Acts of Kindness Campaign
A new “50 Acts of Kindness” campaign has been launched in honor of CSUSB’s 50th Anniversary. This initiative, designed to mobilize the caring power of the CSUSB community, encourages individuals and groups to commit to acts of kindness. These acts of kindness can be large or small, one-time or ongoing, but must be focused on making a difference in the lives of others.
One simple way to get involved in the program is taking one of the beautiful origami butterflies, doing the act of kindness printed on the wing, and then sharing the good deed by taking a photo and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos will be displayed on the Office of Community Engagement’s 50 Acts of Kindness website, and they will also be tweeted out using the hashtag #CSUSB50Acts. Participants will also be randomly selected for an act of kindness in return from the OCE staff.
Please join us in Pollinating Kindness, a participatory project by artist Annie Buckley and the CSUSB Office of Community Engagement’s 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign.
CSUSB President Morales kicked off our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign last
Oct. 1, 2015 at our Community Engagement & Volunteer Service Fair.
Give Back for the Anniversary!
DO the Act of Kindness
SUBMIT a picture of your Act of Kindness to email@example.com or post & tag us on social media using the hastag #CSUSB50Acts
SHARE the idea to keep the kindness going!
You may receive an act of kindness back from us!
50 Act of Kindness Spotlight
Thank you Coyote Nurses of the Desert for doing your acts of kindness last weekend. The group participated in the Desert AIDS Walk and raised $350 for the Desert AIDS Project. Way to Go PDC 'Yotes! Now that CND completed their acts of kindness who will be next?
Thank you ASI, Inc. for your Act of Kindness to The DEN. Your generous donation is appreciated. A great start to our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign! Go 'Yotes!
Thank you to our CSUSB Human Resources Department for sponsoring a student of The DEN food pantry! Your department provided a generous Thanksgiving Basket, which will make for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for our student and his entire family. We are truly thankful for all of your donations! Your department's Act of Kindness is greatly appreciated.
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow ‘Yotes, Jennifer Navarro, who’s an Administrative Support Assistant at Jim & Judy Watson’s Student Services Office. Every month, Jennifer and her group of volunteers, called From The Heart goes out to the community and feed the homeless. “Our group is called From the Heart, because our giving is truly from our hearts,” said Jennifer. Their group buys and prepares all the meals that are distributed every month to those in need. Not only do they provide a warm meal, but they also provide clothing and blankets.
Thank you Jennifer and your group of volunteers on leaving your paw print in our community. We applaud you for your selfless Act of Kindness and hope that each of our ‘Yotes will follow in your foot steps in helping make a difference to our community and beyond! Back to top
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow ‘Yotie, Lisa Gordon, who’s an Administrative Support Coordinator at the College of Business and Public Administration, Marketing Department. She loves to give back to her community as much as she can. She not only volunteers in the steering committee that oversees the Eat and Be Well event, but she also volunteers her time in helping to feed the homeless.
Eat and Be Well is a one-day event celebrating the Thanksgiving season by supporting those in need in San Bernardino County. Through collaboration between public agencies, businesses, volunteer groups, and the people of our community, Eat and Be Well provides those in need with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Attendees are also connected with social services that can help change their lives.
Thank you Lisa, as a volunteer you leave your paw print on our community. We applaud you for your selfless Act of Kindness and hope that each of our ‘Yotes will follow in your foot steps in helping make a difference to our community and beyond! Back to top
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow PDC ‘Yotie, Renee Anderson, a student who aspires to be a lawyer in the near future. She loves to give back to her community as much as she can and in return received recognition at the 2015 Basin Wide Foundation Awards Ceremony for giving her heart and soul to help other people.
Featuring in our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign, is our fellow Yotes! Coyote Nurses of the Desert had a good turnout for the AHA Heart & Stroke Walk 2015. CND members manned a station along the walk offering heart health and stroke education to participants. They also cheered the walkers and runners on, urging them to "Keep your hearts pumping!" The crowds were appreciative of their involvement, and they often received cheers back for being their future nurses.
Thank you fellow 'Yotie, Monica Vargas and your family for donating a Thanksgiving basket for The DEN. Your act of kindness is greatly appreciated.
EOP Renaissance Scholars are spreading their kindness today on 11/13/15 at The DEN. Thank you for helping at our food pantry for your act of kindness. Our EOP Scholars made 60 Coyote Day Kit, 65 female hygiene, 80 male hygiene and 60 DEN Warm Wishes Packets with Act of Kindness Butterfly.
The Office of Community Engagement would love to thank all of the following Social Science Clubs for participating in the food drive competition from Nov. 1-Nov. 18 for The DEN food pantry. As for the club that donated the least amount of canned food, they must perform the chicken dance and upload it on YouTube!
