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Misha Collins Starts NGO with Inspiration from Twitter

The world is better with kind people in it. The smallest acts of kindness, from sparing some change to feeding hungry people on the streets to merely greeting someone you walk past on the sidewalk, can make a huge difference in the world.

The nonprofit organization Random Acts encourages kindness in people across the globe each day. It aims to inspire people to buy cups of coffee for strangers, and it even does amazing work with larger projects, such as building a school in Nicaragua.

“At Random Acts, it’s our mission to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We are here to inspire acts of kindness around the world both big and small. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better,” their website reads.

The organization began in December 2009, when actor Misha Collins asked his Twitter followers, who are referred to as his “minions,” to come up with ideas for nonprofit initiatives, according to Random Acts.

Eventually, he morphed his idea into a private charity, and appointed Cinde Monsam as the director. “With Misha and Cinde’s direction and leadership, and the daily attention of an extraordinary administrative team, we have an organization poised to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time,” the website informs.

Now, the organization has done plenty of work all across the globe in a huge effort to make the world a better place through many acts of kindness.

For instance, many young girls in rural Uganda often miss several days of school, and are shunned when they are on their periods. With funds from Random Acts, Assistant Regional Representative Emma Beattie, provided towels, underwear, soap, wash bags and advice to these girls.

In addition, Random Acts provided the funds to high school student Grace Bugnacki. She is from Eureka, CA, an economically depressed area, and she often saw homeless families being transitioned from house to house.

To make the transition easier for the children in these families, Bugnacki had the idea to make blankets for them to give them the feeling of home. With the help of her church, the young student was able to make some blankets for the poor, homeless children in her neighborhood.

Recently, Random Acts has found itself in Nashville, TN for yet another act of kindness. Napier Elementary is located within a low-income school district, where most of the federal funds go to providing free lunches for the children.

Random Acts’ Senior Design Officer Sam Garner and the rest of the team made it possible for a third-grade class in the school to attend an end-of-the-year field trip to the zoo, which proved not only to be very fun, but also educational.

It might be a long road to make the world a completely better place, but it can be done one random act at a time. Anyone can help the organization by donating to Random Acts or fundraising.

Still, perhaps the easiest and most rewarding thing a person can do to help the cause is perform an act of kindness. Come up with an idea to help others, and seek the help of Random Acts to make your idea come to fruition – or simply buy a cup of coffee for a stranger.

Any little act can make a huge difference.

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7 Comments

  1. Lisa

    August 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Actually, Random Acts (named as such, not “Random Acts of Kindness” as many other organizations have named themselves) is a legal, registered nonprofit organization. Their EIN is publicly accessible via their website. I’m not sure what “people” are “split” over the validity of the organization and the work it does, but I can assure you that it is a legally-sound organization, and one which I am proud to support. I suppose I can understand NYMM not wishing to endorse an organization outright, but you’re more than welcome to do so, as it doesn’t put you in any negative light, legal or otherwise.

  2. Maycee Dukes

    July 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Anara,
    Thanks for reading and we appreciate your concern. Upon a bit of research it seems that people tend to be quite split over the validity of Random Acts of Kindness; NYMM is not directly endorsing the charity, but rather appreciating the work Collins did to promote betterment among mankind and the overall idea and goal to perform random acts of kindness throughout one’s everyday life. We hope you understand and again, we appreciate your readership.
    Best,
    Maycee
    NYMM Editing Team

  3. Anara

    July 24, 2017 at 4:34 am

    THIS IS A SCAM , MISHA SAID SO HIMSELF!!!

  4. fati

    July 23, 2017 at 2:19 am

    I wanna try my best to become someone like misha collins. he’s truly a human. every country needs a misha collins. America is so lucky to have him 😉 protect him America

  5. Ayechann Mon

    July 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    U r such an angel, misha

  6. Kyla Alisna

    July 22, 2017 at 11:12 am

    YESSLAYMISHOMG

  7. Kyla Alisna

    July 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

    YESSLAYMISHAOMG

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