In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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Random Act of Kindness DayTM is a nationwide celebration of kindness promoting a “pay it forward” movement in the community that takes place annually. RAK Day is an inclusive, community-building initiative that was developed in 2008 by the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. The message is simple: do something nice for someone and ask nothing in return, except that they do something nice for someone else. It doesn’t have to cost a cent. Holding open a door, sharing words of encouragement, saying hello to a neighbour – these are all kinds of acts that citizens “pay it forward” on this special day.

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation has been leading this special day in Windsor-Essex County for the past 10 years, bringing the community together by engaging residents across Windsor-Essex in small acts of kindness and generosity.

Materials are available for any organizations, businesses, or individuals who want to get involved, including information packs, posters, cards, and more. Please see the materials available to print or e-mail info@wecf.ca for more information. For those who do get involved, we encourage you to share your story of kindness with us through Facebook and Twitter @WECFoundation and by using the hashtags #RakDay #MakeKindnesstheNorm #KindnessStartsWithOne. Stories and pictures can also be e-mailed to us as well.

Random Act of Kindness Week
February 11-17, 2024

Random Act of Kindness Day®
February 17, 2024

World Kindness Day®
November 13, 2024



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