And the winners are: 1st Place: The Psychology Club with a total of 351 canned food;
2nd Place: The Sociology Club with a total of 140; 3rd Place: The History and Phi Alpha Theta with a total of 68; and 4th Place: The ALPaca Club with a total of 6 .Back to top
Thank you to the following clubs and honor society for taking a part in the Canned Food Drive for The DEN Food Pantry during November 2015.
-Social Work Student Association
-Future Social Workers in Action
-Phi Alpha Honor Society
Thank you Kim Hunsaker for participating in our 50 Act of Kindness Campaign and volunteering at the Annual San Bernardino YMCA Children's Christmas Parade/Toy Give Away.
Remember that acts of kindness inspires kindness! So lets continue to spread it in hope that each of our ‘Yotes will follow in your foot steps in helping make a difference to our community and beyond!
CSUSB would like to thank Arrow Heart Foundation of Arrowhead Credit Union for donating more than $1000 worth of food and toiletries to The DEN food pantry. We specially wanted to thank their IT Department for making this donation happen. Thank you again to the entire Arrowhead Credit Union members for your generous donation and for your Act of Kindness to CSUSB The DEN. Remember that kindness changes everything! Let's continue to spread kindness on and off campus!
The CSUSB Music Department is partnering up with the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House (LLRMH) to bring joy to families who need it most this holiday season! We are asking for a new toy donation, or an item from the list provided on the flyer. Any gift, big or small, is welcome! We will be collecting items from Dec. 1-Dec. 12, but you're welcome to drop off your donation at any time. You can drop off your donations at the Music Department box office (PA-145) located in the Performing Arts building.
The Music Department will be raffling off 3 pairs of tickets for our upcoming winter concert season to those who donate.
We thank you for your support!
Our Weekly 50 Acts of Kindness Spotlight goes out to Lydia Gonzalez. Lydia received a Kindness Butterfly at the Pay It Forward dinner this quarter and her butterfly had said, "send someone a hand written note of kindness." That's exactly what she did! She is gettingrecognized by us today in regards to a lovely letter she had written to her sister, she had other people in mind, but she chose her sister. It was very touching to read and as a sister she took time to write a beautiful note that even left her in tears while writing it. Now a days friends and family simply email or text. Receiving a handwritten letter is more meaningful and special to receive, than it would be through receiving text or email. She made not only her sister's day but our day as well for doing her act kindness.
Shout out to CSUSB Coyote Philanthropy Club for hosting a canned food drive for December for The DEN. Thank you for rallying several organizations to donate more than 300 canned food and toiletries. Thanks to the following organizations for your donation:
Coyote Philanthropy Club, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Cross Cultural Center, Women's Resource Center & The Pride Center, Iota Phi Theta, Women's Basketball, Adult Re-Entry Center, EOP & SAIL, English 306 and Lambda Theta Alpha.
What a great way to show your kindness to our fellow 'Yotes!
Our weekly act of kindness shoutout goes to the Coyote Advertising (Coyote radio). Recently, they had just finished their 2015 "Holiday PSA" Sponsorship Opportunity, which would be aired on the radio throughout the month of December. Just by donating 40 non-perishable food items and following several steps, a department could have been on the air for free in December. Thank you Coyote Advertising and to the following departments for collecting non-perishable food for The DEN! You're act of kindness is well appreciated. Thank you for to the following: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, College of Arts & Letters, College of Extended Learning, College of Education, PDC Communication Club, Coyote Advertisements, Coyote Radio, Institute of Child Development & Family Relations, Information Technology Services, Office of Community Engagement, Department of Special Ed, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Office of Graduate Studies & Office of Student Research, Budget Office, Thrive-Health Promotion, and Women's Basketball.
Our spotlight of the day for our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign goes to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for sponsoring a Veteran’s family of 5 for the holiday! The entire department came together to purchase more than 25 gifts for the family. “The best part is seeing their children’s smiles as they opened their gifts,” said Tanya Valery, Administrative Support Coordinator of ORSP. Thank you Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for giving a #CSUSB student’s family a wonderful holiday with your generous and selfless act of kindness. We hope this inspire our ’Yotes to continue to spread kindness this holiday season.
Lets remember to give back to our community and spread kindness with no expectation of any rewards, but that feeling that you made a difference in someone’s life, however small the act is!
Our spotlight of the day for our 50 Acts of Kindness Campaign goes to the College of Natural Sciences for collecting more than 50 canned goods for The DEN food pantry! We would like to thank Dean Kirsty Fleming for getting her college to support the food pantry specially at this time of the season. Thank you Math Department, Biology, Health Science & Human Ecology, Geology and the CNS Dean’s Office for your generous donation. We hope this inspire our ’Yotes to continue to spread kindness this holiday season. I wonder who will be the next to do their act of kindness in 2016? #CSUSB50ACTS #PollinatingKindness #EngageCSUSB