February: the month of love, kindness and caring for those special someone’s in your life. Whether it’s your significant other, your family or your girlfriends, we all love those warm and fuzzy feelings that this month brings us.
This year, we are challenging ourselves and others to share the love with both friends and strangers alike. February 17th begins Random Acts of Kindness Week, where everyone is encouraged to do something kind for someone else. A few of our eCommerce team members shared their good services, and we’ve pulled together a list of some feel-good deeds we hope will inspire you this month.
Caitlin Rodermund, Social Media Specialist
As my random act of kindness I volunteered at “Fashion & Compassion” to help in their boutique where they sell jewelry and other crafts. “Fashion & Compassion” helps women who have fallen off the ladder of economic mobility gain or re-gain that access. It was two hours of my time and allowed me to help this organization. It helps me get perspective on things going on in my life and reminds me to be kind to everyone because you don’t know what someone is going through. Whether its volunteering your time, opening a door for someone, thanking a veteran for their service, or just simply saying hello to someone, it all makes a difference.
Jessica Gottbrath, Email Marketing Analyst
One of my girlfriends was a having a really rough week, dealing with work and boyfriend troubles. To cheer her up, I made a “Don’t Stress About It Kit” and included her favorite treats like wine, bath bombs, chocolates, a candle and a note of encouragement. It didn’t take too much time or money, but it was a sweet something to help get her out of her rut. Oh, I also pet dogs I see out in public. Judging by the tail wag, it makes the dogs (and myself) really happy.
Erica Gold, Senior eCommerce Copywriter
There was a time a homeless man was in Harris Teeter sitting on the bench just inside the doors trying to stay warm. He wasn’t asking for anything or bothering anyone. It was Valentine’s Day. I bought him a heart of chocolates and my fiance bought him a sandwich and coffee. You can tell he not only was surprised, but so grateful. It truly made our night.
Ways to Give Back
Need a little inspiration on ways to give back? Here are a few ideas that we hope will inspire you to do something kind for someone else. We’d love to hear the ways you pass around kindness, big or small, by commenting down below or on our social media at @CatoFashions.