Endure4kindness

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Need a little Endure4Kindness inspiration? We’ve enlisted a special trainer for this year’s event to help keep you motivated from now until #E4K weekend, October 18-19.

We hope you’ll watch his first video and then drop by our Training Blog to read more about his many accomplishments. 

And don’t forget to tag your posts and pics on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram with #theRandomAct and #E4K.

If you are a part of the Supernatural fandom, you have probably heard of Random Act’s Endure4Kindness - E4K. If you haven’t, here’s a short summary: You pick a period of 24 hours during the weekend of 18-19th October, and do an activity of your choice for as long as you can. Why? To raise money by having your family, friends etc pledge money for you - the more you do, the more you raise. You then donate what you raised to Random Acts to help continue to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.

A problem many people face though, is: What should I do? So, I put together a list of activites - of course you can extend this list if you have some more ideas. (Note: some of these might not fit the “for as long as you can” concept, but if you don’t have the time, or have other reasons you can still do something that’s kind and I am sure people will still pledge for you! :))

CREATIVITY:

  • practise to draw as many poses as you can, time will fly
  • draw something for the people who pledge for you, maybe even portaits?
  • paint in as many different kind of styles you can think of, go crazy
  • knit scarfs or gloves and give them to homeless people
  • embroid inpirational quotes on something
  • write as many poems as you can
  • or write as many smutty fanfiction chapters as you can ;)
  • craft as many little gifts for friends as you can
  • decide for a theme and work on a series of photographs
  • sing in the streets for as long as you can (please don’t foget to ask for a licence first!)
  • make as many (url) graphics as you can (this is very tumblr specific i know) 

SPORTS:

  • obviously, run/jog for as long as you can
  • take a long bike ride with friends, maybe choose a route with beautiful views
  • take a long skateboard/rollerblade tour through your area
  • if you like it more quiet, do yoga for as long as you can 
  • or do a lot of meditation 
  • swim for as long as you can, be it in the ocean, a swimming pool or a lake 
  • row a boat with friends or family somewhere beautiful 
  • climb inside or outside, be it a mountain, a climbing wall or trees
  • (please don’t do any of these if you aren’t used to doing sports for such a long peroid of time!!! we don’t want anyone to get hurt)

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS:

  • give out candy to random kids [i hope none of the parents say no if you try :(]
  • give out coffee to homeless people (it’s not that expensive if you brew it yourself and keep it in a thermos bottle!)
  • do the “free hugs" thing if you are comfortable with body contact and get pledged for the amount of hugs you got

OTHER:

  • play video games for as long as your eyes can take (yes people do this for charity a lot, don’t tell me it isn’t something you can do)
  • don’t smoke for as long as you can, i am sure a lot of people would pledge for that! i am sure it’s worth it for just 24 hours!

I am unsure whether “blogging” is something you should do for E4K, as it is what we do all day, and I am sure no one but yourself would actually give money, even if it is for charity. Just try to get motivated, even if it is hard, I am sure it is worth it in the end! You won’t regret it! Have fun with E4K, guys! Let’s make it a good one!

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We hope you’ll watch this very special thank you message from this year’s official #E4K trainer, Sergei Sergeiovich. More than $57K was raised during this year’s Endure4Kindness, and it’s all thanks to you! 

P.S.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to fill out your E4K participation form: https://podio.com/webforms/9129709/673437.

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It’s almost time for the annual Endure4Kindness (E4K) event on October 18-19! For those of you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s basically a 24 hour time period devoting to ‘enduring’ (I prefer to say enjoying!) an activity of your choice to raise money for Random Acts, a nonprofit group committed to encouraging and sometimes funding random acts of kindness. You can raise money ahead of time, or have people commit to pledge money during your event based on the activity that you are doing. 

