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The prize drawing for this challenge is no longer open, but take it on anyway to spread kindness in the world.


 

 

TW_30day_Mar-02Acts of kindness aren’t random. An act, by the very definition of the word, is intentional–it requires action. Being kind is a purposeful choice, and a simple one. But despite its simplicity, kindness is something we forget about. We forget to be kind and we forget it can be found even in the darkest of places.

That’s why our challenge this month will highlight and amplify kindness everywhere: Complete an act of kindness for another once a day (at least!) between March 2 and March 31, 2015 at 11:55PM EST and share your act through the entry rules below. Travel Well will donate 10¢ per qualifying entry* to Achilles International, and for the person with the most entries, we’ll make an additional donation in the winner’s name in the amount of $1 per entry he/she submitted**!

* for up to 2,500 total entries

**see entry rules below

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Why Achilles International

Achilles International Runners

Achilles International runners in the NYC Marathon Photo courtesy of Ed Yourdin, Flickr

Achilles International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. For more than 30 years, Achilles International’s workouts and specialized programs have helped disabled children, adults and veterans around the world reach amazing physical accomplishments, like conquering the NYC Marathon, and find hope, inspiration and joy along the way.

We at Travel Well believe in making fitness and activity accessible and enjoyable for all, no matter where you start, what your goals are and what obstacles you face. Achilles does just that for those who face some of the hardest obstacles of all. We also believe in supporting nonprofit organizations, especially those that are highly rated for program quality, impact, and honorable business practices. Achilles International is ranked 4 out of 4 stars on Charity Navigator, earning high scores in our most valued categories.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Entering is simple: Do something kind for another, then tell us about it. Go beyond good manners and go out of your way to do something nice for another. Every day you complete an act of kindness between March 2 and March 31 at 11:55PM, share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #ActofKindness and tagging Travel Well Magazine (@travelwellmag on Twitter and Instagram.) Photos are encouraged, and we’ll repost every entry!

Need ideas? Here are 30 Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere >

Each contestant can enter once per day on each of the three social networks for a total of 3 entries per day, up to 90 total entries for the 30-day challenge. You are welcome and encouraged to post on each network additional acts of kindness more than once a day (the more kindness we can spread, the better!) but only one post per network will qualify toward your entry total. On April 1, qualifying entries will be tallied, and the winner and donation totals will be announced via the Travel Well Facebook page, so be sure to like the page and follow us there.

Note: We’re on the honor system here, so please be true and honest to yourself and your fellow challengers. If you don’t complete the challenge for a given day, do not post that you did, but do make a promise to yourself to do better the next day!

 

Are you in? Start with an easy #ActofKindness by inviting your friends to join in!

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