How will you pay it forward?

The first Friday of November each year is Random Act of Kindness Day. Since 2008, this special day has brought Canadian communities together by engaging citizens in small acts of kindness and generosity.

The message is simple: do something nice for someone and ask nothing in return, except that they do something nice for someone else. It doesn’t have to cost a cent. Holding open a door, sharing words of encouragement, saying hello to a neighbour – these are all the kinds of acts that citizens “pay forward” on this special day.

The Victoria Foundation has been leading this special day since 2015, including encouraging businesses and non-profits to take part, engaging school children in colouring ‘Smiley Face Cards’ for distribution to senior’s centres, and more.

The 2017 Random Act of Kindness Day takes place on Friday, November 3!

Materials are available for any organizations, businesses or individuals who want to get involved, including information packs, posters, cards and more. Email kwells@victoriafoundation.bc.ca if you would like more information. And for those who do get involved, please share your photos and messages of kindness on social media, tagging the Victoria Foundation and using #RAKdayYYJ.

2017 Blog Post

A special thank you to our Victoria Random Act of Kindness Day® community partners: