Promoting, sharing and uniting kindness
Kindness Day/Week Individuals

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Princess Diana

Below are some examples of kind acts you can perform on Kindness Day or for a longer Kindness initiative but the possibilities are infinite.

Hundreds of further examples can be viewed on our good deeds website www.thegooddeedsorganisation.com.

Please contact us if we can support your Kindness Day plans or Kindness Initiative.

  • Send a kind text to someone you know. This could be a thank you, well wish, compliment, remembrance of a kind deed or anything kind!
  • Say good morning to everyone on your way into work and good evening on your way home
  • Eat lunch with someone new
  • Clean the communal refrigerator, microwave or oven in your workplace
  • Hold the door open for those behind you
  • Sign up to the organ donor register
  • Give someone a compliment – it can make their day, week or year!
  • Surprise your colleagues with a kind post-it note on their desk
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Bring in treats for your colleagues
  • Offer to buy a drink or some food for a homeless person
  • Go through your possessions and donate items you no longer use to charity
  • Make yourself known to anyone elderly or vulnerable in your community so they have somewhere to turn if they need help
  • Become a pen friend to someone less fortunate than you
  • Volunteer at a nursing or care home
  • Take the time to get to know your colleagues
  • Spend time with someone who might be lonely
  • Send a thank you email to a friend or colleague
  • Help an elderly person with their shopping
  • Leave money in a parking metre, ticket or vending machine for the next person
  • When paying for yourself, offer to pay for someone else too (e.g. in a coffee shop or at a train station)
  • Write a letter to a member of the armed services thanking them for their service
  • Join or set up a local community group with a view to getting to know your neighbours and increasing the sense of care and community in the area
  • Write a blog about kindness in society
  • Support charities and good causes on your social media pages
  • Give food coupons to a homeless person
  • Take the time to really listen to someone
  • Give blood
  • Donate coats and blankets to a homeless shelter
  • Share positive posts on your social media pages
  • Pay the road/bridge toll for the vehicle driving behind you
  • Cook a meal for someone else – e.g. deliver a lasagne to a new mother
  • Surprise a loved one with a kind note e.g. in their lunch box
  • Donate creative items, toys or games to a children’s hospital
  • Offer to return someone’s shopping trolley in the car park
  • Write a note of encouragement and place it inside a book or magazine in a waiting room
  • Leave a pile of pennies by a fountain for passers by to make a wish
  • Write positive online reviews for places you have visited or businesses you have gone to
  • Pay someone a compliment (in person and via social media)
  • Write a thank you letter to a teacher who stands out from your education
  • Wash a friend or family member’s car or bike for them
  • Make cakes and bring them into work and ask for donations to your chosen charity in return for a slice
  • Buy a lottery ticket and give it to a stranger
  • Volunteer at a charity shop
  • Spend time to get to know your neighbours
  • Let someone go in front of you in the queue
  • Pick out good causes on the internet and ‘like’ or ‘follow’ them
  • Volunteer at your local health centre
  • Put your loose change in a charity box
  • Undertake a litter pick in your local area
  • Walk or cycle to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Start a recycling initiative
  • Volunteer for an environmental charity or organisation
  • Make a vegetable patch and grow your own produce
  • Plant a tree – fast-growing, deciduous trees (that require little maintenance) provide most effective carbon capture
  • Help to create a new green space in the community
  • Donate clothes to a charity shop, homeless shelter or offer them to friends
  • Make your own cleaning products from everyday ingredients like lemon juice and vinegar
  • Learn how to compost
  • Plant a tree or a hedge in your garden
  • Free-cycle, post anything that you don’t need anymore online, free to collector
  • Adopt a rescued animal as your pet
  • Write a blog about kindness to nature
  • When gardening, plant different types and species to support a range of wildlife
  • Attract bugs and amphibians to your garden by creating a woodpile
  • Feed ducks in the park
  • Have a meat-free day
  • Make a bird house and leave bird seed out
  • Take your pet for a long walk and give it treats
  • Donate to a nature charity (this can be one focused on animals, sea-life, conservation of natural habitats etc)
  • Make a house for hedgehogs
  • Volunteer for a nature charity
  • Get involved with recording animals and plants where you live
  • Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter
  • Make a bee home and fix it in your garden
  • Put up a nest box up
  • Take part in a wildlife survey – surveys are essential for assessing the status and needs of wildlife