There has never been a greater time to respond to the hurting world around us than right now. We are all called to make a difference, and Jesus provides the example we all need. It’s time to unleash deliberate acts of love and compassion as we Dare to Love those around us.
So, here’s how it works! Listed below are a few acts of love we can do to make a difference. We will use the letters from the phrase Dare to Love to help guide our actions. Together we will watch the love spread throughout our communities, and together we can help reach our goal of 10,000 people impacted by acts of love before the summer ends. Let’s get started!
Acts of Love
Below is a starting point to help you show Acts of Love to others. You can follow this list or allow it to inspire you to go out and show your own act of love to others.
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10,000 Acts of Love – it's a big goal, but with everyone working together it can be done! The only way to know though is to track it. Fill out the short form to update the tracking chart! If you want to remain anonymous, just submit a response without your name. Dare to love today, tomorrow, and next week, but come back and add each act to the total!
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In total 600 Children’s Hunger Fund boxes were filled and donated, along with additional financial donations. “We loved getting to do this small act of kindness with our kids. It was a good reminder that we all have so much that we take for granted. We didn't have to think twice about spending money to fill a few boxes. Thanks for this opportunity!”
Bought the guy behind me his meal, drove away not expecting anything. Got a wave and big smile. Nice way to start a day!
Purchased toys for the children at LA Children's hospital. The toy's are given to the children after they receive a treatment.
Purchased furniture covers for an unemployed family to update old couches for a family of 6 since they are home more and wanting a nicer space. Sent over dinner as well.
Stopped for a stranded couple with car trouble. Offered to help jump-start their car. Didn't work so I offered to call or give them water or a blanket. They appreciated my kindness.
Several friends needed reminded that even though we were dealing with COVID isolation they were loved. So I had bracelets mailed to them with saying that reminded me of their individual strengths and beauty.
While talking with the neighbors and offering assistance with a project, we learned his handyman and friend was injured. So we shared the use of our health device with him. He was very grateful for our time and generosity.
Moved my brother from Bakersfield to Santa Clarita.
My family and I opened up our home while they were trying to sell their home. We offered lunch and dinners for a few days while they had showings and home inspection since they had nowhere else to go with everything closed due to COVID.
Provided cards for nursing home patients. Sent handwritten “thinking of you” cards to 3 people.
I passed out Children's Hunger Fund boxes to people who drove by Discovery Church.
I volunteered at Valley College for their scholarship committee.
We grew fresh basil and zucchini in our yard and brought bunches of it to four of our neighbors' homes as gifts. We talked about how nice it was to see each other and share smiles and enjoy the wonderful herby smells basil leaves on your hands, and what good foods we've made with zucchini and the new crops of cabbage and kale and chard and limes still coming...we want to help others grow food and are trying to see how to support that mission in our lives.
My family listened to just Mercy on audiobook to understand some of the conversations going on in our country right now. Although hard, the book helped me to empathize in a greater way.
I started a book club with a group of educators that focuses on reading young adult literature that is inclusive and diverse. In this group we discuss issues that are facing our young people today and how we can open discussions through literature and allow our kids to see themselves in print. Literature serves as a window or a mirror for our kids. We have read, "Just Mercy" , "Stamped" , and more.
I've had several conversations with friends and shared thoughts on the race topic.
Provided assistance to a homeless man in Simi and provided him with transportation to the Samaritan Center.
Ran across the street to help my neighbor up off the asphalt after she tripped and fell. This is a neighbor who dislikes everyone and is mean. She was so astonished that someone came to her aid. She spoke to me a week later and was so thankful. I am hoping that God has planted the seed of kindness in her through me.
Talked with our neighbors who are expecting a new baby. Shared some items with them for babies and knit a baby hat for their new little one.
Provided meals for a (senior) neighbor who recently lost his wife. This week he was hospitalized and we are talking with his adult children. They know that we 'go' to RLC ... they've been asking a lot of questions.
Surprised a couple in our Community Group with a social distanced farewell party before they moved out of state.
I offered to pick up groceries for friends who can not go out often as their daughter is recovering from treatments due to leukemia.
Over 30 “Be Kind” shirts have been purchased during this Dare to Love initiative, with the intention of promoting kindness. Wear the shirts and be reminded that kindness begins with us. Keep an eye out for the “Be Kind” shirts in your community.
Got baptized in my backyard with my community both in person and on Zoom as witnesses.
We continue to pay our cleaning person even though she is not cleaning our home due to social distancing. We know her family depends on this income.
Left a neighbor who we don’t know, a gift on his patio for his college graduation. He responded by leaving a very thankful note on our patio.
While waiting in line to drop off a donation at Salvation Army. It was very hot andI noticed how hard the men were working. After getting through the line I went and bought bottles of cold water and brought it back to the workers.