5 Quick and Easy Ways to Participate in Good Deeds Day

Everyone can find time to do good!


There is always time for Good Deeds Day

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Good Deeds Day, the annual tradition of doing good is coming soon on April 11, 2021. Are you looking for a project to do on Good Deeds Day but you don’t have much spare time? Don’t worry, you still can. Here’s some ideas that can be accomplished in just one hour. 

Send a Care Package 

Nothing warms a person’s heart like a care package! Send one to someone you like; a friend who lives far away, a soldier on duty, an elderly relative, or anyone else you think deserves to get one. Include anything you think they’d like to get (Most people love homemade cookies, this recipe from Recipe Girl is great but any kind would work just as well)!

Send a care package on Good Deeds Day.

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Donate Unused Items

You probably  have clothes you no longer wear and books you’ve already read lying around the house. Get a box and put everything you don’t use anymore in there to give away to a charity of your choice. They’ll find your items a new home, you’ll have less clutter around your house, and all of that can be done in just a few minutes!

Donate clothing on Good Deeds Day.

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Coffee for Good 

Get a cup of coffee for a coworker, friend, or even a stranger, and ask them to pay it forward. This is a great way to make someone’s day in just a few minutes, and you can create long chains of good deeds going around your town. Protip: use this “pay-it-forward” sign to hang around your office, communal areas, or even a local coffee shop to promote your efforts!

Pay it forward with coffee on Good Deeds Day.

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Volunteer at an Animal Shelter 

Lots of puppies and kittens that don’t have a forever-home end up in shelters, where they spend their time in very confined cages most of the day. If you want to help them, it’s easy to take a shelter pet out on a walk! You’ll be caught up with their infectious happiness when they’re out, and with a short walk around the block, you’ll be making a real difference in the life of a pup.

On Good Deeds Day you can walk a shelter dog.

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Be a Kind Driver

It’s always important to remember to drive safely, but equally as important to drive kindly! Use your commute to work as a time to practice kindness. This will not only make the start of your day better, it will also  improve the day of everyone that you encounter on the road, and shouldn’t cost you more than a few extra minutes.

Check out our Get Ideas page for more ideas on how you can incorporate doing good in your daily life! 

Be a kind driver on Good Deeds Day and every day.

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Good Deeds Day, an annual global day of doing good, is the pinnacle of doing good year-round. Initiated in 2007 by business woman and philanthropist Shari Arison, Good Deeds Day has grown to 108 countries with millions of participants.  Good Deeds Day 2021 is on April 11.