Tomorrow is Random Act of Kindness Day in Grande Prairie and other communities across Canada, when residents are asked to do just a little bit extra for someone else. Community Foundation CEO Tracy Vavrek says it doesn’t have to be much.
“That little bit extra may be helping somebody move into a lane in front of them or helping to open a door for someone. It’s all about just doing that little bit more so we can say our community is absolutely the best community it is.”
Another option is to donate healthy snacks and new or gently used books for preschool to grade 3 students at six local public schools with families in need. Vavrek says what they’re looking for is based off of this year’s Vital Signs Report.
“Some of the areas that we recognized were identified in the report that we still have individuals that are living in poverty and we also have areas in our community where our literacy rates are maybe a little bit lower and children aren’t developing as quickly.”
The City of Grande Prairie has donated a transit bus that will be used to collect them from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Centre 2000. Grande Prairie Neighbourhood Associations are also collecting donations of toiletries, gift cards and food at City on 99th and the Coke Centre.
Residents are encouraged to share their random acts of kindness on social media, tagging the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta on Facebook and using the hashtag #CFNWAB on Twitter.