What is EDIT Acts of Kindness?

EDIT Acts of Kindness (EAK!) is a social media campaign to raise awareness and money for EDIT, a youth-serving nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis. EDIT uses service learning, leadership, and the arts as tools to empower youth to become social leaders and change makers in their schools and communities.

 

I have been nominated for EDIT Acts of Kindness! What do I do?

First of all, congratulations! EDIT Acts of Kindness is a great way to raise awareness, do something good for your community, and have fun.

 

Step 1: Choose an act of kindness that you can complete on video. It can be something small or something huge, but it must be something kind, thoughtful, and good. See the list below for some ideas.

 

Step 2: Go to www.edittheworld.org and make a donation of $10 or more to EDIT to help make a difference in the lives of youth and a positive change in the community.

 

Step 3: Pull out your smartphone or another device with a video camera. Aim the video on yourself and recite the ‘EDIT Acts of Kindness Script’ below. Then, complete your act of kindness on video to show the world how kind acts cantruly make a difference.

 

Step 4: Post your video to facebook using the ‘Facebook Posting’ template. Make sure to tag three friends who you choose to nominate to complete EDIT Acts of Kindness.

 

Step 5: Watch in awe as kindness spreads across your community and our world!

 

EDIT Acts of Kindness Script

_______________ nominated me for EDIT Acts of Kindness. Thank you for your nomination and for completing your act of kindness. I made a donation to EDIT at www.edittheworld.org and I choose to nominate ____________________, _____________________, and ____________________ to complete the EDIT Acts of Kindness challenge. You have 48 hours to complete this challenge. Now watch as I complete my EDIT Act of Kindness. EDIT the world. Start with you!

 

Facebook Posting Template

_______________ nominated me for EDIT Acts of Kindness. Thank you for your nomination and for completing your act of kindness. I made a donation to EDIT at www.edittheworld.org and I choose to nominate ____________________, _____________________, and ____________________ to complete the EDIT Acts of Kindness challenge. You have 48 hours to complete this challenge. Now watch as I complete my EDIT Act of Kindness. EDIT the world. Start with you! #edittheworld

 

Ideas for Completing EDIT Acts of Kindness

  • paying someone’s expired meter
  • picking up trash
  • holding the door open
  • giving a high five
  • paying for someone’s coffee
  • bringing food to someone in need
  • giving a hug
  • sending random flowers
  • watering someone’s plants
  • carrying groceries for someone
  • telling a nice joke
  • helping someone across the street
  • donating clothing to thrift store
  • buying a sandwich for a person experiencing homelessness
  • purchasing a helmet for a bike rider who doesn’t use one
  • paying a compliment
  • raking your neighbor’s leaves
  • expressing gratitude
  • smiling at a stranger
  • offering to help someone at work
  • running an errand for someone

 

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