Wednesday, June 20, 2012


My best friend Kim and I were talking the other night about how older people donate so much compared to people our age. She works for Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes and said that most of their donations come from older people. It seems like our generation is so worried about paying off student loans and finding a decent job, that they don't have the money to donate. 

Fortunately, I found this article about these kids in Jenison who have given me hope. Jenison ACT is a program provided by the public schools to help meet the needs of high-ability students during the regular school schedule each week. They are provided learning experiences that encourage them to apply their abilities, creativity and task commitment to solve problems they encounter in their school, community and world.

These third through sixth graders have decided to do different acts of kindness throughout their school and community, and it just makes me want to cry reading these stories! They are so young and making a difference in their community already. Each kid thinks of a different act of kindness to do, and when they complete the act they give the person a coin for them to pass the kindness along. How amazing! Check out their blog for all of their stories, and the great things they are doing.

I want to follow the lead of these kids in Jenison and make it a goal to do more random acts of kindness for people. And I think YOU should to! Send me your RAK stories, I'd love to hear all about them! []

Be the change. Make the difference. 


  1. Oh my, here you go again.....getting my attention that is. I need to think about some RAK's. See you Saturday!

  2. YES! Let me know what you come up with :)