Random Act of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness Day is the name of an unofficial holiday increasingly celebrated around the world, in order to encourage acts of kindness. The original founders of a national Random Acts of Kindness Day are Megan Singleton, Josh de Jong and Marshall Gray from New Zealand. In New Zealand, RAK day began at a national level in 2005, where it is not a holiday, rather a national day where the entire country is challenged to do something kind for a friend or stranger for no reason at all. Since then, countries around the world have begun to acknowledge this very important movement. On Friday, November 6, communities throughout Canada celebrated RAK Day. At Rotherglen, we decided to bring kindness to our seniors’ residences throughout the Halton Region. Students from each class prepared a beautiful log in preparation for the Holiday Season. Along with these decorations, students wrote a collection of poems, stories and letters to send along with the decorative logs. Our hope is that each holiday season when our decorations are brought out they will fill the hearts of this very special community.