Saturday Spotlight: Random Acts

satspotSaturday Spotlight is a weekly feature where I will spotlight things that I feel should be shared, whether it be a good cause, a website, a resource, a news article, or just another blog post. Sometimes things just need to be shared!




Design by Michaela Busch for Random Acts

On December 3, 2009, Misha Collins, the angel Castiel on The CW’s Supernatural, used Twitter to ask his followers (affectionately known as his “minions”) to come up with ideas for a “minion stimulus” project. The goal was to obtain US government stimulus money (funding to aid endeavors to stop an economic recession) for non-profit initiatives.

The pursuit of government funding was soon abandoned in favor of morphing into a privately organized charity, formerly known as MinionStimulus. After visiting the fledgling website, Misha appointed Lisa Walker as the Director of Charitable Affairs and provided her with some initial direction. Together, Misha and Lisa began marshaling the forces of good at their disposal.

Since that auspicious beginning, our organization has gone through several changes, including our name. We’ve come a long way and now have non-profit status through our parent organization, The Art Department, Inc. In late 2011, Lisa stepped down, and we welcomed Cinde Monsam as our new Director.

With Misha and Cinde’s direction and leadership, and the daily attention of an extraordinary administrative team, we have an organization poised to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time.

At Random Acts, it’s our mission to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We are here to inspire acts of kindness around the world both big and small. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better.

I really love this organization and not just because it was started by one of my favorite people. I love the message! One person really can spark a chain reaction. I have really enjoyed getting involved with and seeing others get involved with RA! Whether it’s handing out hot chocolate to sleepy students on a cold morning before class or buying a needy child a new pair of shoes the acts are always inspiring.
This particular organization really enforces my personal mantra: Be kind when possible. It is always possible. 

Check out some of their events below!


You can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebookand check them out on YouTube!


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