The First Project: Hope 2 Haiti

Yesterday’s blog post was all about how Random Acts got its start. As part of my continuing series about this wonderful organization, I wanted to introduce you to their first project: Hope 2 Haiti.

When co-founder Misha Collins tweeted to his fans in early 2010, asking them to support relief efforts in Haiti through UNICEF, the response was overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that it inspired Misha and some friends to create Random Acts. Inspired by a woman named Bonite Affriany, Random Acts and its supporters helped create the Jacmel Children’s Center. This center serves as an orphanage and school for children displaced by the devastating hurricanes. This was the first tangible evidence of Random Acts’ impact in the world, and the combined efforts of hundreds of people.

Random Acts’ current project is Dreams 2 Acts: Nicaragua. Construction is already well underway on a beautiful free high school in San Juan del Sur. The school will help bring educational opportunities back to those who have been excluded from school through a variety of circumstances. Along with large-scale projects like these, Random Acts continues to provide financial support for a wide variety of acts of kindness all over the world.

Because I believe in the power of kindness, and because Random Acts inspires me so much, I have chosen to “donate” my birthday to the cause on CrowdRise.com. I hope you’ll take a look at my fundraising page, and donate/share if you feel so moved. I like feeling like I can be a force for positive change in the world, and this is one of the ways I’ve chosen to do that. Please join me!