On April 15, 2019, the PowerFIlled Youth Team set out to do two things:
- Clean up litter and debris around our community
- Perform random acts of kindness for strangers just because
The cleanup was the easy part. We went to a few plazas and parks equipped with gloves and garbage bags and picked up any garbage we saw. Then we set out to complete the random acts of kindness.
First, we visited a local laundry mat and gave everyone there a small note that Said “Enjoy this random act of kindness and have a great day” and had $5 dollars in coins taped to it. That was fun!
Next, we handed out small flower bouquets for ladies and scratch lottery tickets for the gents. At first, people really weren’t interested at all. Maybe they thought the team was trying to sell them something, we’ll never know, but this discouraged the team from approaching people. We decided instead to go to the Go Train station and give them to people coming off the train, which went fairly well.
With about 10 packages left, we decided to post up outside a local Walmart. We gave out the rest of our packages. We even gave one to an officer who happened to be at Walmart. He couldn’t accept the lottery tickets but he took the flowers for a co-worker instead.
Some of the people we met expressed to us they were having a rough day and they were really grateful for our gesture. That’s what it’s all about. It’s such a rewarding feeling to know that you helped make someone’s day.
Giving. Loving. Caring.