do good

We hope that Kyrie’s story and the Kyrie Foundation move you to care about helping families just like yours fight pediatric brain cancer. You can help us by volunteering your time & resources, but you can also help by doing good with the life you have—to care in honor of those who cannot.

The surge of good works that followed Kyrie’s story sparked our rallying cry, “Go, Kyrie, Go!” We published this idea list of active goodness on Kyrie’s blog as a way to inspire little ways to do good.  We’d love to hear your ideas, too. Just e-mail us with your idea, and we’ll add it to the list!

1. Hug.

2. Use your turn signal.

3. Grow flowers.

4. Pick up trash.

5. Go for quality not quantity.

6. Read.

7. Read aloud.

8. Pick a charity & donate consistently.

9. Pick a charity & volunteer consistently.

10. Take lunch to a friend.

11. Send a letter.

12. If you can sing, sing.

13. If you can organize, organize.

14. If you can paint, paint.

15. If you can care, care.

16. If you can encourage, encourage.

17. If you can build, build.

18. Take photos and give them to your subjects.

19. Extinguish blight.

20. Wave to your neighbors.

21. Stop gossip.

22. Take extra flowers to a nursing home.

23. Organize a clean-up effort.

24. Buy local.

25. Ignore yucky “entertainment.”

26. Learn a craft.

27. Teach a craft.

28. Memorize and pass on your favorite poem.

29. Memorize and pass on your favorite psalm or proverb.

30. Take your car to youth car washes.

31. Buy something at a bake sale and take it to someone lonely.

32. Plant trees.

33. Remember that someone’s birthday.

34. Share your garden’s produce.

35. Visit.

36. Look for a child in need to whom you can give your child’s clothing.

37. Hold the door open.

38. Make a new friend.

39. Smile.

40. Let a car into your lane.

41. Rescue a mutt rather than buy a pedigree.

42. Eat dinner together at the table.

43. Laugh out loud.

44. Examine your “latte factor” and decide where that money could be better spent.

45. Comfort the sad.

46. Encourage the disheartened.

47. Conserve.

48. Hire an adult with a developmental disability.

49. Donate blood.

50. Get & use your library card.

51. Become a “block parent.”

52. Donate coloring books to hospitals.

53. Shovel snow or mow the lawn for an elderly neighbor.

54. Mentor.

55. Recycle.

56. Attend high school theater productions.

57. Cook a homemade meal for your family.

58. Teach your children to cook your favorite recipe.

59. Pick & master a new hobby.

60. Teach your hobby to children or to the community.

61. Give a “thank you wave” when someone lets you into their driving lane.

62. When it comes to stuff, remember that less is more.

63. Notice.

64. If you’re feeling bad about your behavior, apologize.

65. Use your manners, i.e. please, thank you, excuse me, etc.

66. Listen.

67. Listen to another perspective.

68. Listen to musical virtuosos.

69. Thank a farmer.

70. Thank a custodian.

71. Thank your parents.

72. Thank God.

73. Get interested in something that’s meaningful to you and good for others.

74. Drive slower through school and construction zones.

75. Have patience when driving slower through school and construction zones.

76. Don’t assume the worst about someone.

77. Give another family a Thanksgiving meal.

78. Be a Christmas angel to those in need, even it means having less for yourself.

79. Discuss the bible.

80. Choose to work with joy.

81. Assume nothing about another’s character by his or her clothing or hairstyle.

82. Bless a sneezer.

83. Make yourself feel someone else’s pain.

84. Prepare.

85. Choose one day of the week that’s TV free in your home.

86. Accept gratefully, even if it’s less than you expected.

87. Be careful with your words.

88. Take 10 minutes to think about someone else’s life.

89. Recognize and nix manipulation and corruption.

90. Walk for those who can’t.

91. Pray.

92. Don’t jump to conclusions.

93. Research and appreciate your ancestors.

94. Allow another’s path to be different from yours.

95. Right a wrong.

96. Picnic.

97. Go fishing.

98. Appreciate.

99. Be authentic.

100. Do a good work without expecting anything in return.

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look who’s doing good!

Andover Central High School Girls’ Softball Team

Organized by coach Rita Frakes, two Andover, Kans., girls’ softball teams faced off for “Hit for the Cure,” a double-header fundraiser for charity, including The Kyrie Foundation! Thank you Andover High and Andover Central!