MSJ 26 Acts of Kindness kicks off this week

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By: Jessica Lohner

File Under: 26 acts of kindness

"Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious life lost. An act of kindness big or small. Are you in?"--Ann Curry, NBC anchor

We're in!

MSJ 26 Acts is the College of Mount St. Joseph's version of the "26 Acts of Kindness" movement that was started by Ann Curry in response to the shootings in Newtown, Conn. The idea behind the movement is that participants do one random act of kindness in remembrance of each of the victims. 

The movement at the Mount begins today. Random acts of kindness that anyone can do include volunteering, delivering treats to police officers, firemen or professors to thank them for what they do, donating to a charity, helping someone complete a difficult task or donating blood. It can be helping a neighbor, sending a card to a friend or even calling an old friend just to say hello. The possibilities are endless.

Because we're a community here at the Mount, we want to do this together. This means that when you complete your act of kindness, take a picture of it, and then either post it to our Facebook wall or on Twitter, using the hashtag #MSJ26Acts. We'll keep track of the pictures, and then feature some of them in a "weekly roundup" every Friday afternoon for as long as we can keep this going.

So let's hear from you. Are you in?