26 Days of Kindness: EWU’s Contributions

The Eastern Washington University Community has mounted an extraordinary response to NBC News reporter Ann Curry’s call for 26 acts of kindness in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The 26 Days of Kindness initiative, coordinated by EWU’s Office of Community Engagement, has brought together faculty, staff, students, and alumni in random acts of kindness. An initial listing of the acts follows; additional details and dates are posted on the Office of Community Engagement website. It’s not too late to launch a 26 Days’ initiative; any area or individual who would like to do so would be welcome to contact Ms. Molly Ayers, Director of Community Engagement, at 359-2792 or 808-5472.

  • Donation drive for the Crosswalk Teen Shelter (Student Activities Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) and Career Services)
  • “Happiness Counts,” a presentation by John DeGraff, co-founder of the Happiness Initiative (JFK Libraries and CALE/PEHR)
  • Stuffed animals for Sally’s House (Office of Global Initiatives)
  • Household goods’ drive for the Mission Community Center (Office of Community Engagement)
  • 26 pairs of socks and gloves for the Cheney Clothing Exchange (Office of the Provost)
  • $26 from 26 units for Give It Up 4 EWU Scholarships (Office of Grant and Research Development)
  • INBC blood drive (Alpha Omicron Pi)
  • Valentines from the Academic Success Center
  • Valentines with the Domino Project (Delta Sigma Theta)
  • Hot chocolate and hugs in the PUB (Alpha Kappa Psi)
  • Second Harvest food drive, volunteer income tax assistance (VITA), and KSPS pledge campaign (Beta Alpha Psi)
  • Student appreciation study snack (College of Business and Public Administration)
  • “Ask Us” booth in the PUB (Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Transfer Center)
  • EWU Police appreciation dinner (Dressler Hall)
  • Graduate Studies open house with 26 varieties of treats (Office of Graduate Studies)
  • $26 for 26 people to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery: please contact Carol King if you would like to be a donor (JFK Libraries and the Learning Commons)