6 random acts of kindness to brighten up San Diego’s community

Put a smile on your neighbor’s face with these random acts of kindness.

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We challenge you to perform a random act of kindness before the sun sets.

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February is the season of love, but we’re adding kindness to the mix. February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, but these acts can be performed any time of year.

From simple gestures to volunteering your time, here are six random acts of kindness you can take part in to make a neighbor’s day or brighten up the community.

Bring treats to work

Next time you’re on the way to work, grab some coffee or pastries for your coworkers. Pro tip: Donuts from Nomad Donuts and brews from HOB Coffee are a perfect pairing.

Let your old books start a new chapter. Donate them — along with media like CDs and DVDs — to the Friends of San Diego Library. Donations will be resold at the library’s bookstore and 100% of proceeds go to the San Diego Public Library.

Show local businesses some love

It’s no secret that we love our local businesses. Next time you stop by your go-to spots, tip generously or write a positive review.

Plant native species

Add some green to your community by planting native species. Use the National Wildlife Federation’s Native Plant Finder to start your search.

San Diego Humane Society Dogs

These two found homes thanks to the San Diego Humane Society.

Help our furry friends

Consider fostering or adopting a furry friend in need of a home, or volunteer at one of the San Diego Humane Society’s local shelters. You can also donate monetarily or drop off blankets, toys, food, and supplies.

DYK? Adoption fees are waived through Sunday, Feb. 19, when you take home an adult dog (ages 7+ months).

Volunteer with local organizations

Check out our growing list of organizations with local volunteer opportunities.

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