This nine-year-old Canadian girl started her own baking business and continues to donate half her profits to a local hospice that serves the elderly. Grand total so far? Over $8000.
The effervescent Kid President ran a successful campaign to collect socks for the homeless last month by rallying the citizens of the internet. Equally awesome — this video of all the people who participated!
Big generosity can be sparked by the need for disaster relief. This video profiles teachers affected by Hurricane Sandy who successfully rebuilt their classrooms with support from the organization Donors Choose.
Thought it’s actually a mobile carrier commercial from Thailand, this video went viral in September — with 14 million views, it’s clear people were really moved by this simple story of kindness repaid, 30 years later.
This type of kindness costs absolutely nothing and takes only a few moments, but can change someone’s day for the better. Give a compliment to someone you love! Thanks for the idea, SoulPancake.
The nonprofit program City Year combats the dropout crisis by recruiting 17- to 24-year-old volunteers to mentor upper elementary and middle school students for the full ten months of the school year.
Ethan and Emily are two best friends who started giving back early — while still in preschool, they raised over $5000 for a local food bank. Priceless quote: “It feeled great!”
Whether you’re a fast food junkie or a health nut, you won’t be able to help smiling at these young guys who start a generosity chain reaction by paying for the car behind them at the drive-through window.
This news report on a Michigan football team’s perfectly planned act of kindness for their teammate is a beautiful example of how generosity can affect the giver as well as the recipient.