Do you know the no. 1 way to find kindness in your community? Make it yourself.
From simple gestures to volunteering your time, here are six random acts of kindness you can perform to make a neighbor’s day or brighten up the community.
Bring treats to work
Next time you’re on the way to work, grab your coworkers some coffee or pastries. Pro tip: donuts from Donutology and brews from Broadway Cafe are a perfect pairing.
Pay for a student’s lunch
School lunches cost ~$3 a day, which for many students can be a burden. Call your local school district’s nutrition services and ask to pay a student’s backdue charges.
Show local businesses some love
It’s no secret that we love our local businesses. Next time you stop by your go-to spots, tip generously or write a positive review.
Plant native species
Add some green to your community by planting native species. Use the National Wildlife Federation’s Native Plant Finder to start your search.
Help our furry friends
Consider fostering or adopting a furry friend in need of a home, or volunteer at a local shelter like the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. You can also donate monetarily or drop off blankets, toys, food, and supplies.
Volunteer with local organizations
Check out our growing list of organizations with local volunteer opportunities.