(Oswego, Feb. 2014) SUNY Oswego is bringing a warm front to the February cold spell and invites the community to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Feb. 10 – Feb. 14, those on SUNY Oswego campus and middle school students in APW, Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Phoenix and Sandy Creek school districts will be receiving Random Acts of Kindness cards to Go.Do.Good. around our community. Businesses will receive a page of cards to print for their employees to join in the fun through an Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce email. A Facebook page, “Oswego Random Acts of Kindness” was created for all Oswego County community members to record the acts of kindness and pay tribute to the Go.Do.Good.-ers.
SUNY Oswego campus good-doers will perform a Random Act of Kindness, fill in their name on the card and leave it at the scene of the good deed with the receiver. The receiver will fill in their name and a description of the good deed and return the card to one of the designated drop boxes on campus. Both the giver and receiver will be entered in drawings for to win a prize. “And the fun doesn’t stop there;” says Tammy Elowsky, “at the drop box, the receiver can pick up a new Random Acts of Kindness card to
Go.Do.Good. for someone else. It’s all about paying it forward and building community.”
Each participating middle school will have its own way of recognizing these good-doing bandits at its
school. The community at large is invited to join in the fun, spread the kindness, and celebrate our
community by using the card printed here and just Go.Do.Good. Then, post the stories in Facebook
on “Oswego Random Acts of Kindness” and tell the community where it happened and tag who was
responsible. Spread the kindness fever!
This is an effort by the Office of Business and Community Relations in collaboration with the Counseling Services Center at SUNY Oswego, several Oswego County School Districts and the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote collaboration, trust and the sharing of ideas to spark innovation as a part of the Thrive Community Incubator Initiative. For more information on Thrive, go to: www.oswego.edu/thrive.
To print your own Go.Do.Good. card to leave at the scene of a random act of kindness, join the Facebook page: Oswego Random Acts of Kindness and print the image there.