There are many different types of action that people can use as their kind act — buy someone a coffee, congratulate someone on a job well done, even something as simple as holding open a door for someone with their hands full. (Jason Briscoe / Unsplash)

Share an act of kindness Nov. 3

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation wants residents to share random acts of kindness, and for those on the receiving end to pay them forward.

The foundation has designated Friday, Nov. 3, as Random Act of Kindness Day in the community, a day to recognize kindness and humanity across the region.

“We live in an amazing community where so much kindness happens every day. Let’s take a moment to not only recognize when someone does something nice for us, but to also do something nice in return,” says Wendy Carmichael, co-president of the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation.

The foundation is encouraging schools, business, families and all others to participate by performing kind acts in the community for the simple pleasure of doing them. This is the third year the foundation has celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day in the community, and Carmichael said awareness and interest continues to grow.

There are many different types of action that people can use as their kind act — buy someone a coffee, congratulate someone on a job well done, even something as simple as holding open a door for someone with their hands full — each act provides residents with an opportunity to connect with a member of the community, the foundation says.

Small “pay it forward” cards have been printed to encourage the cardholder to perform a simple act of kindness for someone — a neighbour, a friend, a co-worker, or someone they don’t even know — and hand the card over to that person to encourage them to do the same.

Random Act of Kindness cards are available at Island Exposures Gallery in Parksville and at Brent Johnson CPA office, on Beach Avenue in Qualicum Beach.

“Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to touch the life of another person and absolutely make our world a better place,” said Carmichael. “Random Act of Kindness Day will help to put a human face on our community.”

— NEWS Staff/PQCF release

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