What is Spark?
Spark is our new name for the Annual Melee of Kindness (AMOK). Since 2012 AMOK has been our global kindness initiative, when people all over the world go into their communities and commit as many random acts of kindness as they can. Big or small, one or many, all acts of kindness help ignite the Spark.
Why did the name change?
AMOK has served as a yearly reminder of our biggest goal: to spread as many acts of kindness as possible. What we have learned, however, is that the word “amok” does not evoke a sense of kindness all over the world.
In Germany and other countries, “amok” has a much more violent connotation. While other parts of the world may interpret this word in the jovial manner it is intended, we do not want any part of Random Acts’ mission to be misunderstood. We are so thankful for this opportunity to learn and improve.
And now that we know better, we can do better.
Spark is the same celebration of kindness, but with a new name that we think better defines the true intention of this event. When we came up with a new name for the event, we thought of all the brightness each participant brings to their community. We know that when people witness acts of kindness, they are inspired to do the same. Each kind act can be a catalyst for untold good.
We want all of you to ignite Sparks of Kindness in your communities and all over the world.
What does a Spark of Kindness look like? It could look like helping to refill your local food pantry. It could look like donating your time to pick up garbage at the beach. It could look like volunteering to walk your neighbor’s dog. The possibilities are endless, and the value is immeasurable.
Tell us how you ignited a Spark of kindness!
Need Ideas? There are so many ways we can light up the world.
There are a variety of reasons why someone would want to do service from their home setting. We have compiled a list of ideas for doing service from home
Kindness doesn’t have to cost anything! Here are some free and inexpensive ways to spread kindness in your community
Thank you for considering how you can carry out acts of kindness in senior community. Here are some suggestions to get you started, but we’re sure you will be able to think of lots more!
Is anything not allowed?
Please ensure you read and understand the terms and conditions of this event. In simplest terms you need to make sure that what you are going to do is legal, ethical and honest. In more formal terms that means:
- The 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.
- The applicant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Random Acts, its directors, offers, members, agents and employees against any and all demands, claims, action or causes of action, liability, loss, damage or expense of any nature whatsoever.