Fontana Kindness Campaign

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“Acts of kindness are contagious and can make a difference in the lives that need it the most,” says Mayor Warren.

Are you ready to make Fontana the kindest city?

Random acts of kindness are being conducted worldwide to help people get through the COVID-19 outbreak.  No matter your age, we all can make the world a little brighter during these uncertain times by practicing simple acts of kindness.

Share your kind act on social media using the hashtags #FontanaKindness and #FontanaKindnessChallenge. By using the hashtags, the City of Fontana will also share the post through its social media platforms. For those with private social media accounts, we recommend direct messaging the City your Fontana Kindness post.

This is a year-long initiative, but by doing this daily, we know that this will continue long after because actions become habits and habits become character. Let’s make Fontana the kindest city!

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Simple Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Everyday

  1. Give someone a thoughtful gift (it does not have to be expensive)
  2. Thank grocery store workers
  3. Hold the door open for someone
  4. Write someone a thank you note
  5. Send someone an email just to say hello
  6. Call a friend or family member for no reason other than to chat
  7. Pay for food or coffee order for the driver behind you
  8. Pay for someone’s groceries at the grocery store
  9. Buy someone a cup of coffee
  10. Let someone cut in in traffic
  11. Help a driver in need fix a flat tire or in some other way
  12. Give up a parking space to someone and park further away
  13. Give up your place in line at the bank, grocery store, etc.
  14. Pay someone a genuine and heartfelt compliment
  15. Send flowers to someone, just because
  16. Plant a tree or a plant
  17. Do not complain about anything the entire day
  18. Cook or buy some food for someone
  19. Donate old clothes and stuff you do not need
  20. Take the time to listen to someone attentively rather than monopolize the conversation
  21. Take your grocery cart back to the store after you are done
  22. Bake cookies or a cake for someone
  23. Forgive someone who wronged you in the past
  24. Tip someone you wouldn’t ordinarily tip
  25. Tell your parents how much you love and appreciate them
  26. Give away lottery tickets
  27. Offer to babysit for someone
  28. Do not gossip about anyone the entire day
  29. Thank your mailman for his hard work
  30. Give someone an inspiring book
  31. Donate books to the library
  32. Pick up trash that you see
  33. Give someone a ride in your car
  34. Call your grandparents to chat
  35. Make a donation to a worthy cause (it does not have to be a lot)
  36. Put your phone away when in the company of others and do not keep checking it
  37. Smile at someone random
  38. Say Hello 
  39. Put positive sticky notes in places where others will see them and be uplifted
  40. Stop to talk to a homeless person
  41. Write or tell your partner what you love about him or her
  42. Put together a small herb garden for someone
  43. Say thank you to the janitor at your work, school, or gym
  44. Frame a friend’s favorite quote or lyric and give it to them
  45. Drop off cat or dog food at an animal shelter as they are always in need
  46. Make 2 lunches instead of 1 and give one away at work or school
  47. Be patient, kind and gracious to the customer rep on the phone
  48. Tell a police officer how much you appreciate him or her
  49. Apologize to someone, even if it is not your fault
  50. Thank your garbage collectors, leave them a nice note
  51. Stick a few coins on a gumball machine for a kid to use
  52. Stick a sealed bag of popcorn onto a Redbox machine
  53. Place a happy or positive sign in your front yard
  54. Help retrieve your neighbor’s garbage can from the curb after collection
  55. Compliment a parent with polite and well-behaved kids
  56. Leave only positive comments and responses on social media
  57. Share a friend’s blog, business website or art on social media
  58. Leave a box of tennis balls at the park with a sign that explains it is meant for dog owners to use to play with their dogs
  59. Offer that old cell phone, laptop, TV, or computer to someone in need
  60. Place a positive or happy sign or sticker on your car so that is visible to other drivers
  61. Make a difference by donating funds to someone on Kiva, Kickstarter or GoFundMe
  62. Recommend someone for a job opening
  63. Donate blood
  64. Carpool with someone
  65. Pay for someone else’s meal anonymously at a restaurant
  66. Drop-off personal hygiene items or diapers at a local shelter
  67. Do not correct someone, especially in public, even if you know they are wrong
  68. Keep an extra umbrella in your car to lend someone in the event of rain

All of us can make a difference by doing the little things that matter every day!