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Kindness Project

Spread joy on March 25

In recognition of our 25th anniversary, we’re encouraging everyone with a connection to NSCC to join the NSCC Kindness Project by carrying out an act of kindness on March 25.

To participate:

  • Do something kind for a friend, a loved one, a neighbour, a stranger or yourself. You can even do something kind for the environment.
  • On March 25, post a photo on social using #NSCCKindness and share what you’re doing to help spread positive vibes.
  • Watch our social channels to see how the NSCC community is connecting through kindness.

Donation matching

NSCC Alumni Relations, through our affinity program partner TD Insurance, will match all donations made on March 25 to the 25th Anniversary Fund up to $6,000.

The Fund supports the College’s Rapid Response Program, which was created to address the immediate needs of NSCC students – whether that’s food insecurity, access to technology, bursaries, emergency housing or other identified needs.

25 ways to be kind

We’ve put together some ideas to inspire you:

  1. Support NSCC students. Donate to the NSCC Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Fund on March 25. Donations will be matched up to $6,000.
  2. Sweeten someone’s day with hot chocolate or cookies.
  3. Send post cards to say hello to seniors in a local long-term care facility.
  4. Go old school and mail a card to say hello to a friend or loved one.
  5. Call a friend or loved one you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  6. Mentor a student in need – Student Services may be able to connect you with someone who needs support getting over the finish line this term.
  7. Clean out your closet and donate clothing to goodwill or clothing giveaways on campus.
  8. Do some spring cleaning and donate gently-used goods to charity.
  9. Walk or foster dogs from a local animal shelter.
  10. Donate food items to an animal shelter.
  11. Treat a stranger to a coffee or tea in the drive through.
  12. Leave a note of thanks for your mail delivery person.
  13. Send a letter to your local hospital to thank front-line health workers.
  14. Be kind to the environment by leaving your car at home and taking the bus to campus.
  15. If you’re able, donate blood to Canadian Blood Services.
  16. Support your local campus Student Association emergency foodbank.
  17. Spruce up your neighbourhood or a local park by picking up any litter you might find.
  18. Start planning a community garden.
  19. Create a fun playlist and share it with friends.
  20. If there’s snow, help shovel a neighbour’s driveway or walkway.
  21. Donate used books to your local library.
  22. Hang up a sturdy bird house to help your local feathered friends.
  23. See if there’s a volunteer role you can take on at your campus.
  24. Ask a senior you know or who lives nearby if you can do an errand for them, like picking up groceries.
  25. Cook or bake a surprise meal or treat and drop it off to a friend or neighbour.
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