#26Acts of Kindness

Posted on January 02, 2013 by Rachel Herskovitz | 0 comments
My Dad wrote me an email asking me to tweet for him. He told me that he had purchased a turkey for my family to eat on Christmas Eve (Chinese food is only a tradition on Christmas Day), but instead was going to a church to donate the turkey and clothing for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Of course my Dad would do this - he lives and breathes good deeds. But, I wondered why he wanted me to tweet about this for him. 

I thought about this movement of paying it forward and that I do believe people are truly and inherently good. We know we can't change what happened, but we can put something great back into the world with small acts of kindness. Paying for the person in front of us, donating gently used clothing, writing a nice note - these are all positive pieces of energy.

In light of this blog's 2013 theme of doing something new- I want to spend January giving back. I have a few ideas:
     - NYC Cares coat donations (for homeless in and around NYC)
     - Cycle for Survival donations (for Memorial Sloan-Kettering and rare forms of cancer)
     - Taproot Foundation volunteering (Pro Bono Services)

What else would you suggest I do? What other causes should I look at? Leave your suggestions here and I will use them for my #26Acts.
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