Random Acts of Kindness have probably never been more important, yet have never been harder to do, than when your city is in a lockdown.
Whether you’re in the full Level 4 and can’t even get takeaways delivered to someone, or have a cold or bug which maybe means no school, working from home, staying in, we have been brainstorming little random acts of kindness that are doable.
We’re calling them Iso-RAKs!
Here are 19 things you can do for others from home
• Chalk positive, happy messages around your neighbourhood
• Paint rocks with messages on them to hide in gardens
• Organise FaceTime or Zoom happy hour drinks with friends to check in on each other
• Play online Scrabble with friends also stuck at home
• Offer to shop for neighbours who are finding it hard to get out
• Hey kids, cook dinner tonight for the family
• Send pizzas or a lunch delivery to your friends who are essential workers
• Order groceries online and have them delivered to a friend/neighbour/your mum
• Phone your mum!
• Phone or FaceTime a friend or relative who lives alone and brighten their day
• Make little gifts like jams, fudge, pot up some plant cuttings – to give away as soon as protocols allow
• Pick up rubbish on your neighbourhood walks
• Mow the neighbour’s berm
• Write an actual letter, on lovely paper, for posting
• Make a video of yourself reading a story and send it to the grandkids
• Adopt an SPCA pet
• Depending on your health, if your neighbours are working or unwell, offer to walk their dog
• Offer your help to a local charity or essential service
• Sort out clothes and household items for donating (and you get to declutter at the same time!)