Starting off – I was RAK-ed before I could even do anything

So, my mom and I were shopping for mechanical pencils in Walmart. I wanted to tell my friends about the RAK Louisville project and then give them a mechanical pencil to kick it off in my class.

This man (who was shopping for folders in the same aisle), comes up to us and hands me $5 – and tells me, “I really like that idea. Here is some money to help pay for the pencils”. And then he walks away. I was really shocked. He must have overheard me talking to my mom or Dad. I told him Thank You so many times! Wow.



  1. Mrs. Burns on November 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for bringing this concept into our classroom! I love the idea and I know that RAK will make a difference not only in our learning community, but in the local community as well. I am so proud of your leadership and courage to share your passion for positive change!
    Mrs. Burns

    • Andrew on November 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

      Thank you for letting me share this idea in class!

  2. Melanie Smith on November 25, 2013 at 5:20 pm


    You have such a big heart. What a great idea! I can’t wait to see how this transpires and how the Smiths can create our own RAK.

    • Andrew on November 28, 2013 at 3:04 am

      Thank you for reading my blog. I am sure the Smiths will have a good time with RAK. Please take photos I can post on my blog.

  3. Tara on November 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Awesome!! So proud of you for turning your thought into action!! Can’t wait to hear the rest of your adventures.

  4. Peng on November 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Congratulations Andrew! This is going to be a great month for you and your friends along with the local community.
    I’ll be keeping a watch on your blog to see you you guys get up to.
    Would love for Leia to do this too.
    Love to all of you from Malaysia.

    • Andrew on November 28, 2013 at 3:05 am

      Aunty Peng,
      Please share stories to us from KL.

  5. Jacqueline Ambrose on November 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Great idea Andrew! I am so proud of you! How about we take this global and start a RAKsetapak in KL?! I would love to do this in our neighbourhood and I can already picture a few things we can do to kick this off! Would love to hear your ideas on how we can make this work.

  6. ANDREW on November 26, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Some of the ideas are:
    – making it a point to hold the door,
    – leaving a gift basket on the front step of someone’s house
    – buying the next person behind you their breakfast at s place like a starbucks.

    So those are some ideas that I have. Maybe you can use Facebook to get your friends to also do some acts of kindness.

    For Kindness ,
    Andrew Dunn

  7. Emma C. on November 27, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Dear Andrew,
    Thank you so much for the pencils. That was a random act of kindness. I hopeyou are having a good Tanksgiving break. Thank you so much for telling are class (Mrs.Burns). It as very interesting good luck! Good Job. Thanks or the examples. i will keep watching your blog.

    Emma C.

    • skylar l. on November 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      yes, I agree with emma. thank you for the pencils!
      good luck!

    • Andrew on November 28, 2013 at 3:05 am

      You are welcome for the pencils.

  8. skylar l. on November 28, 2013 at 12:57 am

    hey Andrew,

    Today, Sena and I rak-ed someone. We filled a box with stuff we did want, but the kid who lives in that house would. The kid was 2-3 years old. We put a pink scarf, a couple books, and a lot of squinkies in the box. We put the box outside of their house, and ran away. We put a note on it that said, “you’ve been rak-ed! Random Acts of Kindness. Merry Christmas!”

    yours truly,
    Skylar;) 🙂

  9. Andrew on November 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Hey Skylar,
    Thank you for checking the blog again. I cannot believe that you guys have already RAK-ed someone. That is really AWESOME. Do you have a photo of the box? I would love to put it up on the blog. That is a really cool idea. My mom said that you guys are Fantastic to do this.

    thanks again.


    Andrew Dunn

  10. Skylar l. on November 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Hey Andrew. I do have a picture of the box but I will need your email.

    • Andrew on November 30, 2013 at 3:55 am

      I emailed you. Just hit reply and send me the photos. Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Skylar l on December 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Yours truly,

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