No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
While responding to customers’ HVAC needs, we’re always looking for ways to help our community, whether they are clients or not. These random acts of kindness add an important dimension to our identity as Service Champions.
In addition to providing above-and-beyond customer service, Service Champions encourages everyone to commit to a philosophy of “Random Acts of Kindness.”
From returning lost dogs and assembling furniture to jumpstarting cars and replacing lightbulbs, all of our technicians are known for their kind acts. They’re not always time-consuming or extravagant, but it doesn’t have to be complicated to put a smile on someone’s face.
No matter who you are, you can be the agent of change you want to see in the world. Remember, a simple smile or note of encouragement can make all the difference!
Service Champions + KKIQ Shares Random Acts of Kindness
In the spirit of love and community, Service Champions is partnering with KKIQ (101.7 FM), Your Hometown Station, to share stories of Random Acts of Kindness in the local area.
We hope that by sharing uplifting stories of people helping people, it will inspire others to take the initiative as well. We’ve all been beneficiaries of kind acts. Let’s pay it forward!
25 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas
A random act of kindness isn’t random in the sense that it comes from nowhere. Random acts of kindness are intentional expressions of love. It’s “random” because rather than reciprocating a kind act, you are doing something nice for someone else with no expectation in return.
This can be anything from words of affirmation and quality time to physical gifts and acts of service.
Intentional acts of kindness are a way of demonstrating your vision of the future. Showing love to ourselves, our family, our community, and our world not only encourages others to do the same, it’s also a lot of fun and makes you happier!
If you’re not quite sure where to start, here are some little things you can do to make others and yourself feel better:
- Buy flowers or collect wildflowers for someone.
- Leave loving messages on sticky notes—in notebooks, library books, on bathroom mirrors, etc. Don’t write passive aggressive notes—nobody likes those.
- Send unexpected “I love you” or “just thinking of you” text messages.
- Send a handwritten letter to someone.
- Call your kids, parents, and grandparents. Construct your family tree.
- Treat someone to a meal, turn off your phone, and engage in conversation.
- Take your family on an unexpected daytrip.
- Play a game with friends and/or family.
- Dance like there’s no one watching. Laugh for no reason.
- Help your local school system by donating school supplies and volunteering your time.
- Donate clothes, books, and other items to a local charity.
- Donate to a food drive/pantry.
- Offer to tutor, babysit, or housesit for free.
- Treat a coworker you don’t know very well to a coffee or lunch.
- Surprise someone on their birthday with a phone call, balloons, cake, a card, or gift.
- Leave a big tip for a deserving worker.
- Leave a treat for your mail carrier, even if it’s just a holiday card or thank you note.
- Thank your fire fighters, police officers, teachers, and other civil servants with words, coffees, baked treats, and other goodies.
- Pick up any litter you see.
- Visit a nursing home or assisted living facility. You can sing, read, dance, bring flowers, or simply have a conversation.
- Pay for the drive-through order of a stranger behind you. You can also do this for tolls and paid parking lots.
- Visit your neighbor with some baked goods.
- Carry ziplock care packages for the homeless in your vehicle and hand them out to the homeless. Creating the packages can be a great family activity. Here are some useful items to include: socks, Band-Aids, deodorant, chewable multivitamins, lip balm, sunscreen, tissues, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and wet wipes.
- Offer your skills or knowledge for free to someone in need. Consisder working with an underprivileged group or individual.
- Read a book to someone. If you don’t have anyone to read to, contact your local library and assisted living facilities—they are always looking for volunteers!
Learn about Adult and Student volunteer opportunities in Pleasanton, California. No matter what city you live in, you can easily find volunteer opportunities by googling “[Your City] + volunteer opportunities.” We believe that by taking care of those around us, we will always be taken care of.
What random acts of kindness will you try? Can you think of any to add to the list?
Have you witnessed a kind act recently? We want to hear all about it!
Email the wonderful staff at KKIQ at firstname.lastname@example.org and tune in to 101.7 FM to hear your story on the air.
We will also be updating this page with random acts of kindness from the Pleasanton, CA area as we receive them.