Imagine the excitement a child would feel if they randomly found a kite at the playground or what if you showed up to do your laundry and the washer and dryer was already full of quarters for you? Random acts of kindness or RAOKS are meant to help or cheer up a stranger, for no reason other than to make them happier. Hands Across the Bay has a deep affection for helping others and making people smile, which is why we are committed to bringing joy to Tampa Bay through our random acts of kindness. We invite everyone to become a Kindness Warrior with us!
To get involved with our RAOK program, fill out our volunteer application here or make a donation here!!
- Put a smile on a child’s face by giving them a balloon for $1.
- Spread love by giving a card and a flower for $5.
- Spread joy by giving treats, toys, and cold water to dogs at the park for $25.
- Make a child’s day by giving a basketball, football, soccerball and volleyball for $50.
- Show kindness by giving dinner to a police station, fire station or give gifts to teachers at a nearby school for $100.
Contact us if you would like some of our Official Hands Across the Bay #KindnessWarrior bracelets and/or Random Act of Kindness cards!
Congratulations Eric Jacobson for being our first recipient of the Hands Across the Bay Kindness Warrior of the Year Award! Eric took the initiative to join our team as a volunteer to spend his summer out and about in the community spreading love and completing Random Acts of Kindness. We are so proud of him! Thank you, Eric!
#KindnessWarriors In Action:
"On 10/15 I was in line with some of my squad mates at Chipotle. We work for the Florida Highway Patrol and when we went to pay for our food a very nice person bought our food for us. The cashier wouldn't say who paid for our food, but instead handed us a card from your organization. I just wanted to say thank you so much! I don't know who this person was, but maybe you may know them and can say thank you for us? I can't tell you how much that made our day. With as much negativity against law enforcement officers there is today, something just as simple as a hello and thank you for your service goes a long way. So again thank you for lunch and supporting us!"
"So in the midst of a crazy short staffed busy day at work this group of smiling people show up on the unit... they thanked us for our service and passed out bags filled with these awesome goodies! They said they are kindness warriors, no attachment to the facility... how cool is this? SO much gratitude just for their gratitude :) Thank you, www.handsacrossthebay.org, your gesture truly touched myself and my coworkers #KindnessWarriors #NurseLife"