The Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK) promotes and performs small acts of kindness at the school and in the community. The club recently held an “October Challenge” asking students to submit their acts of kindness to be voted on by RAK club members. The winner was Brooke Dominiak, a Senior at BEHS. Below is her submission:
For my random act of kindness I bought dinner for thirteen pregnant teenagers from the Florence Crittenton center. Florence Crittenton is a program for teenagers under the age of 21 who are pregnant and a victim of Rape who did not want to abort their babies. The thirteen girls were at Bliss Spiritual Co-op in Mount Pleasant for a three hour retreat. I showed up uninvited and bough Chick-fil-A dinner for all the girls. I dropped off the dinner and gave the director my RAK coin. The director of the retreat was so impressed with my random act of kindness she invited me to stay and help volunteer with the retreat that night. Staying with the girls that night, really gave me a new perspective on life. While eating dinner I remember hearing the girls say ” I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten Chick-fil-A.” Then the youngest girl who was pregnant (she was only 12 years old) said “I’ve never heard of Chick-fil-A before.” It was in that moment I realized how fortunate I am and how much one small act of kindness can make a difference in so many lives! Out of thirteen teenagers I was the oldest person in the room who was not pregnant. Yet, I can’t even imagine what it must be like to have the life of any of those girls and how strong they are to be able to go through with having their baby. Overall, in my random act of kindness I stepped out of my comfort zone, gained a whole new perspective on life, and at the same time I provided a meal for thirteen girls who were eating for two.