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What is an Act of Kindness?

Acts of kindness are something any of us can do. It's everything from the small moments, like holding open the door for others, to larger projects - like coming together with your neighbors to help an elderly neighbor get their yard work done. Here are some ideas and ways you can get involved.

  • Pay it forward: buy the person behind you in line or at the drive through a cup of coffee or tea
  • Share a message of kindness with someone
  • Lend your neighbor a hand: help bring in their trash cans, shovel their sidewalk if it snowed, rake up and compost their leaves, or take their glass recycling to a drop-off site
  • Offer your seat on the bus
  • Make a meal for a family you don’t know well
  • Write letters to emergency responders
  • Smile at and say “hi!” to people you walk by
  • Tell someone to use the free 20-minute button on parking meters in downtown Boise.
  • Be a kind driver…let someone in!
  • Offer to pick up compost from the Compost Giveback site at the Botanical Gardens for a neighbor or a friend
  • Donate new or used items to a local non-profit
  • Leave a nice online review for your favorite local business
  • Support young entrepreneurs
  • Donate your time and talents - offer your photography, writing or sewing skills to a friend or a charity
  • Help someone carry their groceries
  • Bring plastic bags to stock the mutt mitt at your neighborhood park

Help spread the word about Boise Kind by using the hashtag #BoiseKind and logging your act of kindness here. Help us show the world just what a kind community Boise is!

Mark Your Calendar

Boise Kind Day, Boise's largest day of volunteering, is Saturday, June 22. Mark your calendar to plan to join one of the many service projects available that day. Check back here for details - or sign up for the City of Boise's In the Know enewsletter to get up to date information on Boise Kind Day and other city news.

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