It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Feb 17, 2016
Learn How Jeunesse is Giving Back Through Jeunesse Kids Days Initiative
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” —Sir Winston Churchill
Today, February 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day! The purpose is simple: do something kind for a friend or stranger for no reason at all. Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 14–20) is actually going on all week long, so you have plenty of time to come up with thoughtful ways to pay it forward.
A New York Times article revealed, “Social scientists have conducted experiments demonstrating that the effect of a single act of kindness can in fact ripple through a social network, setting off chains of generosity that reach far beyond the original act.”
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) don’t need to be grand in gesture. In fact, the more personal in nature, the more appreciated they are to the recipient. Here are just a few ideas that don’t take a lot of time or effort:
- Give words of encouragement or praise to a friend in need
- Give a warm coat or a free lunch to a homeless person
- Give up your seat on a crowded bus, train or ferry
- Give blood
- Give of your time at a hospital, shelter, nursing home, etc.
Because social responsibility is at the heart of Jeunesse, we take great pride in paying it forward through our charitable organization, Jeunesse Kids™. We believe so strongly in having a servant’s heart—one of our cultural attributes—that we want to further cultivate a spirit of giving back in our employees and Distributors.
Beginning in March, Jeunesse employees will lead a new charitable initiative called “Jeunesse Kids Days”. From shoe and blanket drives to monthly fundraisers, they will all align with the Jeunesse Kids mission: Empowering communities to give children a brighter future.
Jeunesse Kids Days allows Jeunesse employees to give back to their local communities by helping children in need. Each month, a project will be selected by the Jeunesse Kids Leadership Team that creates a positive impact for children and builds camaraderie in the workplace. Employees are encouraged to invite their children to participate. We hope that our Distributors will join our monthly service project and make a difference in their own local communities.
Until then, in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day, what will you “give” and to whom? Remember, the ripple effect starts with just one person. You never know when others will follow your lead and pay it forward.
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