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Welcome to

THE CHARA Challenge


                             The ComoNaz CHARA Challenge                                     #SpreadJoy #ComoNaz

You are invited to join us as we intentionally,

#SpreadJoy across our community! 

We believe that every day is an opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of those around us. 

One simple random act of kindness can change a life.

Below you will find a list of great ideas to start.

Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list and you are

encouraged to create some of your own.


As you do please be sure to post your experience through a screen shot and/or brief description on your Facebook, Instagram or other Social Media outlet. Be sure to include #SpreadJoy and #ComoNaz

(You can also send us an email through the push button below)


We hope this will be a great experience for you as you participate with us in Spreading Joy this season! 



Great Idea Starters...

  1. Smile at everyone. Smiles spread joy!

  2. Help someone with bags at the grocery store.

  3. Leave a note in a library book.

  4. Pick up trash (even if it’s not yours).

  5. Wash someone’s car.

  6. Visit an elderly neighbor.

  7. Let someone jump ahead of you in line.

  8. Compliment a friend.

  9. Compliment a stranger.

  10. Hold the door for someone.

  11. Leave happy notes on cars at the mall.

  12. Write a thank-you note for your mail carrier.

  13. Give hot chocolate or hand warmers to your garbage collectors.

  14. Bake cookies for neighbors and leave on their doorsteps.

  15. Pay for a stranger’s coffee at the drive-thru.

  16. Donate toys.

  17. Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.

  18. Paint kindness rocks and hide them.

  19. Donate food to a food pantry.

  20. Bring flowers to your teacher. 

  21. Donate supplies to a homeless shelter. 

  22. Take some treats to the police or fire station.

  23. Tell someone how much you love them.

  24. Make someone else’s bed (in your house).

  25. Visit a nursing home.

  26. Invite someone new to play on the playground. 

  27. Tell the principal how great your teacher is. 

  28. Fill a jar with candy for another family.

  29. Bring a treat to the custodian.

  30. Make dinner for your parents.

  31. Make a get well card for local hospital patients.

  32. Bring your neighbors’ trash cans up for them. 

  33. Do a chore without being asked.

  34. Give a treat to the bus driver. 

  35. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher. 

  36. Teach someone to play your favorite game.

  37. Ask someone new to play at recess. 

  38. Write a poem for a neighbor. 

  39. Make candy grams for the fire department. 

  40. Make a homemade gift for someone.

  41. Deliver water bottles or other packaged items to a homeless shelter.

  42. Make a card for your librarian.

  43. Send a postcard to a friend. 

  44. Hug your mom or dad. 

  45. Send a birthday card

  46. Spread positive gossip

  47. Be Kind to someone that is challenging to like.

  48. Decorate cupcakes and give them away

  49. Give out quarters to people at a Laundromat.

  50. Add quarters to a strangers parking meter

  51. Write life giving cards and hand them to random people that may need some positive life giving words spoken over them

  52. Tell someone to have a great day

  53. Do a Random Act of Kindness

  54. Buy the drink for the person behind you in line

  55. Send a thank-you note

  56. Call a friend you haven't talked to in a while

  57. Send flowers to someone.

  58. Leave a nice note for your wait staff letting them know you appreciate them

  59. Hang your kid's artwork on the fridge

  60. Offer praise for a job well done

  61. Double your normal tip amount

  62. Shovel your neighbor's driveway

  63. Leave a treat for the postal service/UPS workers

  64. Bring homemade cookies/treats to your office

  65. Ask your parents out on a date

  66. Leave a kind note for a co-worker

  67. Send comics to a friend who needs a laugh

  68. Post on someone's Facebook wall a photo or memory of you together

  69. Send an email about great customer service

  70. Wave to your neighbors

  71. Send a thank-you note to a teacher

  72. Leave a note in your kid's lunchbox

  73. Listen, pause & Really listen

  74. Put down your phone and give people 100% of your attention

  75. Help each other

  76. Let people know you are thinking of them

  77. Fold laundry without being asked

  78. Do the dishes without being asked

  79. Stickers, stickers are always a good thing

  80. Send a coupon for a future date or help

  81. Have your kids make a card for their grandparents for no reason other than to say hi

  82. Give the gift of your time

  83. Send your special someone a text telling them you love them and can't wait to see them.

  84. Leave a sticky note with a great saying or smiley face for a stranger to see

  85. Donate to charity

  86. Bring a welcome basket to a new neighbor

  87. Thank a law enforcement officer and/or fireman for their service

  88. Make a care package for someone not feeling well

  89. Email your child's teacher letting them know you appreciate them

  90. Babysit for friends one night so that they can go on a date

  91. Pass on a book that you’ve enjoyed

  92. Serve a meal at a homeless shelter or women’s shelter

  93. Make dinner for your neighbors just because

  94. Mentor someone

  95. Pick flowers and give them away

  96. Run errands for a someone

  97. Smile and talk to your cashier

  98. Invite a friend over for dinner

  99. Donate to a shelter or charity you love

  100. Tell someone they are AMAZING!!!

  101. Buy a gift card at a restaurant and give it to a family who is just coming into the restaurant.

  102. Leave silly voicemails

  103. Dance and sing in your car

  104. Help someone carry something

  105. Lay in the grass and look for shapes in the clouds with your kids

  106. Go on a mystery date with your special someone.

  107. Hide a note filled with kind words

  108. Give a stranger a $5 Starbucks gift card

  109. Make a recipe book of family recipes and email it to family members

  110. Send 5 people a tweet/Facebook message/text letting them know your thinking of them right now

  111. Compliment a parent on how well behaved their kids are

  112. Say something nice when others are gossiping

  113. Donate your old eyeglasses to the Lion Club

  114. Let someone have the close parking space

  115. Share when you hear someone being complimented

  116. Bring your special someone breakfast in bed

  117. Have coffee ready for your spouse

  118. Hold the elevator

  119. Say thank you to everyone you can

  120. Send dessert to another table

  121. If you are a good photographer offer to take family photos for friends

  122. Make 2 lunches and give one away

  123. Thank the customer service reps on the phone for helping you

  124. Call your Mom!

  125. Have a pillow fight with strangers (make sure they’re new pillows)

  126. Offer to carry someone’s groceries out

  127. Pay for the meal of a veteran or public service worker

  128. Be creative by asking the Lord to help you with ideas or ways to #spreadjoy / #ComoNaz





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