Thank you to everyone who has offered support for the second annual NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness initiative #NKPR26!
Last weekend, on World Kindness day we announced that on November 25/26, NKPR will once again be completing 26 consecutive hours of charitable activities and random acts of kindness throughout Toronto and NYC. We have already received tremendous response from our clients, partners and friends and we can’t wait to come together, give back and spread some holiday cheer!
The schedule is now finalized. We’ll start on November 25th at midnight and will go until 2am on November 26th. There is something for everyone so let us know if you’d like to get involved by emailing email@example.com.
From now until November 26th, we’re collecting gently used clothing, bags/purses and non-perishable food items. Do you have something you’d like to contribute? Your contribution will help support Fred Victor and Red Door Shelter.
We’re also collecting kitchenware for Romero House refugee shelter and Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth. If you have old ladles, pots, pans, spatulas, plates, cutlery, etc — anything you don’t use or need anymore, we would love for your help on this!
Drop donations at 312 Adelaide Street West, Suite 100 from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm!
Midnight to 2am on November 25th
Tell us what kindness means to you by tweeting @NatashaNKPR and filling in the blank Kindness is… On November 25, 2016, we’ll put the call out on social and answers will be illustrated overnight on the front windows of the NKPR office. Stop by between midnight and 2am on November 25th, 2016 to watch the work unfold or follow on social media using the hashtag #NKPR26.
4am – 5am on November 25th
Our partners at Guelph-Humber and Humber College will be sending us student resumes to review and to provide constructive feedback. If you are an aspiring PR professional and have a resume that you are looking to improve, you can send it directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: 26 Hours Resume Review.
Spin for a Cause
7am – 8am on November 25th
Join us for a spin class at Ultimate Athletics! Your $25 admission will be donated to a charitable cause! To sign up, please contact email@example.com. A big thank you to Flow and Kind Bars, who have generously donated water and post workout snacks to all who participate!
Random Acts of Kindness
Throughout the duration of our 26 hours of kindness, NKPR will conduct random acts of kindness including but not limited to:
- 1am – 2am: Free late night taxi rides
- 2am – 3am: Free food delivery
- 5am – 6am: Surprise and delight early risers
- 6am – 7am: Good deeds to TTC workers in the subway stations
- 8:30am – 9:30am: Spreading kindness to commuters with support from Kind bars
- Noon – 1pm: Random acts of tea with support from DAVIDsTEA
- 5pm – 6pm: Social media surprise giveaways
- 8pm – 9pm: Surprise and delight with free Tiki Hut tickets at the Toronto Distillery Christmas Market
- 11pm – Midnight: Goodies to hospital nurse’s stations
Operation Christmas Child
4pm – 5pm on November 25th
We’ll pack 26 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, personal notes & photos for children in need. Thank you Goody for your donation of hair accessories!
Community meal programs
1pm – 6pm on November 25th
There are many local community programs that provide nutritious meals, a safe space and the opportunity to socialize. NKPR will help out at:
- 1pm – 4pm: Meal service at Good Shepherd with Cory Vitiello
- 3pm – 6pm: Bingo followed by meal prep and service at the Salvation Army Gateway http://thegateway.ca/
Care for Canines:
- 3am – 4am: Christmas at the Dog Park – tree decorating at St. Andrews Playground with treats and toys donated by PetSmart
- 6pm – 7pm: Baking dog and animal treats to donate to the Humane Society
Midnight – 2am, November 26th 2016
To cap off our 26 Hours of Kindness, the team along with volunteers and special guests will walk for a cause using the Charity app. We’ll meet at the NKPR Toronto office at 312 Adelaide Street West Suite 100 for a 3-5K night walk with all proceeds going to Alzheimers Association. Glow sticks and lights will be provided and we’ll continue our random acts of kindness along the route – giving out Tim Hortons cards and other goodies to random people on the street. Walkers will be greeted at the finish line with hot chocolate and carollers.
We’ll also be collecting donations for causes including Planned Parenthood, Vibe Arts, Save our Scruff.
The more the merrier so we hope you’ll join us. Follow along in the lead up and night of through the hashtag #NKPR26.