Random Acts of Kindness Day® is Thursday February 17, 2022
Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 13-19, 2022
Are you ready to celebrate kindness with KHS? We're gearing up for an exciting day of random acts of kindness (even though it should be EVERY day!). We know it's not always easy to act in the moment. Here are 5 ways you can participate in #RAKDAY (or week) before this week is over.
Visit a local shelter or pet rescue, and bring pet food or supplies with you! If you'd rather not visit in person, you can also use your favorite online retailer to shop for food and supplies and ship it directly to the shelter or rescue you choose. Other places that can use pet food include Milestone Senior Services (formerly Senior Services of Southwest Michigan), or the Kalamazoo Humane Society Pet Food Bank.
Call your veterinary clinic and let the staff know how much they mean to you and your pet! Take it a step further by visiting with drinks and snacks, or have a special lunch delivered!
Fill out a volunteer or foster application for a pet rescue, shelter, or humane organization and commit to volunteering a few hours a week or month. Make it your goal to increase your volunteer time for 2023!
Make a single donation or set up a recurring gift to a local animal welfare charity! With your gift, nonprofits can amplify the impact by making sure it helps in the most beneficial way. Even small gifts can make a surprisingly large impact. You don't need deep pockets to make a major difference in your community.l
Reach out to local senior housing, or a senior you know, and find out if there is a need for someone to help groom or walk their pets. Especially in the winter months, it may be hard for senior pet owners to get out for walks.
There are countless ways that you can help, and many only require your time. While it's true that nonprofits often ask for funding to continue their work, kindness can be given for free. The KHS team loves to get positive messages and words of encouragement from our community. We hang them in our breakroom and they give us a boost of motivation, especially on tough days. We love knowing that our work is being noticed, and it doesn't have to cost you a thing.
Speaking of kindness, we'd like to thank our Pet Food Bank Sponsor of January and February, Kindred Financial!
"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal"- Joaquin Phoenix