Random Acts of Kindness Day Feb 17–how you can give back right now in Huntsville

Child and woman read book together by service dog. Give back for Random Acts of Kindness Day in Huntsville
It’s time to support your Huntsville nonprofits for Random Acts of Kindness Day! (Huntsville Learning Center / Facebook)

Although it’s always the time to be kind, certain days encourage us to dig a little deeper.

This Friday, February 17, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. So if you’re looking for ways to give back to the community, check out a few of the many amazing nonprofits here in Huntsville.

Support children + make Huntsville’s future brighter

Children sitting on floor in a circle. Give back for Random acts of Kindness Day
There’s no better way to invest in Huntsville’s future than by supporting children for Random Acts of Kindness Day. (Village of Promise / Facebook)
  • Every Child Has a Story—This organization helps children eight and up build excellent communication skills through through programs such as Speech Crafters, Debate Club and The Writers Vibe.
  • Village of Promise—Using a multi-generational approach, Village of Promise advances families out of the cycle of poverty.

Help Huntsville stay safe + healthy

  • Alabama Kidney Foundation—The foundation supports kidney patients through financial assistance and educational services and promotes organ donation awareness.
  • Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Center Huntsville–This 40-year-old organization supports children and adults with autism. Recently, they’ve introduced the Journey Academy which teaches social interaction competency, vocation skills, daily living strategies and more.

Keep Huntsville beautiful + creative

Burritt on the Mountain
If you love art, give back to the community by supporting Huntsville’s art scene on Random Acts of Kindness Day. (Burritt on the Mountain / Facebook)
  • Burritt on the Mountain—Known as “The Jewel on the Mountain,” this magnificent restored 19th-century home hosts various concerts, plays, and exhibits.
  • Huntsville Ballet—This valuable nonprofit is North Alabama’s ambassador for ballet, preserving the discipline through performances, education and outreach programs.

Be a champion of education

Artist telling a group about her work
Give the gift of learning for Random Acts of Kindness Day. (Huntsville-Madison County Library / Facebook)
  • Huntsville-Madison County Public Library—The library seeks to foster in the community the desire lifelong learning through youth outreach, workforce development, valuable classes and more.
  • Huntsville Learning Center—This volunteer-based organization partners with families, schools and communities to help students become skilled learners and responsible citizens.

Enrich the community + overcome crises

  • Huntsville-Madison Co RSVP—The Huntsville RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) encourages citizens 55+ to make a difference in their community through volunteer service.
  • New Futures—This is the only homeless shelter in North Alabama that allows families to reside in the same unit together. They also offer life skills workshops.

Want more ideas for celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day? Check out these awesome Huntsville organizations:

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Lacey Spear
Lacey Spear
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