Aloha is a Hawai’ian word meaning “kindness” or “love.” It is used to say hello or good-bye. It is no surprise we celebrated Aloha during #RandomActsOfKindnessWeek.
What is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week?
RAK Week is an annual opportunity to unite people around the world through kindness, starting officially on February 17th and ending Saturday, February 23rd. The week kicks-off with Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated on February 17, 2019.
Why is it important?
This seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same. Since its inception in 1995, RAK estimates that millions of schools, celebrities, businesses, and partners have participated in these week-long celebrations.
Share your Random Act of Kindess on social media and don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #RAKWeek!
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The kids have requested mail from all 50 States during our #CountdownToTheCensus.
“Between March 12 – 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country.” Read the full story from the Census Bureau newsletter.
Below is a timeline of how and when the Census Bureau will invite households to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire:
- March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.
- March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.
- March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
- April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
- April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.
As we have studied each state the kids have begun embracing the stories. It is not just about the numbers, but about the stories in each state. Megan Martens grew up here in Valley County. During the 2020 Census she will be counted in Hawaii. Yesterday, our children were beneficiaries of her #RAK (Random Act of Kindness). Megan sent necklaces made from shells, Hawaiian flowers, pineapple candies, and books from Hawaii. The most wonderful gift she shared with us, was a book of her artwork. You can check this book out at the Donnelly Public Library. We however wanted to share the aloha with you.
For more of Megan’s work please check out her Instagram:
We encourage you to share your #RAK this week.
#Aloha Thank you Megan for sharing your kindness with us.
If you would like to send our reading club something from your state:
Donnelly Reading Club
P.O. Box 403
Donnelly, ID 83615