17 Acts of Kindness
January 30, 2019
Palm Beach County has put together “17 Acts of Kindness” in order to commemorate the one year anniversary of the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These 17 days are meant to honor the 17 students who lost their lives in the school shooting that occurred on last year’s Valentines Day. This event starts on January 29 and will lead up to February 14, which is the day of the anniversary.
The following are the suggested acts of kindness that are posted on the Palm Beach County’s website:
Send a card or tag Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (@PrincipalMSD) in order to send support. We are all connected.
Thank a Palm Beach County police officer for their service, preferably a school police officer.
You can tag them @SchoolPolicePBC. Boca Raton @BocaPolice, Boynton Beach @BBPD, Delray Beach @DelrayBeachPD, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) @FHPPalmBeach, Juno Beach @JunoBeachPDFdn, Jupiter @TownofJupiter, Lantana @TownOfLantana, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (Acreage/Lox, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm, Wellington) @PBCountySheriff, Palm Beach @PalmBeachPolice, Palm Beach Gardens @PBGPD, Palm Beach Shores @PalmBeachShores, Palm Springs @Palm_Springs_FL, Riviera Beach @RivieraBeachPD, Tequesta @TequestaPolice, Town of Lake Clarke Shores @TownofLCS, West Palm Beach @WestPalmPD.
Send a Valentine card to those who may not always receive one, a perfect place to send would be a nursing home.
Send an anonymous uplifting letter to a classmate or friend, make somebody smile.
Paint an uplifting message onto a rock and leave it somewhere. You never know, it could make somebody’s day.
Make a change in the world, collect school supplies and donate them to your school or local library. Others may be in need of these, lets make a difference.
Write a thank you card to a school worker that may not always receive the appreciation they deserve. For example, bus drivers, janitors, and secretaries. Everybody wants to know that they are appreciated by others.
Contribute to your community by keeping it clean. Organizing a school cleanup is always a good idea. Be litter free!
Connect with somebody new, eat lunch with somebody that you do not know.
We are #StrongerTogether. Help somebody with a task or chore they may have.
Give a compliment to 10 people or more. You do not have to personally know them, a stranger’s compliment goes a long way.
Write a letter to somebody that has made an impact in your life. Sometimes, somebody just wants to hear about the change they are making.
Volunteer at a place of service, for example, a food bank and/or a church. Help out those in need.
Post pictures with captions describing what you love about your school and community. Tag the school district @PBCSD #StrongerTogether.
Write a letter to those who fight for our country. You can write letters through Operation Gratitude or Soldiers’ Angels.
Show empathy and understanding for others by volunteering in a special needs classroom. Remember to have patience for others.
Reach out to somebody who you have not kept in contact with. Let them know that you are still thinking of them.
After these 17 days, do not stop here. Keep spreading kindness, our world needs it.