There are far too many people that have been showered with joy in the form of a random act of kindness. I notice every time we do something kind, people have their guard up. Like, why are you being nice and what are you getting out of this? Seeing you smile is enough for me. Yesterday, we saw so many frowns turn into smiles with a simple cup of coffee. Watch:

It's Random Acts of Kindness Week here in Rochester, and we teamed up with Caribou and the queen of kindness, CAKE founder, Danielle Teal. She will be out in the community all week, just trying to touch as many people's hearts as possible.

Here's everything that's happening the rest of the week:

  • Tuesday, Feb 19: Free Haircuts! - The Barbershop Talk guys will be providing free haircuts from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for low-income residents - anyone on free or reduced lunches - and those experiencing homelessness. 3270 19th St. SW Ste 208
  • Wednesday, Feb 20: Food Collection - Community Food Response is a volunteer-led nonprofit that provides free meals to hungry people to take home or eat elsewhere...and they do this every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Rochester!  Sign up to help or take a second and learn more about how to help by checking out CFR's website here.
  • Thursday, Feb 21: Pet Supply & Food Collection (and free beer!) - Grab a bag of pet food or a fun supply that you know a pet would love and drop it off at Little Thistle Brewing. All donations will be going to Camp Companion and Paws & Claws and to say "thanks", you get a free half pint for each donated item!
  • Friday, Feb 22: Winter Outerwear Collection- At some of the schools in the Rochester Public Schools, is a Community Closet, which has items for kids and families to use. The Rochester MN Moms Blog is helping organize this day and are gathering gloves, snow boots and snow pants of all sizes.