For my event, I plan on spending 24 hours sewing quick (but super fuzzy and warm) baby blankets for the Baby FACE group of the Wounded Knee District School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Manderson, SD, USA. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Pine Ridge, it is the home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and has a population of around 30,000 residents (recent estimates closer to 40,000). It’s the second largest Indian reservation in the country, yet the statistics are quite alarming. Nearly 80% of the residents are unemployed, with 50% of the population falling below the national poverty line (61% of residents aged 18 and younger fall under the poverty line). They are the second poorest county in the United States! And if their federal funding and casino incomes were combined and distributed, every resident of the reservation would only receive about $.15. (source) (more info)

The infant mortality rate is 5 times higher than the national average! Many programs, like Baby FACE are invested in making a difference for the children living on this reservation. They work with parents who don’t have access to basic necessities for children, like formula or diapers, and even provide education and enrichment activities for children under 3 years of age. The winter temperatures can reach -30 degrees, and they’ve asked me if I could make blankets to line cribs for toddlers and babies to have in shelters without adequate heating.

So if you want to support my endeavors, please visit my Crowdrise page and pledge anything that you can! Thank you :)

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A Special Thank You from Sergei! 

Over $52 Thousand Dollars Was Raised!

And if you haven’t already - fill out your E4K participation form [x]

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Endure4Kindness is only a few days away! Need a little #E4K inspiration? Check out this year’s training coach, Sergei Sergeiovich’s videos, then drop by our Crowdrise page to support an E4K-er or to sign up yourself.

And don’t forget to tag your #E4K posts and pics with #theRandomAct and #E4K this weekend. You never know who might be featured on our blog.

P.S. Wondering how Sergei is planning to endure4kindness? Check out his Crowdrise page. He’ll be teaming up with Master Chau and our dauntless Director Cinde Monsam.

Random Acts has not only inspired me to surprise people with random acts of kindness, but has also introduced me to the nicest people, who have become close friends.

To support Random Acts with their fundraiser, I’ll be drawing sock monkeys. If you know someone who could use some cheer, let me know. I’d be happy to make something personalized.

Please consider donating to this fundraiser. You can sponsor me by hour or donate a flat sum. All of the donations go to Random Acts and help them sponsor more random acts of kindness around the world. 

Endure 4 Kindness

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Our fearless Co-Founder, Misha Collins made it 20 miles yesterday and met a few new friends along the way.  If you had a Misha (or Sasha) sighting, we hope you’ll share you pics and stories by tagging #theRandomAct.org and #E4K.  

And, don’t worry, it isn’t too late to donate.  Our Crowdrise page will be accepting donations for the next few days. We’re perilously close to $67K right now. Who will be the abnosome supporter who pushes us over the mark?

Rocking photos by intrudatardis, zuvcastielfallenfromthursday and contrakat.

Help me reach my goal for Random Acts and Endure 4 Kindness!

Hello, you beautiful peaches!

This nekkid fool right here inspires us all to try and make the world a better place, right? I want to explain to you guys why raising money for Random Acts is so personally important to me. I’m sharing some private things about my childhood with you guys, so please read through to the end and consider the importance of charities like this one.

Deal? Deal.

I’m doing Endure 4 Kindness this year because I really like the premise of Random Acts as a charity, not just because this nekkid fool tells us to do it.

Let me ‘splain you a thing. This is me as a 4-year-old child visiting my father at my grandmother’s house.

I grew up very poor in roach infested apartments and our poverty also meant my mother had to give up my little brother for adoption before the state took both of us away. On top of that, I was born a quadriplegic and I’d had 12 surgeries by the time I was 11-years-old. Through my difficult childhood, my best memories very often involved random acts of kindness by perfect strangers. Sometimes these random acts of kindness meant the difference between having a meal and going hungry. Sometimes these random acts of kindness meant waking up from a nine hour surgery to find a brand new Barbie doll by my hospital bed because my mom could never afford toys like that.

I’m 31 now and those kinds of things are the memories that stick out to me the most. That is why a charity like Random Acts is so important and that is why I’m doing Endure 4 Kindness this year.

I can’t do this alone. I’ve set my fundraising goal to $1,000 over the next 55 days. I opened my page yesterday and I got $50 in donations already. That means there’s just $950 left to go to meet my goal. If 95 of you donate just $10 each, you’ll help me give back to an idea, a movement that once helped me survive as a child.

