On the 20th of every month in 2020 we encourage the people of Wakefield to do 1 thing to make a stranger smile.
Just 1 act of kindess is all it takes, let us spread the kindness and smiles across Wakefield.
Choose from the list or one of your own then share your smiles on our social media pages using #wfdrak
Smile at someone you don’t know, you never know, they may need it.
If you have unwanted Xmas gifts, donate it to one of the many Wakefield charity shops.
Hold a door open for someone.
Volunteer for a Wakefield BID MAD Day (Make a Difference Day)
Wakefield Businesses: Offer a freebie to a random customer.
Leave a positive review if you’ve had a good experience in a shop/restaurant etc.
Clear out all your old clothes and donate them to someone in need.
Compliment a stranger’s outfit.
If you read & have books you no longer need, take it with you the next time you go to Wakefield & leave in a random place you know will be found. Leave it with a *RAK TAG (Available as a print-out)
Volunteer at one of the many charities in Wakefield.
Wakefield Businesses: Offer to carry a customer’s basket.
Pick up Litter, even if it’s not yours.
If you have an unwanted Birthday gift, donate it to one of the many Wakefield Charity shops.
Help an elderly person carry something.
Buy the next person in line a coffee.
Send a positive text to someone you know may need a boost.
Don’t forget to be kind to yourself.
Businesses: Compliment customers on their choice of purchase.
Leave encouraging post-it notes in a library book.
Buy someone flowers.
Be a courteous driver.
Sign up to be a blood donor.
Leave encouraging post-it notes in a random place.
Sign up to be an organ donor.
Buy a house-warming gift for a new neighbour.
Treat everyone with the same level of respect you’d give to your grandparents.
Compliment a stranger's hair style.
Leave some change in/on a parking meter.
Check up on someone who looks lonely.
Tell your boss, teacher/etc that he or she is doing a great job and that you appreciate what they’ve taught you.
Bring cookies, fruit, bagels or sweets to work for everyone.
Tip waiters and waitresses when they deserve it.
Leave a thank-you note for the cleaner.
Offer your seat to someone when there aren’t any left.
Let someone go in front of you at the supermarket queue.
Share social media posts to help our Wakefield Businesses.
Repeat something nice you heard about someone else.
Share your umbrella on a rainy day.
If you knit/crochet or other craft, leave one of your makes in a random place in the city, with a *RAK TAG (Available as a print-out)
Let someone else eat the last slice of pizza or cake.
Ask someone if they are ok or having a nice day.
Gesture to someone when you’re leaving a parking space in a crowded car park.
Manners cost nothing and show respect.
Pledge to Shop local, keep Wakefield going.
Lend your shoulder to cry on.
Offer a tissue to someone in need.
Clean up after yourself.
Create a care package and send to a local charity.
Donate to Cap/Street Support instead of donating to street beggars. (It will get to the right people & be used in the right way)
Try a new shop/Restaurant you have you have never been in.
The next time you see someone in need, struggling or looking lost, stop and ask if you can help.
Send a nice email to tech support if they helped you.
Donate food to a charity (eg: St Catherine’s)
If you see people taking selfies, take the picture for them.
Be kind with your words.
Acknowledge staff and be courteous.
Recommend a film/series/game to someone.
Give directions to someone who looks lost.
Give someone your parking ticket if you have time leftover.
If you no longer have a use for something, donate it, don’t bin it.
Buy a Good Luck card for a new Business in Wakefield.
Create something for a stranger to enjoy.
If you overhear it is someone's birthday, make sure to wish them a happy one!
Businesses: Recommend other Businesses in Wakefield.
?Share or tag businesses on social media to help them get more visits.
Show respect to one another.
If you have a spare bag, offer it to someone at the supermarket till.
?Leave your change for your next purchase for the charity tin at the till.
Volunteer for any clean up days in Wakefield.
If you see litter in the bedding plants in the city, bin it.
If you have an idea that will help someone, tell them about it.
If you attend a regular event, tell others about it, spread the word.
If you are in a queue and it is taking time to get served, show patience.
Offer someone to go in front of you at the bus/train queue.
Businesses, spread the word about another Business.
Pass your Bus day ticket on to someone if you have finished with it.
Write a letter to a Business in Wakefield about your positive experience.
Smile and say hi to a stranger you see regularly.
Pass your used Magazine/Newspaper on.
Thank a labourer for their hard work & offer them a drink/snack.
Give up your seat on the bus/train.
Politeness will always be appreciated, always be polite.
Buy a lottery ticket or scratch card and leave on a chair in a café/bus station etc with a *RAK TAG (Available as a print-out)
Recommend a Service in Wakefield (Solicitors/Estate Agents etc)
Write a letter to an elderly relative/friend.
If the same bus driver/train worker takes you to on your commute daily/weekly, leave them a note/gift of thanks.
Give your time to someone. Time is the most precious gift.
If you see a local band & like them, spread the word.
Support everything Wakefield.
If you buy a coffee every morning, try a different coffee shop/cafe.
Pledge to buy birthday/xmas gifts from Wakefield #shoplocal
If you buy lunch every day, try somewhere new in the City.
Share your positive experiences/favourite Bar/cocktail etc.
Sign up to Shopappy (wakefield.shopappy.com) City specific online.
If someone looks confused at the bus/train station, ask if you can help.
Share your ideas/experiences on our page & make us smile.
Share the WFD RAK idea to spread the kindness.
Encourage others to take the WFD RAK Challenge
Give without expecting in return.