Working Knowledge International is fully committed to making our community a better place, and our activities extend beyond the professional Occupational Health Services that we offer.
Outside of our regular business activities, we actively participate in contributing to the betterment of society, through “random acts of kindness” – just to make you smile. These acts can be as simple as gifting roses to passersby or handing out sweets at traffic lights. These are some of the things that Working Knowledge has done to brighten a stranger’s day, and we hope to become even more involved in the future.
We were inspired to begin these activities after learning about the Random Acts organisation. Working with volunteers around the world, Random Acts encourages people from all walks of life to perform their own “random acts of kindness” whenever and wherever possible.
For example, after the 2010 earthquake ravaged Haiti, Random Acts poured their time and energy into rebuilding the lives and communities of those affected. They frequently raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to create sustainable projects to improve the lives of those who are in need or who are less fortunate than themselves. In short, the Random Acts organisation gives people hope for a better future.
We at Working Knowledge International, Occupational Health Services, are paying it forward, and we encourage everyone to do the same. A very simple gesture from you could make someone else’s day much brighter, and in turn inspire them to do the same for someone else. This gesture could be as small as paying for a stranger’s coffee, or baking your colleague a cake.
To find out how you can get involved, and have a positive impact on your community, visit www.therandomact.org.
Ideas To Get Involved With Random Acts of Kindness
- Become a blood and organ donor.
- Donate your hair to make wigs for people with cancer.
- Cook a healthy meal for a person that is ill.
- Plant a tree in your community.
- Volunteer for an hour a week at a local charity.
- Smile at strangers.
- Donate your old toys and clothes to children in need.
- Offer to tutor a child for free.
- Pack an extra sandwich in your lunch box to give to someone without lunch.
- Adopt a pet from an animal shelter.
- Tip your petrol attendant.
- Pay for someone’s car wash.
- Put all your small change into a piggy bank and donate it.
Remember -“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop