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Find acts of kindness around Wake County Wednesday

Nash Square in Oct. 2019.

Update Wednesday, Sept. 22: The stations are rained out, but NAMI encourages locals to find other ways to participate in Act of Kindness Day.

Their list of ideas:

  • “buy someone a coffee
  • pay for the person behind you in a drive-through
  • reach out to someone you haven’t checked in with in a while
  • compliment a stranger
  • surprise a neighbor with cookies or flowers
  • leave a positive note in a public place
  • let someone know how much they mean to you
  • call a friend
  • donate to our fundraiser to support the growing need for our mental health programming (www.nami-wake.org/donate)
  • donate to other charities or animal shelters
  • volunteer”

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) Wake County is setting up stations to share acts of kindness in the Raleigh area Wednesday. 

It’s part of the nonprofit’s annual fundraising week, Celebration of Courage.

Social support is one of the essential protective factors for suicide prevention,” said Kristen Luft, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, in an email. “Together, we can help others cope through difficult emotions and recognize when intervention is needed.”

“We created a series of hybrid events this week dedicated to connecting with others, sharing important action items, and promoting wellness and social support in our community to help prevent suicide. One of these events is the Acts of Kindness day, meant to spread hope and support to community members.”

The locations include:

📍 Downtown Cary Fountain: “Passers-by can pick up a painted rock to drop off somewhere in the city or give to someone they care about.”  You may also make your own or leave a rock for someone else. When: 3-5 p.m. Wednesday

📍 Nash Square in Downtown Raleigh: Flowers with affirmations will be handed out by volunteers. When: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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