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Random Acts of Kindness
Barb Suciu
City Clerk

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 569-3300
Fx: (763) 569-3494

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Since 1997 the City of Brooklyn Center has celebrated Random Acts of Kindness. During October the City Council recognizes all Brooklyn Center residents and groups who have performed Random Acts of Kindness that help to make our community a wonderful place to live and work.

What Is A Random Act of Kindness?
A Random Act of Kindness is a selfless act performed by an individual, organization, or group towards someone or something. A kind act is "random" when it is spontaneous and unexpected – done simply out of the will to extend goodness without expecting anything in return. Most people try to fulfill obligations in life like doing their fair share of chores and supporting and comforting their families and friends - but these deeds are expected of us. When we make the extra effort of being kind when we aren't expected or required to and surprise someone, including ourselves – this is a Random Act of Kindness, a good deed that is truly the embodiment of compassion and caring.

Nominations - Deadline for 2020 is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020
Anyone may nominate someone who has performed an act of kindness in the past year. You may send a card or letter or download the City's nomination form or complete the online nomination form. You may submit up to four (4) nominations.

Recognition Ceremony
All Random Acts of Kindness nominees are recognized by the City Council during an October regularly scheduled televised Council meeting and are presented a certificate.

We look forward to hearing from you. Join us in celebrating kindness in our community!

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Examples of Random Acts of Kindness

Examples of Random Acts of Kindness
  • Walk a neighbor's dog
  • Donate your time to perform lawn services for the elderly or disabled
  • Collect soda can tabs for recycling and give the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald house
  • Feed a stranger’s expired parking meter
  • Donate to a food shelf or clothing shelter
  • Photograph someone being kind to another
  • Read to a child
  • Donate books to a daycare or school
  • Tutor a student
  • Be a Safety Patrol and help kids get to and from school safely
  • Pick up litter (Adopt-A-Street or Park)
  • Collect mittens or socks and give to those in need
  • Care for the sick
  • Volunteer in the community (schools, hospitals, churches, etc.)
  • Plant a tree
  • Visit someone in the hospital
  • Bake a hot dish for someone who just returned from the hospital
  • Pick up the mail for a senior citizen on your block each day
  • Adopt a homeless pet at the Animal Humane Society
  • Donate time at a senior center
  • Clean graffiti from neighborhood walls and buildings
  • Transport someone who can’t drive