It’s RAK Day!

Thursday September 1st is New Zealand’s Random Acts of Kindness Day. And this year we celebrate 12 years that NZ has been the only country in the world to have a national RAK Day!

There’s loads of stuff happening and we’d love to hear what you’re up to. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know.

On here you’ll find ideas to get you started, a bit about why on earth we started this day in NZ, and some free downloadable resources to print out little ‘You’ve been RAK’d’ cards and give them out with your own random act.

Cheers, Megan x



8 thoughts on “It’s RAK Day!

  1. I am Sening an email NOW to my teacher, my friends and family, just to be nice.
    Also im trying to get my Mom (who ironicly, is also named Megan) to help me make some cake/muffins/slice

  2. I came to know about NZ RAK DAY only yesterday through East n’ Bays Courier. I was so thrilled to know that something like this is there in NZ. I am a person who had been implementing ‘RAK ideas’ from around aged 10 in a significant way. These ideas can surely change parents, kids, families, friends, societies, nations and the world. I have done it in Sri Lanka. Now I am in NZ for 15 months. I love this country. This is one of the most blessed countries in the world. RAK ideas can make this lovely country truly awesome. Congratulations ! for all the hard work for the past 9 years.
    Josh de Jong, Marshall Gray and everyone else………………….you are so great.

  3. Hi,
    My kids and I have done RAK day for a few years now. We have previously handed out daffodils to people, cupcakes and when the kids were smaller we made cardboard daffodils that they gave to students and teachers at their school. This year we are going to do something a little different. The kids and I are going to make morning tea (either cupcakes or chocolate brownie) to take to organisations and businesses that make a difference in our community, just to say, “thanks” we appreciate what you do. I feel very strongly that our kids are part of this, so they get to see how good it feels to help others and to show appreciation.

  4. I love this – I am a teacher and my class do pass on the kindness each day. We have a container that the children can choose little cards from and do the act that is written on the card. The children have been writing their own cards for the other children to choose. We love this clip:

  5. This is such an awesome idea. A couple of years ago I had someone stepforward and pay for me to have surgery so I wasn’t sitting on the waiting list for ages. After the surgery, she rung and told me that it was a gift and didn’t want to be repaid.
    I was completely blown away by this, so to pay her back, I have been paying it forward to one person a week since then.

  6. This morning I came in to a box of Hershey’s chocolate kisses on my desk with a little note saying that i’d been RAK’d!

    Our social committee and cultural ambassadors had arranged for all 330 Fiserv NZ employee’s to be greeted by this treat this morning. I was so touched by their thoughtfulness that I passed on the kindness by giving my chocolates to the lovely courier guy that comes in each morning. Honestly, I think he was pretty weirded out .. but i hope he passes on some act of kindness today too!

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