Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week‏, starts Mar. 28th


March 25, 2016

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) week is a time for the members of the MIT community (undergrads, grads, faculty, staff, alumni, associates, etc.) to connect through Random Acts of Kindness (RAK).  We hope these little acts of kindness will remind people that they are not invisible. We mainly want to make everyone’s day a little brighter during one of the toughest times of the academic year. Each day comes with an overarching theme:

Monday: Introduction to RAK Week. We will introduce the 20 RAK Week challenges and have wooden clothing pins with kind words on them to clip onto people. At the entrance of the main entrances of MIT, we will also have volunteers with bubble guns. 

Tuesday: Peer-to-Peer resources in Lobby 10. Flowers will be passed out.

Wednesday: Institutional resources in Lobby 10 and goody bags with a card of the MIT resources on them will be passed out. 

Thursday: Miscellaneous acts of kindness. Use #MITRAK to tag an act of kindness you’ve seen. 

Friday: Let’s Talk About It Open Mic Event (3rd Floor Media Lab). The open mic night will be on the last day of RAK Week (4/1/16). We want it to be a time for members of the community to come together and share their stories, give advice, rant, read poems, and so on. 

Other things going on during the week: Handing out colored pencils, therapy dogs, sending notes, sending serenades, RAK wristbands and RAK HACKS. If anyone has questions or have an idea on how they want to participate in RAK week, they can either email the RAK committee at RAK-committee@mit.edu or directly email me at trangluu@mit.edu.

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