1. Get involved! Become a coach or help organize your kids' activities and clubs. – Melissa S. 

  2. Tell someone how proud you are of them, especially when they're having a difficult time. – Kasandra T. 

  3. Start a conversation with someone you don't know. – Tara B.

  4. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets even if it's just once. You can truly save a life! – Jody F.

  5. Make an effort not to be worried about little things and put that extra effort to something that makes a difference. – Amanda K.

  6. Partner with an organization to adopt a family this holiday season to share the gift of joy. – Cassie F.

  7. Ask your kids to give up one gift and donate that gift or money to a charity or a child in need. – Chelse C.

  8. Unplug from electronics for one hour a day, one day a week, one week a year. Use that time to enjoy other's company! – Christina O.

  9. Send a homemade card in the snail mail to let the recipient know you are thinking of them to help brighten their day! – Mary B.

  10. Hold the door for someone. – Jamie R.

  11. Donate to a teacher/school so kids who can't afford books from the Scholastic book fair can buy one & leave smiling. – Barb N.

  12. Always be flexible to lend a helping hand. – Ashley M.

  13. A great gift can simply be a listening ear for someone who needs it. – Justine M.

  14. Pay for the person behind you in line. – Maya W.

  15. Pick up trash on your street or in your neighborhood. – Jinni H.

  16. Take a minute to reconnect with someone you've had a falling out with. It could greatly enrich your holiday experience. – Gail R.

  17. Always leave a place better than you found it. Pick up trash, return abandoned carts, smile at a stranger. – Patty B.

  18. Contribute money to a shelter to help provide a hot Christmas dinner for those in need. – Katie A.

  19. Spread optimism! Each day find one person to share something you are happy or excited about. Optimism is contagious. – Mic N.

  20. Shop local. – Crystal E.

  21. Smile and greet people as you pass them on the sidewalk, yes even strangers. – Kyle H.

  22. Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk. – Lacey S.

  23. Adopt a "special needs" dog. They give the most love and they tend to be the ones that sit in the shelters the longest! – Stephanie R.

  24. Set aside time to share a cup of coffee and a puzzle or book with a senior who doesn't have visitors/companions. – Laura K.

  25. Do you love your local festival? Volunteer on the planning committee to help make a difference in your community! – Lindsey P.

Learn more about WESTconsin Kindness Count at WESTconsincu.org/about-us/kindness-counts.

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