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®, we believe doing good is contagious, there are Good Neighbors all around, even though it's sometimes hard to see. People who, each and every day, make the world a better place, one Act of Good at a time. That's why we started 100 for Good™. Big or small, every Act of Good makes a difference.

Join the community of Good Neighbors. Download the 100 for Good app today (available on IOS and Android App stores) to start tracking your Acts of Good. Together, we can do so much good, and inspire others to join the movement of making this world a better place, one Act of Good at a time. 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. Most people know to tip their server when dining at a restaurant. But not everyone is aware that tipping in a hotel is a standard practice.
  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.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.
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