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Ideas to share kindness

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We thank the Stanford Office of Community Engagement for providing this list of local organizations that you can support during Cardinal at Work Cares.

Local organizations have provided links to volunteer opportunities, giving pages and holiday wishlists. Please help support families in need in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. For those links that are wishlists, we encourage you to look up the organization to learn more.

Questions about this list or contributing? Contact Megan Swezey Fogarty in the Office of Community Engagement.

Additional ideas of ways to give back:

  1. Send an email of appreciation to your child’s teacher
  2. Pay for someone’s coffee
  3. Pick up trash in your neighborhood
  4. Donate gift cards 
  5. Do a good deed for an unhoused person
  6. Pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor
  7. Smile and say hi to 3 strangers
  8. Donate old towels and blankets to an animal shelter
  9. Send an uplifting text message to 3 people today
  10. Purchase extra dog or cat food and bring it to an animal shelter
  11. Put your phone away while in the company of others
  12. Email a former teacher who made a difference in your life
  13. Write a thank you card to a local hospital or wildfire firefighters