Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness 2012

So I shared the other day that I was planning a BIG RAOK for my upcoming birthday 
and wondered if you all would be willing to donate towards it- 
because it's going to be a little costly.  
And you guys......... YOU ROCK!
{Seriously you do!}

I had so many sweet comments and emails saying you'd love to 
donate that it almost made me cry! 
What kind and sweet hearts you all have!

So as I promised, here is my idea and a way for you to donate if you feel led to do so! 
This year instead of just performing 42 Random Acts of Kindness, 
I'm having a Random Acts of Kindness Birthday party! 
I'm inviting all my friends and family to join me on a Sunday afternoon and 
together we are going to do as many RAOK as we can!  
Instead of gifts, I'm asking my friends to bring items to help us with the RAOK 
{like quarters for the candy machines, laundry detergent for the laundromat, etc.}

In addition {and this is where the need for some $ comes in} I have rented a mobile snow cone truck for the afternoon and we are going to travel around and hand out snow cones to kids in some of the poorer neighborhoods in our town. 
 If time {and money} allows, we will also go hand them out at some fire and police stations and even any construction sites we can find workers at. 
Won't that be so much fun? 

The owner of the snow cone truck has been so kind and has given me a 
break on the price of truck rental and the price per snow cone. 
In addition to the truck rental cost which I am covering myself, each cone will cost $1.50. 
So, the more money I raise, the more kids will get snow cones! 

I've created three kindness printables. 
Below them is a PayPal Donate button for you to donate if you feel led to do so. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping!
Each and every single one of you is a huge blessing to me!



  1. I wish I was there to drive the snow cone truck! hehe It would be even MORE fun than the golf cart!

    1. Ha ha ha ha........AND we know how to start it without calling someone!

      Oh how I wish you could be here! I'll just have to FaceTime you so you'll feel like you are!

    2. Well.... one would HOPE we knew how to start it! Maybe there is something special about snow cone trucks?? It's not like I've ever driven one! But, seriously - as if the snow cone guy would let YOU and ME take off in his truck?!?! Bwaaahaaahaaa :)

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    1. Thanks Shan! Expect to get your invitation soon!

  3. I absolutely love that you do this. So much so, that I'm considering doing my own RAOK day for my 30th birthday instead of gifts. I just think it brings way more joy than a present ever could! I donated to your day! I know the smiling faces that you will be seeing will enjoy it more than ever! Thanks for being so wonderful!


  4. Love all your printables and the birthday idea is amazing. Not sure exactly what a Snow cone is (I'm British) but I can picture the children's faces when you start giving them away. Have donated some pennies. Please post some pictures.

    1. Thank you Twiz! A snow cone is an cup full of ice that has a sweet syrup poured over it- kind of like an ice cream treat! Thank you so much for donating to my day. I promise I will post pictures!

  5. What a great birthday idea! I think this will be a new birthday tradition in our family. I so wish I could come along that day. I'm good at making snow cones (and eating them too!) Please post pictures!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

    1. Thank you Erika- I will definitely post pics! Can NOT wait!

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Kim! You should join us! :)

  7. Sent a few snow cones your way. :-)

  8. Shannon I too sent a few dollars to the cause and want to thank you. What a sweet sweet birthdy tradition! I have a "big" number in mine this year and you have inspired me to do my own RAOK. Best wishes and a very very blessed birthday to you!

  9. You don't know me, I'm just a random reader of your blog. But my 46th bday is coming up and I was having a rough time with it. Saw your idea and decided to do it for myself. I launched my first blog 5 days ago and it has gone VIRAL. I hit 1000 page views today. People are absolutely going bonkers over my posts and the whole idea and I'm getting FB msgs and emails from people telling me the things they are doing because I inspired them.

    Which the point is, you inspired me. So look what you've done!!

    If you want to check it out, my blog is www.JustinaRandomActs.blogspot.com

    Thanks again for the inspiration and Happy Birthday! Mine is March 17.

    1. That is so awesome Justina! Thank you for sharing with me and good luck on your RAOK! Happy early birthday!