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Her Campus CU Boulder is participating in this year’s Project Kind, an initiative from October 22nd, 2021 through October 26th, 2021, a suicide prevention and awareness initiative. The week will feature suicide prevention trainings, a student panel on mental health, and 5k fundraiser, Radical Acts of kindness, and so many ways for clubs, students, and community members to get involved!

Our purpose with Project Kind is to mobilize Kindness Warriors across the nation starting with leaders within the CU Boulder college campus and trickling through people’s respective spheres of influence. We seek to achieve this by educating people on practical ways to cultivate authentic empathy & give people the tools to put this knowledge to practice with Project Kind endorsed radical acts of kindness.

Below is a list generated by HCCU writers on 30 random acts of kindness you can do to be a part of the initiative! See Project Kind’s list here.

Thanks to HCCU writer and social media team member Gennah Penalosa for spearheading HCCU’s involvement with Project Kind!

  1. Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru 
  2. Tip a waiter more than 20% and/or write a thank you note on the receipt
  3. Send a text to someone you haven’t talked to in a while to check in
  4. Email a teacher/professor you haven’t spoken to in a while
  5. Put nice sticky notes in your dorm or on bathroom mirrors
  6. Compliment a stranger 
  7. Write an advisor/TA/mentor a thank you
  8. Call your grandma!
  9. Sit with someone you see sitting alone
  10. Leave sticky notes for your roommates
  11. Offer help to someone lost on campus, like a freshman or family visiting
  12. Get a bouquet of flowers and hand them out to people
  13. Leave a small giftbag/gift card around for someone to find!
  14. Smile at someone if they look like they’re having a bad day
  15. Buy a hat or a pair of gloves for a homeless person
  16. Write someone a handwritten note and mail it
  17. Hold the door for someone
  18. Make someone cookies, dinner, or something else homemade
  19. Buy something extra and pass it off to someone like it was an accident that you got an extra
  20. Pick up trash 
  21. Sign up for monthly donation
  22. Venmo a friend you don’t see for their coffee that day
  23. Put out a candy bowl for Halloween
  24. Go through your closet and find a few items to donate
  25. Go on GoFundMe and pick something 
  26. Send a friend a song/meme/etc. that reminds you of them
  27. Annotate your favorite book and give to a friend
  28. Draw chalk art in front of campus buildings to spread positive messages
  29. Surprise someone and take them on a “date”/activity
  30. Text someone you that you appreciate/admire/value/grateful for them

We hope this inspires you to be kind this weekend and every weekend!

Content written by various anonymous CU Boulder writers
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