1. Watch our two RAC videos created by our students to find out what RAC is about:
2. Check out the RAC Ideas page on our website for our favourite RAC ideas!
3. Lobby at your local city council meeting to promote awareness of RAC Week to your community.
4. If you are an educator, google ‘kindness lesson plans’ to find some great ideas to teach in your students in your classroom and or school. Always remember to encourage your students to REFLECT on their RAC experience afterwards. Ask them how 'RAC'ing made them feel.
5. Enter our RAC contest and you could win $250 for your RAC photo and story! Email us at email@example.com to share your high resolution photos and stories. We will be featuring some of the best photos sent to us on our website and annual poster which will be circulated around BC the following year. Deadline for entries is March 6, 2017.
The RAC winners for 2016 for the best photo and story are:
1st place: Harbour View Elementary, Coquitlam, B.C. ($500).
Crista Jones, teacher and counselor in the Coquitlam School District and her students were the first place winners for the first annual RAC Contest. Here is their story:
Harbour View Elementary’s RAC week started with placing construction paper hearts with positive comments on each of the 300 student desks in the school as well as all staff mailboxes in the office. Later in the week, the 30 students from Harbour View’s RAC club, baked goodies to take around to various locations in our community. We went to: Port Moody Police Station, Port Moody Firehall #1, Eagle Ride Hospital, the Poirier Public Library, the School Board office, the Coquitlam Animal Shelter where we brought food for the animals and the employees, the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre, the Lakeshore Care Centre, Ecole Moody Middle, and Grandma Muriel’s (a school volunteer who helps the children maintain the school garden). With each delivery, we included a card wishing them a great day and they were signed by all the members of the club. It was a rewarding week, putting smiles on people’s faces!
2nd place: Lavington Elementary School, Vernon, B.C. ($150)
Colleen Harvie is the principal and submitted the second place entry. Here is her story:
Lavington is a rural school in Vernon, B.C. Our students have been participating in the Real Acts of Caring Week. We are actually doing this for two weeks. As the principal of the school I was excited to receive your poster because this speaks to what our school aims to be as a community of learners. Our mission statement is “Growing together as a caring and compassionate groups of learners.” The school has taken these past two weeks on with sincere care and compassion for others. On a rainy day last Thursday our grade 6 and 7 students went to a part of Vernon where the homeless and less fortunate people gather. They gave out hot coffee, hot chocolate and printed messages of hope and kindness. They shared their feelings and experience with the school at our Monday assembly. We are a small school of 160 students and every student is learning about giving from the heart. They have also learned is that a true act of caring is one that we do not have to share, just experience.
3rd place: Glen Elementary School, Coquitlam, B.C. ($100)
Sarah Husband is the principal of Glen Elementary School in Coquitlam. They celebrated RAC Week by collecting and donating packaged goods to the SHARE Society.
It's about doing something kind for another and not expecting anything back in return.
Watch these RAC videos created by our student leaders
RAC Week is Feb 12-18, 2017
Spread the word by presenting to your local governments!
The next RAC Week is:
February 12 - 18, 2017! See Contest Details to see how you can win $250 for best RAC photo and story.
It feels good!
Welcome to Real Acts of Caring (RAC)
It's about doing something kind for another and not expecting anything back in return. Browse our website, learn about this inspiring group of students, and even start your own RAC club.
RAC stands for
Real Acts of Caring
Commit kind and caring acts for our community members by giving out baked treats
How can I get involved in RAC Week?
Promoting RAC provides students with leadership opportunities ... like a trip to Victoria to visit with Christy Clark who passed a proclamation recognizing RAC Week for all of BC in 2016
RAC of the Month!
Reach out to your local community members and thank them for all they do for us