Simple Acts of Kindness for Mr. Blank Day

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A. H. Blank dedicated his life to giving back to the Des Moines community and Blank Children's Hospital. To help carry on his legacy, we ask you to #BeLikeMrBlank and participate in Simple Acts of Kindness during the month of July leading up to our online day of giving, Mr. Blank Day, on July 26. 

There are so many great ways you can make someone's entire day - use one of the examples below, or come up with your own! 

Be sure to snap a quick photo of your random act, post it to Facebook or Twitter and use #BeLikeMrBlank. We will be drawing from participants each week to win fun prizes from our awesome community partners, including tickets to the Iowa Cubs, passes to the Science Center of Iowa and more!
  1. Write a handwritten thank you note.
  2. Smile to everyone you meet today.
  3. Pick up trash.
  4. Introduce yourself to someone new.
  5. Shop local.
  6. Donate a gently loved item to a charity.
  7. Compliment a stranger.
  8. Write a positive comment on a blog or website.
  9. Bring a treat or share with your coworkers.
  10. Introduce yourself to a neighbor you've never met.
  11. Tell someone how they inspired you.
  12. Take a bag of groceries to the food pantry.
  13. Tell someone they are doing a great job.
  14. Have a conversation with an elderly person.
  15. Write a thank you note on a receipt for a great server.
  16. Touch base with a friend you haven't talked to in a while.
  17. Pass on a book you enjoyed.
  18. Lend your skills/services for free.  For example, help with a garden or mow a lawn. 
  19. Send anonymous flowers.
  20. Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.
  21. Weed or mow the lawn for a neighbor.
  22. Tell a manager how good your service was.
  23. Plant something.
  24. Make/send a get well card for someone.
  25. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher.
  26. Collect books for the library.
  27. Let someone go ahead of you in line.
  28. Set up a lemonade stand and donate the profits.
  29. Buy coffee for a stranger.
  30. Hold the door for someone.
  31. Leave flowers on someone's doorstep anonymously.
  32. Tape money to the vending machine.
  33. Leave chocolate on the desk of a co-worker.
  34. Put your phone away and be present.