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Acts of Kindness for May 2018

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NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY

Say thank you to your hairstylist! Send flowers, a card or give them a special tip!

Share your hairstylist’s business card with other employees or customers. Put it on a community bulletin board or in your break room.

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Bring two lunches to work & give one away

Have a potluck lunch – each employee brings a dish to share!

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Pay the toll for the person behind you

Organize a carpool to work instead of driving individually

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Make someone a playlist of your favorite songs

Connect with co-ops from different sectors in your area & collaborate on how you can help your community together

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INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS DAY

Offer a discount to firefighters today.

Write a thank you note to a firefighter.

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Send dessert to another table at a restaurant

Hold an office bake sale and donate the money to a good cause

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NATIONAL NURSES DAY

Co-op: Offer a discount to nurses or nursing students today.

Individual: Say thank you to a nurse in your life.

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Donate animal food to the local animal shelter

Have a company party or board game evening event

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THANK A TEACHER DAY #ThankATeacher

Thank a teacher for their support and guidance.

Buy extra school supplies for a teacher’s classroom.

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If you or someone else spills something on the counter or floor, wipe it up

Offer a word of encouragement to someone today

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If you overhear a compliment, speak up and relay the message to others

Challenge each employee/member to lend out three compliments today

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Introduce yourself to someone new and make a new acquaintance

Hold a teddy bear drive and donate the stuffed animals to children in need

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WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

Individual: Buy fair trade ingredients and make a new recipe, fair trade banana bread anyone?!

Co-op: Offer fair trade coffee in your breakroom this month.

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MOTHER’S DAY

Spend time showing appreciation to the mother figure in your life today!

Offer a special promotion to all mothers.

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Donate blankets to an animal shelter

Donate items to a local animal shelter

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Wash the dishes for your roommate, parents, or children

Decorate the break room with encouraging quotes or pictures

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LOVE A TREE DAY

Plant a tree in your backyard or local park.

Take a group trip to the park. Clean up the area and plant a few trees if possible!

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Donate blood at a blood drive

Organize a blood drive at your co-op’s location

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NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY

Bike to work today.

Encourage employees to bike to work today.

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ARMED FORCES DAY

Say thank you to members of the armed forces today.

Write cards or send care packages to soldiers overseas.

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NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY

Sweeten up someone’s day with a homemade lemonade!

Offer free lemonade for customers or members today.

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Donate a teddy bear, or buy a new toy for a child in need

Collect new toys to donate to a local charity or shelter

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Make a “get well” card for someone in the hospital

Have everyone write a letter to children in the hospital

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Bring your neighbors’ garbage cans up for them after trash day

Hold a recycling drive

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Put a post-it note with a motivational quote in a public place

Place motivational posters around the office

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Take someone on a spontaneous adventure

If able, let your employees out a little bit early on a Friday afternoon

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Smile at someone… just because!

Smile around the co-op!

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Teach someone something new today

Offer advice to a coworker or member, which someone once offered to you

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MEMORIAL DAY

Take a moment to pause, reflect, and be grateful to those who gave their lives to protect you.

Offer a special Memorial Day sale this week.

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Share your table with someone at a busy food court or coffee shop

Sit with someone new at lunch

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Take time to give directions to someone who is lost

Help a new employee or member navigate around the co-op

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Offer a copy of an interesting book to a stranger

Organize an at-lunch book group

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Smile – it’s contagious and might turn someone else’s day around

Leave a kind note for a coworker or member

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Leave chocolates or an extra tip for your waiter/waitress

Collect canned goods to donate to a local soup kitchen

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Buy flowers for your neighbor

Buy a plant and sympathy card for a grieving coworker or member

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