As a writer, I love a good backstory. And after I discovered Misha Collins and Random Acts, I wanted to know theirs. How did they get their start? What was the “defining moment” that put the wheels into motion?
Turns out, it was all about a tweet.
Misha Collins: The Man Behind Random Acts
Random Acts was co-founded by actor Misha Collins, best known as Castiel from the tv show Supernatural. Now, celebrities diving into charitable endeavors is certainly nothing new. But I wondered what motivated him into starting this. So, I did some digging.
I didn’t have to look far, because I quickly found this video:
There was just something about that collective positive energy–as harnessed by the internet–that really grabbed my attention. Sure, the internet is flooded with garbage “news” articles, trolls making unintelligent commentary, and worse. But this! This was proof that we could do better. It continues to be that proof.
Although there are many reasons why I admire and appreciate Random Acts, one of the things that keeps it close to my heart is the fact that it’s a place where that positive collective energy can go. We don’t have to sit idly by, shaking our heads at the negativity of others. We don’t have to just wish we could think of “something” we could do. Change is happening–here, and elsewhere–and they welcome all of us to be a part of it.
That’s why this year, I’m “donating” my birthday to Random Acts and their message. It’s my way of saying “thank you” to an organization that does so much, and inspires me and so many others to “conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time”. I hope you’ll visit their website to learn more about them. And if you like, make a small contribution through my CrowdRise birthday campaign. Together, we can change the world.
It’s already begun.