Woodgrove Debuts Random Acts of Kindness Initiative


Photo by Hannah Schneeberg

The Random Acts of Kindness initiative encourages Woodgrove students to spread holiday cheer by doing good deeds around the school and the community. In the month of December, a calendar was sent out suggesting various acts of kindness such as holding a door for someone, donating food to a local food bank, sending notes to a nursing Home, and writing “thank you” cards to veterans.

Students are incentivized by an extra day of Open Lunch to get at least 75% participation. The initiative is intended to motivate the students to spread kindness and to improve the Woodgrove community as a whole. The last day of the Random Acts of Kindness Initiative is December 16,th and if the goal is reached, students will be rewarded with Open Lunch on the 17th.

Though the holiday season is a good time to be selfless, December isn’t the only month students are encouraged to spread kindness. Woodgrove’s Random Acts of Kindness club prompts people to be kind all year. The club sponsors different events throughout the year to inspire students to do good things for other people, and plans to announce plans for the New Year upon return from break.

Random Acts of Kindness club sponsor, Andrea Elbaum said, “I am most excited for a big fundraiser that we have planned for the New Year.”