Program Details
DIY Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Create an Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar collaboratively to be ready for December 1st. Brainstorm 24 acts of kindness that draw from shared values across various faiths. Collect 12 paper towel rolls, cut them in half, and insert the acts of kindness on strips of paper inside. Residents can wrap these rolls in festive paper to craft the calendar. Placed in a communal space, each day of December, residents can open a roll to discover the act of kindness they'll perform. This project promotes a sense of unity, compassion, and shared purpose within the community.

  1. Emotional Engagement: Foster positive emotions through acts of kindness.
  2. Social Engagement: Promote a sense of community through collaborative brainstorming and crafting.
  3. Spiritual Engagement: Emphasize shared values from various faiths centered around kindness.
  1. Gather residents to brainstorm and list 24 acts of kindness on paper strips.
  2. Collect 12 paper towel rolls, cut them in half, and insert the kindness strips inside.
  3. Residents wrap the rolls in festive paper, creating the Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.
  4. Place the calendar in a communal space, accessible for daily opening.
  5. Each day of December, residents open a roll to discover the daily act of kindness to perform.
  6. Encourage residents to share their experiences and reflections on the acts of kindness.
Staffing Requirements
  • 1 staff member.
  • Additional staff/volunteers to assist participants if needed.
  • Paper strips
  • 12 paper towel rolls (cut in half).
  • Festive wrapping paper.
  • Writing materials.
  • Communal space for the calendar.
  • Physical Strain: Be mindful of residents' physical abilities during crafting.
  • Emotional Discomfort: Ensure acts of kndness are appropriate and comfortable for all residents.
Expected Outcomes
  1. Increased positive emotions through daily acts of kindness.
  2. Strengthened sense of community and shared purpose.
  3. Enhanced understanding and appreciation of shared values.
Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Community Engagement
Holidays, Advocacy, Volunteering, Socializing