this compassionate woman rescued an injured dog from the streets on the outskirts of Cairo. I am grateful to her for starting the journey that would bring this dog into my life.

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Joseph Gichoni is the founder of the Megabridge Foundation, a Kenya-based non-profit promoting the conservation of Kenya's incredible biodiversity.

9 Reasons Why Doing Random Acts of Kindness Can Heal a Lonely Heart

Gina Ryder | Posted 04.19.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

Personal satisfaction and serving others does go hand-in-hand. The general hopelessness about relationships and life I previously felt was like a sickness in my soul. Doing random acts of kindness is a giddy remedy I would recommend to anyone for these reasons.

MLK Weekend: Teaching Kindness and Compassion

Lindley Pless | Posted 03.21.2015 | Parents
Lindley Pless

If our kids can be taught to be kind and compassionate to each other then why can't we as adults be taught to do the very same thing. Show tolerance in the weeks to come. Choose kindness when you see someone in need. And above all else respect those around you.

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

Read This Because You Want to Change the World

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.14.2015 | Good News
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

The longing to make a substantial positive contribution to our world is one that burns in us and for the overwhelming majority remains a lifelong pang in our hearts. So why then don't we do something about it? What keeps us from changing the world?

Dear Arby's Drive-Thru Angel

Sybil Brun | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Sybil Brun

You clearly choose to live life as a testimony from behind that drive-thru window. So I had to write you this letter because you made a profound difference in our day and taught an unforgettable lesson for our lives and I just wanted you to know.

Ghosts of Deployments Past

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

No matter how many deployments come and go, the absence of the most important person in our lives leaves us vulnerable in ways hard to express. These ghosts of my Christmases past remind me. If your spouse is deployed this Christmas, I don't know what you face, but I remember you.

See a Need, Fill a Need

Sybil Brun | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Sybil Brun

Medical bills were mounting. Kids needed glasses, cars needed repairs, and the dog needed surgery. On top of that, Christmas was almost upon us so presents needed to be purchased.