Skip to Main Content

Start Of Main Content

30 acts of good: try this kindness challenge

Make a difference in the world, one day at a time, with this 30-day kindness challenge.

Woman bringing coffee to coworkers as an act of kindness

How many acts of good do you do in one day? How about a week? Over a whole month? What if you could do one act of kindness, every day, all month long?

At State Farm®, all employees and agents are encouraged to record 100 acts of good before the company’s 100th anniversary in 2022. No act of good — your time, talents or monetary contributions — to help others and your communities is too small. Take the 30-day kindness challenge, too, and see what a difference you can make in one month.

Need some random acts of kindness ideas? Use this list as inspiration. Or download the 30-day calendar.

  1. Leave snacks for delivery people — granola bars and water, for example.
  2. Donate used shipping materials (and save them from the landfill): Some stores accept packaging peanuts, air pillows and bubble wrap.
  3. Donate time to volunteer at a classroom party.
  4. Send a college kid (doesn’t even have to be yours) a campus store gift certificate for supplies.
  5. Buy a stash of coffee gift cards and hand them out to emergency responders.
  6. Fix a meal for a family that needs extra help.
  7. Buy something local to support a business.
  8. Leave anonymous flowers for someone who has experienced loss this year.
  9. Drop off snacks for a local school’s food pantry.
  10. Donate time to help a teacher with copying or laminating.
  11. Leave an envelope of quarters at a laundromat for customers in need of change.
  12. Greet the school bus driver with a to-go mug of hot chocolate.
  13. Donate new children's books to a classroom in a school in your city.
  14. Hold doors open for people all day long.
  15. Send a handwritten note to a relative or friend, even if they’re in town.
  16. Stash small plastic baggies with spare change and energy bars to give out to people in need.
  17. Pick up seven extra pieces of trash, one for every day of the week.
  18. Let a parent and his or her kids go ahead of you in line at the grocery store.
  19. If you're traveling, tip a housekeeper. In one study, 97 percent of travelers said they tipped servers but almost one-third did not tip hotel cleaning staff.
  20. Feed someone’s parking meter.
  21. Do a flash donation drive for your local animal shelter: Ask friends and family on social media to drop donations at your home for a week, then drop them off when it’s over.
  22. Donate unused books to a local library or place in a neighborhood little library.
  23. Offer to babysit someone’s children for a night out for free.
  24. Pay someone’s fine at the library.
  25. Sign up to serve a meal at a shelter.
  26. Pay it forward in a toll booth or drive-through coffee line.
  27. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
  28. Deliver lunch to the staff at your local hospital’s emergency room.
  29. Donate good but unused professional clothes to a career closet.
  30. Leave random positive sticky notes for co-workers, family members or neighbors.

State Farm (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates) is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites hyperlinked from this page. State Farm has no discretion to alter, update, or control the content on the hyperlinked, third party site. Access to third party sites is at the user's own risk, is being provided for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any of the products which may be referenced on such third party sites.


Select a product to start a quote.




844-373-0003

Also Important

Here are some additional articles that may also be important to you.  So you should check them out.

Creative Ways to Fit In Volunteer Opportunities

Creative Ways to Fit In Volunteer Opportunities

Discover how to work volunteering into an already-busy schedule.

How To Know What Is Useful To Donate

How To Know What Is Useful To Donate

Learn how to give what will really get used to the charities of your choice.

Related Articles

Here are some additional articles that may interest you.

How to Volunteer and Love It

How to Volunteer and Love It

Find the right fit to help your community and feed your passion.

Who Are Considered First Responders

Who Are Considered First Responders

Support first responders — police, firefighters and emergency pros — with six ideas to build community.

Change a Life: Why Mentor Reading Works

Change a Life: Why Mentor Reading Works

Become a reading mentor and you can help boost literacy, one child at a time.