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Random Act of Kindness Day, Windsor Essex set for November, 4 2016

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF) in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada are pleased to bring Random Act of Kindness Day (RAK Day) to Windsor-Essex on November 4, 2016.

Each year many individuals, groups, businesses and organizations participate in the day by engaging in various acts of kindness throughout the city and county. RBC Dominion Securities in partnership with Canadian Tire will be delivering new basketballs, soccer balls, footballs and volleyballs to students at Frank W Begley Elementary School at 8:45am. Kindergarteners at Talbot Trail Elementary School will be handing out handmade inspirational picture frames to teachers at 11:30am. Students at McWilliam Public School will be making and donating cat beds to the Humane Society. BMO Financial will be at House of Sophrosyne delivering items at 10am.

The WECF will be engaging in its own Random Act of Kindness through VON, the Unemployed Help Centre, and Lakeshore Community Support Centre by delivering cookies through the Meals on Wheels Program.  To find out more about these and other Random Act of Kindness activities, call the WECF office at 519.255.6572.

The public is encouraged to share their stories of kindness throughout the day through Facebook and Twitter by tagging @WindsorEssexRAK and using the hashtags #WERAK or #RAKDAY.

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation, originally founded in 1983 as Heritage Windsor, is a perpetual community trust for philanthropic purposes. It exists to manage donors’ legacy funds and make grants to support local community programs. Through grant making activities, the WECF is able to establish partnerships to assist a broad range of community organizations.

In addition to this, the WECF also leads a variety of philanthropic programs in Windsor-Essex including Inspiration 100, the Young Philanthropists, Random Act of Kindness Day, the Community Cup Golf Tournament, and the Vitality Legacy Program. To learn more about these programs and the many different ways you can work with your Community Foundation to give back to Windsor-Essex visit www.wecf.ca.

Random Act of Kindness Day is an inclusive, community building initiative that was developed in 2008 by the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. Since that time, Random Act of Kindness Day has grown to become a branded kindness initiative celebrated across the country- led by other Community Foundations. For the past six years, the WindsorEssex Community Foundation has brought Random Act of Kindness Day to the Windsor Essex community, bringing the community together by engaging residents across Windsor Essex in small acts of kindness and generosity.