Acts of Kindness

Kindness matters. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, show someone you care. Acts of kindness range from smiling at strangers, donating to food banks, or paying for someone’s coffee. Anytime we focus on kindness, we make a difference at work, at home, and in our communities. Start small during SmartHealth Week, then make acts of kindness part of everyday.

How to participate

Visit the SmartHealth site to join the individual activity, the team activity, or BOTH!

Team Activity: Donate to a food bank

Come together and collect food for a local food bank. Get some coworkers together and create a team, or join one that has already been created. Compete with other teams in your office or with teams from around the university or even the rest of the state. Joining this activity is easy: Click on the SmartHealth challenge tile, then join a team in one of three ways:

  1. Search for an existing team: Enter the team name you are looking for, or read through the team descriptions and pick one
  2. Create a new team: Make sure to know your team name, team details, team image (you choose from images supplied in the challenge), whether your team is open to anyone or is invitation only, and then enter email addresses or user names of coworkers to invite people
  3. Join a team from invitation: Open the email invitation, accept it, and click “Join team”

WSU has a few food banks to serve students (see below) or you can donate to a community food bank near you.





Individual Activity: Share kindness

illustrated birds with 100 points medal, "to complete this challenge, track at least 3 acts of kindness"

  “We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love’ – Mother Teresa

Kindness is linked to happiness and contentment, so to complete this challenge record at least three acts of kindness. Small acts of kindness can resonate in all our lives, you may do something small for someone and it might make their day a little brighter or it might help in a profound way. Examples:

  • Stop to talk with an elderly neighbor
  • Lend a helping hand to a co-worker who’s behind on their project
  • Leave a gas gift card at the pump
  • Send a positive text to five people
  • Find opportunities to give compliments
  • Send a ‘thank you’ note to the officers at your local police or fire station