‘Make Kindness the Norm’ by getting in on RAK week, Feb. 12-18

Random Acts Kindness Week is celebrated the second week of February each year as a reminder of the importance of kindness in our everyday lives. This year’s theme is “Help make Kindness the Norm” and The Hudson League for Service, which spearheads RAK activities locally, encourages residents to “look for moments of random kindness” throughout the week and “every day,” according to HLFS President Barbara Bos.

In addition to looking for random acts, residents are invited participate in a coloring contest. Copies of the coloring page will be available at Destination Hudson, 27 E. Main St., or can be downloaded at hudsonleagueforservice.org. Entries may be left at Destination Hudson or posted with the hashtag #RAKHudson to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Bos said.

The week will also feature the third annual Share a Book Drive on Sunday, Feb. 19. Hudson High School students Jeremy Lavoie, Grant Putnam and Jason Dement – who operate “The Page Turners” – will host a drive-by donation drop off from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Farinacci Pizza parking lot at 86 Owen Brown St. The teens will take gently used books of any kind and ask that larger amounts of books be packed in boxes. Books will be given to a variety of worthy organizations including Literacy in The H.O.O.D. in Cleveland, Bright Star Books in Akron, prison libraries and the Hudson Food Pantry.

Visit hudsonleagueforservice.org for more information on RAK or local events. ∞