DONATE TO MY ENDURE 4 KINDNESS PAGE HERE!

It’s safe. I never actually touch the money. Your donations go straight to the charity. And the charity is legitimate. Random Acts just opened a whole orphanage in Haiti that our donations went to build from the ground up, for example.

And you know what? $10 is a pizza. It’s dinner at McDonald’s. It’s a movie ticket. If you can buy that stuff for yourselves, you can drop $10 in the virtual jar to help me reach my donation goal.

Score yourselves some karma points today, okay?

DONATE TO MY ENDURE 4 KINDNESS PAGE HERE!

So what is my endurance activity going to be? Let the website explain it first.

In simple terms E4K is a global endurance event. Participants are invited to pick an activity and invite their friends, family and members of the local community to pledge money. The more you do the more you’ll raise and the more acts of kindness you’ll help fund.

We’re inviting you to be creative with your ideas. If you want to climb as many trees in a forest as you can in a day then go for it. If you want to jog as far as you can backwards then that’s great. Want to jump rope for as long as possible then start practicing now.

E4K will take place over the weekend November 2-3. Participants are invited to choose one continuous 24 hour period over that weekend for their event. We don’t expect you to go for the full 24 hours of course, but it needs to be a continuous activity for as long as you can manage. So you can’t run for 3 hours one day, 5 hours a day later for example. It would need to be 8 hours all in one go.

Since I’m a quadriplegic, I can’t do a physical endurance activity, but I can do a creative one. If you guys help me reach my fundraising goal, my plan is to attempt writing a FREE novel in a 24 hour period. I’m an indie author (search Jessica Jewett on Amazon.com) but for Endure 4 Kindness, I’ll do a marathon endurance writing session and post each chapter as it’s finished. If any of you have ever attempted writing a novel, you know what kind of mental and creative endurance it takes! And this novel will be posted on my blog for FREE.

I was going to write Supernatural fan fiction for a 24 hour period, but for copyright reasons, fan art and fan fiction are not allowed in this event. We’re also not allowed to make money off anything we create for this charity event, not that I would. So I’m going to write a paranormal novel and it will be appealing to this audience, but it won’t be fan fiction. It’ll all be original and, again, available for free the weekend of November 2-3.

But you guys have to help me reach my fundraising goal for me to do it! At $10 each, I think you guys can do it!

DONATE TO MY ENDURE 4 KINDNESS PAGE HERE!

Thanks, you beautiful peaches. Much love!

My first year doing E4K!

I’ve been thinking for months for something to do for Endure4Kindness seeing as I can’t run or do anything physical but I finally reached a decision. So this year I will be writing for a long as I can on October 18th. It would be greatly appreciated if you would donate at my Crowdrise page as this is my first year doing this so expectations aren’t really high for any donations, so really any donation exceeds expectations.

My main goal for this fundraiser is to A. obviously raise money because E4K is an amazing fundraiser for an amazing charity, RandomActs, and it will be helping a lot of people in need. However my other goal is more personal. B. I started a novel but only have like 600 words written because I never have time to write with school starting and want to get this actually written! 

To make things interesting though I would like to offer a ficlet to anyone who donates! So if you donate to my fundraise just message me saying so and I will write you a ficlet with whatever prompt/pairing you want while Im writing on the 18th! 

Thank you for reading this if you have and seriously I would love anyone who donates. If you can’t donate I would also appreciate maybe reblogging this to get the word out?

That’s all folks!!

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Our fearless Co-Founder, Misha Collins made it 20 miles today and met a few new friends along the way.  If you had a Misha (or Sasha) sighting, we hope you’ll share you pics and stories by tagging #theRandomAct.org and #E4K.  

And, don’t worry, it isn’t too late to donate.  Our Crowdrise page will be accepting donations for the next few days. We’re perilously close to $64K right now. Who will be the abnosome supporter who pushes us over the mark?

Rocking photos by intrudatardis