Random Acts of Kindness & Epic Acts of Service
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This is the #1 question that is asked of us.
How can we help?
Well, we would love to mobilize all of you to go ahead and make snack bags. This will be a great meal supplement for students and adults who need some help with food during these weeks. We have to support them through our community and grassroots channels.
We are currently assembling snack bags and distributing them to different sites around that city that are open. Please order off our Amazon wishlist for items that would be included in these bags:
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Many people are intimidated when we suggest that they organize a food drive. Adults and students prefer to order food items off our Amazon List or to drop off can goods. While this is greatly appreciated, we are encouraging you step out of your comfort zone and organize a food drive! Pick a pantry. In this case, we encourage you to pick the Byck Elementary Neighborhood Pantry! Arm yourself with information about why you picked this pantry. For example,it is local, located in the West-end of Louisville. The pantry serves students, their families, and other people in the neighborhood who struggle with food insecurity. Pick a date! When do you want to run this food drive? We would suggest you accept donations for no more than a week or two. Pick a week that is convenient for you. You could make it a project around your birthday or any other special day. Make a List A list makes it easier for people to contribute. Once you have gathered the items that you need, people can reference the list. See below for list Who? Who are you going to ask to donate? What large groups are you a part of? Listing…Read More
RAK Louisville is partnering with Shawnee Christian Health Center (http://shawneechristianhealthcare.org/) to help them set up a Food and Toiletries pantry in their facility. Food Items Needed Canned Meat (tune, Chicken, Sausage, SPAM) Canned vegetables (peas, corn, green beans) Cereal Boxes Spaghetti and Spaghetti sauce Canned fruit Oatmeal Instant Potatoes Snacks (granola bars, Crackers) Macaroni and Cheese Toiletries Needed Shampoo Body Wash Deodorant Baby Wipes Sanitary napkins & Tampons Shaving Cream You can drop off the items directly at Shawnee Christian Health Center (234 Amy Ave, Louisville, KY 40212) or you can drop it off at Eberle Orthodontics (13913 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40245)Read More
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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 student at duPont Manual High School and is always happy to hear from anyone in the community interested in RAK Louisville.
About 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!