Here I am maintaining a collection of random acts of kindness links, charity links, links for giving ideas.........who knows what will truly end up here..I always seem to think of more things
Please browse through the links and see some of the wonderful sites about kindness and giving people have set up on this world known as the internet
I am always looking for more sites, and as this expands I may choose to even start listing sites for localities as well........and should you know of a site which you think belongs on this page just drop me a line I am always up for ideas!
Random Acts of Kindness Links
In starting this adventure, I began looking around the web to see what sites I could find which involved random acts of kindness. I found the following great sites. They have all sorts of wonderful ideas and tips.
A great organization promoting random acts of kindness. They have lots of ideas, stories, cards to print out......all sorts of wonderful resources.
- Kindness Inc
This organization promotes kindness, with kindness links, a kindness gift shop, kindness quotes..... a lot of kindness!
- Extreme Kindness
'Bestselling authors, corporate trainers and internationally acclaimed advocates for social change, the Kindness Crew is sparking a global revolution in kindness. From audiences at Fortune 500 Companies to entire metropolitan centers, the Crew has inspired and mobilized thousands to commit acts of community service.'
- Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
'The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to 'pass it on' to others. We provide free educational and community ideas, guidance, and other resources to kindness participants through our website'
- World Kindness Movement
The mission of the WKM is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and to connect nations to create a kinder world.
- Kindness Search Engine
A search engine and collection all related to Kindness!
- random acts of kindness
A great site promoting random acts of kindness....with excellent ideas......and wonderful kindness quotes which are always an inspiration!
- Kind Acts
A BC non-profit Society with a mission to inspire human connection and activate the practice of kindness locally and globally.
- Generous Nation Campaign
The objective of the Generous Nation campaign is a simple message: “Don’t Almost Give – Give.” The hope of the campaign is to increase the number of donors and volunteers across the country. This website connects people to thousands of non-profit organizations, offers ideas for donating, volunteer opportunities and ideas for simple random acts of kindness!
- Charity Guide
The goal of Charity Guide is to inspire and facilitate more than one million acts of kindness per year. That means: more blood donated, more trash recycled correctly, more teddy bears for orphans, less drunk driving, less wasted junk mail... In all, ONE MILLION more of the actions that a busy person can do to make a difference.
- One Kind Act
A wonderful team called the One Kind Act Team has set out to promote doing "One Kind Act" per day. Wonderful stories, ideas, and hey....what can I say...it is a GREAT idea!
- Kind Acts Foundation
organization which offers educators a way to honor children who have committed an act of kindness. A way to encourage and recognize acts of kindness in our children
This is the UTube for Giving! DoGooderTv opens up the social networking medium to nonprofits enabling organizations to present through video information regarding their services, how to help out, donate, or join. With this service organizations are given an opportunity to reach out to the ever growing internet population.
Charities for Children
I am most certain this list will grow. To start I am not listing the traditional charities yet, but instead charities in which you can offer in ways other than money.
- Make A Child Smile
This is a wonderful charity for sick children. It features different children at all times and provides an address for the child. You can read their story and send them cards, gifts, or anything to help put a smile on their faces.
- Stand Up For Kids
This organization reaches out to the many runaway, lost, and neglected children on the streets. A national organization, it also has local chapters across the country. The local chapters post wish lists. You can donate, clothes, sleeping bags, make sewing kits or first aid kits to be handed out among other things.
These are sites I have discovered which have different ideas for things to give.
- Books for Soldiers
Send books, dvd's, or letters to soldiers. You must fill out and send in a notarized registration sheet to participate in the program for security reasons, however once registered you can fill book requests, or become pen pals with the men and women in the armed forces overseas.
- Books Behind Bars
This site lists prinson libraries requesting books. You can send the books directly to these libraries. They also request used phone books "The prison librarian can use telephone books from all over the USA, since they are often asked for numbers or addresses of business, etc. The librarians have told us that they do not give the prisoners access to the phone books, rather look up the information for them."
- Locks of Love
Ready to cut your hair? This organization makes hairpieces for children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. The minimum length is 10" tip to tip.
- National Cristina Foundation
If you have an old printer, scanner, or pc sitting gathering dust, consider contacting this organization. "The National Cristina Foundation directs donations of used computer equipment to non profit organizations, schools, and public agencies throughout the United States."
- Mile Donor
Have airline miles? Mile Donor will help you donate your miles. Many charities have direct connection with airline mile programs, and even if your miles are about to expire... once donated to a charity the miles will not expire. So pick your charity and let them fly!
- Charity Navigator
This is an independant charity evaluator. It is a wonderful tool to search for charities. It can help in many ways from helping determine what national charities you may wish to donate to, to finding local charities and how you can help them through time or giving items, or as always monetary donations.
Do you shop online? Then this is a great way of giving. You can select charities you wish to support (even add one you know of) and when you shop at the stores ranging from LandsEnd, OfficeMax, Dell.............and hundreds more..... a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the charities you chose to support. Shopping and giving combined... how great is that?
- Glass Slipper Project
Do you have a formal gown you never plan on wearing again? An old prom dress? A bridesmaid dress? The Glass Slipper project and the other links on this page are all organizations which try to give girls who financially can't afford the costs involved with prom (dress, shoes ect) their chance to be a prom queen with everyone else. So rather than let that dress collect more dust why not let a young girl have her prom dream?
- Mission Fish
Sign up with Mission Fish, then sell items on Ebay donating a percentage of your sales to a charity or charities you choose. This is a great idea for Ebay fanatics!
- Excess Access
Excess Access is a system that matches business and household item donations with the wish lists of nonprofits that can provide pick-ups or will accept drop offs. You sign up, let them know what items you or your company have to donate, then they will find a local charity organization needing the items you are looking for. The recipient is responsible for picking up the items. How simpler could it be?! Such a wonderful idea!
- Let's Say Thanks
A great site! Saying thanks and thinking of you to a service person overseas is as simple as 1-2-3 with this site by XEROX. Simply pick one of many designs created by children for a card, pick from a selection of messages, and then provide your name and hometown. Thats it! A card made to your design will be sent to a serviceperson deployed away from home. What a great way to help put a smile on someone's face and say thank you and someone cares