8 More Random Acts of Kindness
10/29/2010 07:55AM ● Published by Style
Donate extra coats or knit a scarf for those in need
As the winter months approach, there will be many homeless in need of warmth. Help them out with something from your closet or personalize the gift with your own homemade craft. Check out the News10 Coats for Kids Program for drop-off sites. Visit news10.net, or call 916-321-3362.
Donate a toy for a child
When buying a present for your child this year, pick up a second one and donate to a local toy drive, like the one offered by the North Roseville REC Center (northrosevillereccenter.org).
Make a New Year’s resolution to make a small monthly donation to a charity of your choice
Pay it back with a little gift that keeps on giving all year long. Consider local charities like Hands for Hope in El Dorado Hills (hands4hopeyouth.org).
Donate a bike
Granite Bay’s Cycles 4 Hope provides bicycles and bicycle parts to homeless adults and children so they can have better transportation to work, food or shelters. Visit them at cycles4hope.org.
Become a docent at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary
Share your love with animals by conducting tours about the inhabitants of this local zoo. Contact the Friends of the Folsom Zoo sanctuary at folsomzoofriends.org.
Spend a summer Friday picking up litter in your neighborhood
Make your block beautiful with a little TLC.
Support a local artist
Add a painting, sketch or piece of sculpture to your home and enjoy something created by a talented artist in your community. Check out Art on the Boulevard every Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Town Center (eldoradohillstowncenter.com) or The Blue Line Gallery in Roseville (rosevillearts.org).
Write a note to a teacher who inspired you
Remember an educator who helped you become who you are today? Tell them how much you appreciated their guidance with a short letter of thanks.