What is AMOK?

AMOK stands for the Annual Melee of Kindness. In past years, it’s been a global day of kindness that got people all over the world out into their communities committing whatever random act of kindness they wanted. This year, AMOK is going to look a little different, but it will still bring people together to do good!

The details of how this is going to work, however, are very hush hush! Why’s that? Because now we’re partnering with our very strange cousin, gishwhes! AMOK will now be an item on that infamous scavenger hunt list, directing people to complete a specific task and document it in order to earn points. Since it’s Random Acts, you know the item will spread kindness, and since it’s gishwhes, you know it’ll be a lot of fun. But don’t worry! If zany scavenger hunts aren’t your thing, you don’t have to register for gishwhes in order to take part. Just keep an eye on Random Acts’ social media accounts. We’ll tease the item leading up to the hunt and then announce it so everyone can take part, whether you’re doing gishwhes or not!

AMOK will take place sometime between August 5 and 12. We won’t know the specific date until the item is announced because, well, our friends at gishwhes like to keep us all on our toes. But it will be like having a surprise holiday in August and who doesn’t like that?

This sounds like a great idea! What do I need to do?

First of all, mark your calendars for the week of August 5th! If you want to register for gishwhes, just head over there and brace yourself for a week of seriously fun mayhem. If you’re not taking part in gishwhes, just keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook event page. You can also get in touch with your local Regional Representative who will be able to provide assistance if you need it. Then, once AMOK is over, simply go here to share all the awesome video and/or photos of you in action.

Please note: Children under the age of 18 require the consent of a parent or legal guardian to participate in all Random Acts sponsored events and to volunteer with Random Acts.

Anything else?

As well as AMOK we have Class Act which allows you to enter your act for consideration for an award if you are under 18 and part of a school group. Simply click the above link once your act is completed to find full details on how to submit your act.

I have a really cool idea but I can’t afford to do it. Can you help?

You can apply for funding for your act by filling in this form. Note that you will need to provide receipts/proof of purchase for any expenses you accrue.

Is anything not allowed?

Please ensure you read and understand the terms and conditions of this event. In simple terms you need to make sure that what you’re going to do is legal, ethical and honest. In the fancy legal terms we’re required to use, that means:

  1. Applicant agrees to maintain all necessary licenses, permits and approvals, and to conduct its business in compliance with all applicable local, state, federal and national regulations.
  2. The Applicant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Random Acts, its directors, officers, members, agents and employees against any and all demands, claims, actions or causes of action, liability, loss, damage or expense.
  3. Applicant shall defend, indemnify and hold Random Acts; its members, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless against all claims, demands, obligations or liabilities of any nature whatsoever.

Theres something I’m still not sure about…

Not a problem. If you have any further queries or need any further assistance you can get in touch by emailing events@randomacts.org.