Is there anything better than a Random Act of Kindness? That time someone handed in your lost wallet instead of taking it? When you were short of change at the parking meter and a stranger gave you the £1 coin you were missing? Or what about when you could see someone looking lost and gave them directions?
This year November 13 is the 20th anniversary of World Kindness Day, a day for good deeds, positivity and to reflect on the common threads of kindness that bind us all.
At Essex, we are using the day as the focus of our third giving day, our annual one day event celebrating the impact that fundraising has on our campus. We are calling it #EssexKindness Day, and will involve a number of activities both on campus and online that will highlight the good of philanthropy, as well as raise money to help Essex students crowdfunding on our awardwinning crowdfunding platform, Click.
Our last Giving Day, #GiveEssex5, raised over £2,000, which matchfunded 8 student projects, all of which went on to successful campaigns. This year, we’d love to help more students, and for that we need your help
Here’s how to get involved:
Join the Capture contest- spread kindness through photography, use #EssexKindness and a share a picture of a random act of kindness. We will give £1 for the first 100 images posted on social media.
Come and join our flash mob on square 5 at 12 pm on 13 November
Share this blog with at least 5 friends and ask them to join the movement
Donate £1 and prove your kindness in support to our brightest and best students at Essex
On November 13, on #EssexKindness day, invest your time and energy into your community, commit to random acts of kindness, and join together to celebrate the collective power of good deeds in our society.