“Random acts of kindness have the power to change someone’s day and even the course of their life”.
Hi. Meet Andrew
Andrew Dunn is the founder of a movement called RAK Louisville (Random Acts of Kindness Louisville). Andrew started this movement as a 5th grader in December 2012 and his goal is to flood the city of Louisville with random acts of kindness and epic acts of service. As the leader of this movement, he works hard to identify serving opportunities throughout the community that are suitable for students, promote RAK Louisville projects and continue to raise up RAK Louisville team leaders who can lead projects.
Andrew is a Sophomore at the University of Cincinnati and is always happy to hear from anyone in the community interested in RAK Louisville.
RAK Louisville (Random Acts of Kindness Louisville) is a movement to flood this city of Louisville with random acts of kindness and epic acts of service. We identify serving opportunities throughout the community that are suitable for students, promote RAK Louisville projects and continue to raise up RAK Louisville team leaders who can lead projects throughout our community. The Mayor of Louisville has proclaimed December 23rd as Random Acts of Kindness Louisville (RAK Louisville) Day. We work hard to encourage as many people and teams to participate on this day to bring awareness to RAKLouisville.
We launch monthly challenges that benefit different grassroots organizations that serve the homeless and needy in the Louisville area. We are committed to spreading the idea of kindness and service in schools through RAK Clubs. We want to continue to challenge students to use their passion to change our city and live their lives with purpose.
Don’t live in Louisville? You may have to start one in your community!
Random Acts of Kindness / Epic Acts of Service
Connect students to needs in the community
RAK Louisville has installed and maintains several outdoor food pantries. We invite the community to leave items for those in need. We are mentoring students to undertake a food drive to fill those pantries. Please sign up to adopt the pantry for a month.
We have pantries in the following locations:
Newburg Boys and Girls Club Sign Up
Minor's Lane Elementary Sign Up
Snack Bags are our most popular offering. We started making these at the start of the pandemic to help students who needed additional food items. Since then, we have also distributed this to areas hit by natural disasters. Snack bags remain the most requested item - these bags contain at least 5 items ranging from a main meal item to fruit snacks. We have distributed over 60,000 snack bags since March of 2020!
We provide 350 sack lunches weekly to The Forgotten Louisville street outreach team. Sign up in batches of 25. A sack lunch typically contains a sandwich or hot dog, chips or crackers, a fruit or fresh fruit. You can also include a cookie.