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Random Acts of Kindness

If We All Do This One Thing During the Holidays... It Will Be Epic!

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 11.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Often, layaways need to be paid by December 14th. This means we've got just a couple of weeks to band together to do something truly amazing for some unsuspecting families. Working together, we can light up the faces of so many moms, dads, husbands, wives, friends, and partners by giving them the gift of joy this holiday season.

This Dad Received A Heartfelt Note From A Stranger At Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents

Small things can have a big impact on kids.  David Rosenman posted on Facebook about an experience he had with his 9-year-old daughter in a ...

Five Things to Be Happy About, Even in the Face of Disaster

Michelle Tang | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News
Michelle Tang

While it is true that there are a lot of issues these days, there are also bits of light still to be seen. In the interest of finding something nice to talk about to offset all of the bad, here are five things I am happy about.

How To Best Encourage A Family Caregiver

Amy Goyer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty
Amy Goyer

I have been a family caregiver my entire adult life, and I often feel like I'm running a marathon, but I don't know where the finish line is.

Three Immediate Things We Can Do in Times of Difficulty

Alexandra Garey | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alexandra Garey

In light of recent events in Paris, and other nations, we are more and more aware that the future is out of our control. The loss of innocent lives...

WATCH: Teenager Starts Club To Honor Late Father's Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2015 | Teen

B kind, a club started by sisters, is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. B kind was inspired by the life of Bill Mahoney, ...

Choose Peace in a Time of Terror

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Are you a peacemaker or an agitator? Every individual has the ability to be either a peacemaker or an agitator. In this time of global tragedy, I am calling upon the peacemakers.

10 People Who Simply Helped Someone And Expected Nothing In Return

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

Sometimes the most thoughtful gestures, the ones that stick with us forever are the ones done quietly, without a reward in mind.  Nov. 13 marks ...

Make This The Season for Gratitude and Giving in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Hollywood has depicted the stress of the holidays with iconic movies that make us laugh (or cry!) because of the relatability of the zany characters and dysfunctional scenarios in life and career. I encourage you to start this festive season with a different mindset so you don't get caught running on the hamster wheel of stress.


SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

For better or worse this has become the era of the #Selfie and, much to the dismay of many, we are becoming a very self obsessed society as a result.

Reducing Harm & Expanding the Good: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every week at The Pollination Project, we make small seed grants to social change entrepreneurs and visionaries all over the world. This week we are honored to support projects that help reduce harm among vulnerable people, and promote hope, healing and goodness around the world.

How The Kind Words of A Stranger Changed My Life

Holly Rust | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Holly Rust

I'm what one might like to call a control freak. If I'm not in control of my situation, it's a problem. At work, this trait helped me climb the ranks because I could handle whatever situation was thrown at me.

Student Stuns Mom And Toddler With Surprise Birthday Gift In Target

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News

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We Asked All Our Wedding Guests To Do An Act Of Kindness. Here's What Happened

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Leigh M. Clark

We asked each of our guests if they were willing to participate in a Random Act of Kindness to celebrate our wedding. The stories that emerged were incredible and heart warming.

J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows at Marietta College

Jim Luce | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Read More: Amanda Davis, Appalachia, Bernard P. McDonough, Celeste Prince, Chris Rim, Connecting Theory to Practice, Dartmouth College Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Gamaliel Gama Perruci, Dr. Janet Bland, Dr. Luan Fiber Luce, Dr. William Bauer, Education, Francis D. Alleman-Luce, Grant Bauer, Haiti, Harvard Kennedy School’S Center for Public Leadership, Indonesia, International Leadership Association, J. Luce Foundation Fellows, J. Luce Foundation Global Adviser, J. Luce Foundation Scholars, J. Luce Leader, James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Jeremy Hu, Joseph and Diane Bruno, Liberal Arts College, Management and Leadership Development Program, Mandee Young, Marietta College, Marietta High School, Matthew Johnson, McDonough Award for Excellence in Leadership, McDonough Center, McDonough Leadership Program, McKenzie Fleeman, McKinsey, Mental Health, Miami University, Midwest, Mister Mac Award, New York City, New York Times, New York Times Luce-McDonough Leadership Summer Reading List, O.S.U. Men’S Swim Team, Ohio, Ohio State, Oiww, Orphans International Worldwide, Oxford Ohio, Peter Yarrow, Philanthropy, Radio France, Raising Global Leaders, Random Acts of Kindness, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rockefeller Global Leadership Program, Rylie Wahl, Southeastern Ohio, Sri Lanka, Stanford Livingston Luce, Stewardship Report, Suicide Prevention/Awareness, U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, U.S. News & World Report, Understanding Leadership: Arts and Humanities Perspective, Washington Post, Young Global Leadership, Zayed University Dubai, Education News
Jim Luce

The Fellowship Program is a calendar-year program in which approved Fellows support the Foundation's mission of supporting young global leadership by applying their own specific training and skills, either in person or virtually, to address the challenges of the Foundation.

The Amazing Act Of Kindness This Church Did For Pizza Delivery Driver

USA Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

Holy pepperoni! A Domino’s driver was left in tears when an Ohio church congregation tipped her more than $1,000 after she delivered a...

62 Ways To Spread Kindness Like Wildfire

Galit Breen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

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

O.S.U. Swimmers Agree: Cancer Also Strikes People Living With Disabilities

Jim Luce | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.

Reflecting On 30 Days Of Kindness

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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.

New Mom Touched By Stranger's Act Of Kindness On Flight

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents

While on her way to see her husband, Rebekka Garvison became stressed while traveling on a plane with her baby. Then, a kind stranger surprised her. T...

After Women Called This Mom A 'Whale,' She Responded By Paying For Their Coffee

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.25.2015 | Good News

One Michigan woman refused to let name-calling get her down, turning hurtful words into a positive experience instead.  Dianne Hoffmeye...

In Defense of Aging Gracefully

Helen J. Russell | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Helen J. Russell

As I see it aging with grace gives you plenty of wriggle room in your second half. Pole dance in hot pink lycra if that's your thing. Or quietly live out a lavender life. All it asks is that you come from a place of love in everything you do -- for yourself, for others, and for life itself. Nothing outdated about that!

Pathways Out of Poverty: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project funded several projects that are seeding local solutions to generational poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and In...

5 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Make the World a Nicer Place

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.

Why An 83-Year-Old Woman Walked Into A Police Station Looking For A Hug

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

An 83-year-old woman walked into a Colorado police station on Labor Day with an unusual request: she just wanted a hug. Instead of asking f...