10 Random Acts Of Kindness That Cost Less Than $10

kindness 3“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

These random acts may cost a few dollars, but the impacts are priceless.

  1. Put change in someone else’s parking meter.
  2. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line at the coffee shop.
  3. Buy a few extra groceries and drop them off at the nearest food bank.
  4. Pay the toll of the car behind you.
  5. Give a homeless person a large plastic storage bag containing a bottle of water, a couple of granola bars, tissues, a comb, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  6. Send a handwritten note and small memento to a friend, family member, neighbor or someone you haven’t spoken with in a while.  It’s sure to make their day.
  7. Offer your change when the person in front of you at the register is short of cash.
  8. Buy an inspirational book for a friend who needs encouragement.
  9. Buy a dozen daisies or sunflowers to give to the woman at your office or to strangers on the street.
  10. Surprise a friend, loved one or coworker with their favorite beverage or snack.

Have You Considered Volunteering in Naples Florida?kindness 4

Americans are ranked as the most generous in the world.  Not only did we give over 7 billion hours of our time volunteering with non-profit organizations in our communities in 2011, we also gave $298.42 billion to charity that year.

There are many opportunities for volunteering in the Naples area.  We are considered one of the richest areas in the country but there are still many less fortunate people who live in Collier County.  St Matthews House and the Salvation Army help people every day who are down on their luck and need food and shelter.  They are always looking for volunteers or donations of food and clothes.  The Abused Women’s Shelter runs a thrift shop on 2nd Avenue and is always grateful for donations of clothes or your time.

If you love children why not volunteer at the excellent schools in Collier County to read to children or help in the classroom?  Love to teach?  There are opportunities to volunteer to teach English to people who would love to learn the language of the country they live in.

Check out volunteercollier.org for information on how you can help people less fortunate than yourself during this month of Thanksgiving.

Remember, it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine and the opportunity to help people and promote kindness.

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