RAOK: Recognizing the good others have done


What Random Act of Kindness have you done, witnessed or been a recipient of?

Let us know by writing about it at the end of this story and you may win something.

Bob Sweatt is the latest winner of the RAOK promotion sponsored by Lake Tahoe News. He nominated a friend, but we have Bob’s contact info so the award is going to him. He won a $50 certificate from Sealed with a Kiss.

Our goal is to start off the year on a great note and recognizing all the little and big things people do for one another. Local businesses are getting in on the acts by providing the prizes.

Now, tell us about your Random Act of Kindness.

The few rules that apply to the promotion and more details about it can be found on this story.


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Comments (6)
  1. Upper Truckee says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    Recently, we cleaned out our closets and gave many clothes (some still new) to a family who lost all of their belongings in storage. Most of the clothing were mens winter clothes which fit 3 grown teenagers. The feeling of thankfulness was so overwhelming from the mother that her kids can be warm this winter that she did not know how to thank us. It makes us feel good knowing that we helped a family who really needed help, but would never ask for it.

  2. snoheather says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    My daughter just received a lot of new toys for Christmas and as we were finding places to put them away she started making a pile of her older toys. When I asked her what she was doing she responded that she wanted to donate them to other kids that don’t have as many toys as she does. It is very heartwarming when a 7 year knows about the importance of passing things on to others in need.

  3. dumbfounded says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    I must confess that I am a little torn with this contest. My wife and I are supporters of many charities. We donate generously. However, I would not want to be recognized for those donations as it would feel wrong to my wife and I. We certainly do not donate for our personal gain. On the other hand, I think that telling others about it may be a good thing that might encourage people to donate to others less fortunate than themselves. We support Bread and Broth, the Barton Attic as well as Christmas Cheer (all year!). Please support these local groups as much as you can.

  4. info says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    I don’t see RAOK being about charity. It’s about being kind. While charity is kind, it is also in many ways premeditated. Whereas as random act of kindness is just that — random. I don’t think there is anything wrong with encouraging more kindness or charity. Supporting the groups you mention are great. Opening the door for someone is too.

  5. earl zitts says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    My ramdon act of kindness is to offer free custom fitted earplugs to anyone impacted by the auditory concussions from SnowGlobe.
    This is made possible through a generous grant by the City of SLT. Call Mr. O’Rouke to thank him for pushing this through.

  6. dreamer says - Posted: January 7, 2012

    i would like to nominate my daughter leslie, and her friend casey. Leslie saw all of the mess snow globe left behind.
    THey decided that it was up to themselves to help with the clean up of her own town.
    She and casey went behind the college to the trails that lead to sierra tract.. with lots of large garbage bags, and cleaned up the trails. I am very proud of her for her efforts to keep tahoe beautiful, and to clean up the mess left behind.