Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community.
This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance of being kind to one another and grow to be a better friend in their community. By participating in RAK, we can all create a friendlier environment on campus. RAK week is a great way for students to get involved and participate in fun, heartwarming activities. After leaving these events, students will hopefully feel refreshed and an overall improved person and friend.
Wilmington College’s Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) is the group responsible for assembling this gracious opportunity for WC’s students. The publicity chair is held by Kelly Johnson who said, “RAK week is an opportunity for students on campus to do incredibly small acts of kindness that really go a long way.” Johnson also says her favorite event is Clothespin Day where students write a compliment on clothespins and then go and clip them on each other to spread compliments on campus.
The random acts of kindness that SLEB sponsored on campus included:
Monday- Both SLEB and Kappa Delta offered fresh coffee from 7:45 am to 11:30 am to start off the week for students.
Tuesday- Students made Valentine’s Day cards for the residents at Clinton Memorial Hospital; the cards were dropped off on Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday- Students attached clothespins with positive messages on them to their friends or even a stranger’s shirt to brighten their day.
Thursday- Students were given envelopes of random acts of kindness to complete throughout the day.
Friday- Students wrote heartfelt letters to people who have positively impacted their life.