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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

Packing Sack Meals for The Forgotten Louisville

By Andrew | July 18, 2018

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Intro Text” _builder_version=”3.7″]By: Audrey (and Ella) Smith We heard that RAK Louisville was working with the Forgotten Louisville to help feed the homeless community. Every Wednesday, they need 50  sack meals, and they ask for two people or groups to sign up to each take 25 sack meals. We decided that our family would sponsor this, and my sister and I did some chores to earn money to buy the items. We were glad to be able to give our time to help feed the hungry. If you are thinking about signing up, it might seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s simple when you break it down or divide it among your friends. We have our plans written below if you have questions. We also took some pictures, but we were so busy making sandwiches and building the sacks that we forgot to take pictures during the process.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Planning Text” _builder_version=”3.7″]Planning Before we planned, my mom called Maria with Forgotten Louisville to see where we would drop off the meals and if they were looking for anything specific this week.…

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RAK Summer Challenge

By Andrew | June 22, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″] UP for Women and Children is a Day Center that will be opening to provide a safe space for homeless women and children to go during the day to access showers, laundry, case managers and social services. Homeless women have very unique needs that are not currently being served in Louisville. There is no day center for only women, that offers comprehensive access to hygiene and social services. UP will be opening their doors later this year and RAK Louisville has partnered with them to stock them with some basic supplies. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.7″ custom_margin=”0px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″] Andrew took time to talk with the founders of UP for Women and Children. Watch the interview below to learn about UP Louisville. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video _builder_version=”3.7″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N7wO7yF3K8″ /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″] We are collecting the following supplies:               [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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March and April RAK Louisville Challenge

By Andrew | March 15, 2018

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We are making Kindergarten Sight Words Flash cards for Byck Elementary’s summer Kindergarten camp. We need 65 sets of these care and we hope that you will make a set for us. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Instructions: List of supplies: Hole puncher 1” Book rings Blank Index cards thick marker         [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Here is the list of words: A few notes: We found it easiest to hole punch cards first to make sure everything is aligned correctly.  Then write the words on card, add title card and blank back card. These cards will be sent home with the incoming Kindergarten students during summer school this June to help prepare them for the upcoming  school year. Deadline: We want to have all cards ready by April 30th. You can send the card directly to Byck Elementary (c/o FRYSC) Or Drop off at Eberle Orthodontics or even message us to pick the cards up. raklouisville@gmail.com [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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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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