February is the season of love, but we’re adding kindness to the mix. Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, but these acts can be performed any time of year.
From simple gestures to volunteering your time, here are six random acts of kindness you can perform to make a neighbor’s day or brighten up the community.
Bring treats to work
Next time you’re on the way to work, grab your coworkers some coffee or pastries. Pro tip: The morning pastry selection at Idle Hands Bakery has sweet and savory options.
Pay it forward
Mutual Aid Distribution Richmond just opened Meadowbridge Community Market, a free grocery and supply store. Make a donation to support the volunteer-run collective.
Show local businesses some love
It’s no secret that we love our local businesses. Next time you stop by your go-to spots, tip generously or write a positive review.
Plant native species
Add some green to your community by planting native species. Consult the Virginia Native Plant Society website or read our guide to start your search.
Help our furry friends
Consider fostering or adopting a furry friend in need of a home, or volunteer at a local shelter like Richmond SPCA, RACC, or RAL. You can also donate monetarily or drop off blankets, toys, food, and supplies.
Volunteer with local organizations
Check out our growing list of organizations with local volunteer opportunities.