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Our Mission

Random Acts of Kindness & Epic Acts of Service

RAK Louisville has been granted Tax Exempt status by the IRS under section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170.

Thanks for donating to RAK Louisville and trusting us with your giving.

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.

Snack Bags!

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Our Wishes

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:

Our Latest RAKs

2019 Snow Day Challenge: Burritos from Burrito Riders

By Andrew | January 31, 2019

It was an unexpected 2 Snow Days in the Louisville area. We took the opportunity to issue a Snow Day challenge to make a batch of breakfast burritos for the Burrito Riders. We made it a challenge and offered a Chipotle gift card to the first 5 burrito makers.This challenge has been highly successful.   The winners of our 5 Chipotle Gift cards are Mimi from Sacred Heart Academy, 8th grader Matthew from Our Lady of Lourdes, Molly Wilson from Male High School, Landry (CEC) and Bowen. Shoutout to the Colemans and their Barret friends who also spent their afternoon making burritos. Thank You!!!! Your generosity is much appreciated by the Burrito Riders of Louisville.

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Stocking the Byck Elementary food pantry

By Andrew | November 20, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ next_background_color=”#000000″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”monthly challenge Text- desktop” _builder_version=”3.7″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid”] BYCK ELEMENTARY IS STARTING A NEIGHBORHOOD PANTRY MANAGED BY THE FRYSC (FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER) AS A SERVICE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. RAK LOUISVILLE IS PARTNERING WITH THEM TO STOCK THE PANTRY WITH ESSENTIALS. FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED. Items that are needed to get started: Canned meat (tuna, chicken, sausage, spam, chili) Canned vegetables (green beans, corn, greens, peas, sweet potatoes) Cereal (box/bag) Pasta Rice Canned fruit Crackers Oatmeal Flour/Corn Meal Dried Potatoes Snacks (fruit bars, fruit, granola bars, animal crackers, etc) Drop off Instructions: Message us for pick up: raklouisville@gmail.com You can also mail directly to: Byck Elementary (Attention: Jasmine Bridges) 2328 Cedar St. Louisville, KY 40212 Drop off location: Eberle Orthodontics 13913 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40245 [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image admin_label=”desktop text kindness image” src=”https://raklouisville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ef6c0fa7-c8d8-48e1-8a49-3504b1a526cb.jpg” align=”center” disabled_on=”on||” _builder_version=”3.7″ use_border_color=”off” /][et_pb_image admin_label=”desktop text kindness image” src=”https://raklouisville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/7fca041d-6793-4b21-829e-dffaeb908430.jpg” align=”center” disabled_on=”on||” _builder_version=”3.7″ use_border_color=”off” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ custom_padding_last_edited=”on|desktop” disabled_on=”off|off|off” _builder_version=”3.7″ background_color=”#000000″ custom_padding_tablet=”50px|0|50px|0″ prev_background_color=”#ffffff”][et_pb_row padding_mobile=”off” column_padding_mobile=”on” disabled_on=”||on” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”mobile Image – text kindness to” src=”https://raklouisville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/99aa8818-f434-407f-a28f-181109b4b8a8.jpg” align=”center” disabled_on=”off|on|on” _builder_version=”3.7″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1px” border_style=”solid” animation=”off” sticky=”off” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”mobile – monthly challenge txt” disabled_on=”|on|on” _builder_version=”3.7″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid”] This month’s challenge: Stocking the Byck…

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Grand Opening of Louisville’s first women only day shelter

By Andrew | August 14, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.7″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.7″] Last Friday, Uniting Partners (UP) for Women and Children had their grand opening as the first women’s only day shelter in Louisville. UP Louisville is located in the basement of the Diocesan house, adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral on 2nd Street. The Mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, officiated the ribbon-cutting and he also took a few minutes to talk about the city’s efforts in reducing homelessness in Louisville. “We know it is really challenging and sometimes it’s complicated. We know people are looking into it from the outside telling us how we should do it and how easy it can be. We are going to keep working at it. When we have a challenge, we lean in as a city and work together”, the Mayor added as he addressed guests.  The Founders of Up Louisville, Andrea Scott and Amy Schutz also spoke to guests about why they started this organization. Scott talked about the 7,000 people who are homeless in Louisville, and cited that a third of those are women. The city currently does not have enough services to meet the needs of this population. Their mission…

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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!

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Contact Information

Andrew Dunn, raklouisville@gmail.com

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