Good Deeds

Hi, Everyone! Here I’ve compiled a list of good deeds that you can do to help contribute to people in need, or even to yourself. Thank you to the Love Anonymously blog for the suggestions, and list! I personally suggest doing a good deed at least once or twice a week, and if you do more, Great! You are the decider of how much good you want to do.

  1. Make a Changepot.
  2. Anonymously leave notes, books, journals, etc. around your city like Secret Agent L.
  3. Help out your family by emptying the dishwasher, or any other chore, without being asked.
  4. Join Operation Beautiful and post notes on mirrors like “You look beautiful today!” to encourage positive self image.
  5. Leave your extra change in a vending machine for someone else to use.
  6. Send a candy cane gram, or a valentine to an old friend or someone who could use some cheering up. Or even just a random gift to someone. It doesn’t have to be on a holiday.
  7. Be a kind driver. Let someone merge in front of you during rush hour. Always use your blinker.
  8. Make somebody smile.
  9. Leave small, handmade toys for people to find like The Toy Society.
  10. Compliment someone everyday.
  11. Inspire others by being kind, or maybe sharing an inspirational video/quote/book.
  12. Click to give. There are several click to give sites, but one of them is The Hunger Site.
  13. Bake something for somebody else.
  14. Be extra kind to someone that you may not always treat kindly. Or, be extra kind towards a stranger.
  15. Spread the love by leaving I Love You cards around your town or school.
  16. Leave encouraging notes in self-help books (or any other books) for others to find.
  17. Offer to babysit for a family for free, especially if they are having a hard time and could use a break.
  18. Anonymously grant a wish on someone’s Amazon wishlist.
  19. Cut coupons and leave them by the appropriate items in a grocery store for others to use.
  20. Pay it forward by offering to pay the bill for the person in line behind you at the drive in, or at the tolls on a highway.
  21. Support your friend’s endeavors. Donate to their club, attend their sporting match, watch their play/concert, etc.
  22. Be a genie and grant 3 wishes for nonprofits. Many small, local nonprofits have “wishlists” of items they are currently looking for or always need. Provide 3 of those items.
  23. Pick a random name from the phonebook and send them something nice (a letter).
  24. Reward someone else for a good deed that they did.
  25. Anonymously send someone flowers.
  26. Make breakfast for someone you love on a random day of the year.
  27. Decorate a mason jar and fill it with slips of paper thanking someone for the things they’ve done for you.
  28. Send a thank you note to a current or former president, or to someone else.
  29. “Advertise” your favorite nonprofit by adding a link to it on your blog or website.
  30. Cut down waste by clearing your plate every meal. Only make/take as much food as you know you can eat. You can always go back for seconds!
  31. Donate the “free” item you get in a “buy one get one free” deal.
  32. Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with thank you notes and even little gifts to the teachers that have helped you learn.
  33. Create a Socialvibe account and earn money for nonprofits by looking at ads.
  34. Search to give by using a search engine that donates to a nonprofit of your choice for every search you make (like GoodSearch).
  35. Microvolunteer by doing small tasks online through websites like Sparked.
  36. Thank your mailman by leaving him or her a note or baked goods in your mailbox. To make it especially anonymous, drop a letter addressed to “All Mailmen” in your town’s community mailbox.
  37. Tell someone you love everything you love about them. Make a list of 101 things you love about your mom, dad, sister, friend, whoever!
  38. Bring baked goods to your local police or fire station to say thank you. Especially perfect if you have extra baked goods after a bake sale.
  39. Send a virtual thank you note to someone through the State Farm Thanks for Being There program, which will donate to Fisher House for each thank you sent.
  40. Do yourself a favor by quitting a bad habit, like smoking or biting your nails.
  41. Leave a nice thank you note or a very generous tip for your waiter when you dine out.
  42. Thank your custodians and janitors.
  43. Play Games That Give. They donate approximately 70% of their ad revenue.
  44. Join Hope is in the Cards and fill the mailboxes of the people you love with friendly mail.
  45. Finish a punch card (for a restaurant, car wash, etc.) and give the “free” one to someone else.
  46. Go a day without complaining.
  47. Recycle all of the soda cans you use for at least a month.
  48. Turn off your computer every night before bed for at least a month.
  49. Take shorter showers.
  50. Plant a tree.
  51. Cut back your use of paper products. Make copies double sided.
  52. Watch less television.
  53. Use a reusable water bottle every day.
  54. Carpool and take public transportation when possible.
  55. Recycle and/or donate used ink cartridges.
  56. Try to switch some or all of your lamps to energy efficient light bulbs.
  57. Try to avoid going to fast food restaurants, which are both unhealthy and bad for the environment.
  58. Properly recycle old, used batteries.
  59. Clean up a public area like a nature trail or a beach.
  60. Turn off your computer for an hour and exercise.
  61. Use Care2 to advocate and click for the environment.
  62. Volunteer at your local park.
  63. Participate in a Relay for Life event.
  64. Conserve energy by turning your thermostat down (or up) a couple of degrees.
  65. Walk for something that is important to you.
  66. Use reusable rags instead of paper towels when possible.
  67. Pick up a piece of trash you find on the ground and dispose of it properly.
  68. Use a reusable lunch bag instead of brown paper bags.
  69. Participate in Earth Hour.
  70. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  71. Use SaveWatts as your search engine. It’s black background saves energy.
  72. Provide work clothes for economically disadvantaged women through Dress for Success.
  73. Make a garden and donate what you grow.
  74. Donate old clothing to non-profits like the Salvation Army.
  75. Support the Uncultured Project, or anyone trying to change the world on their own.
  76. Donate a shoebox filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child.
  77. Donate a Mercykit.
  78. Go 24 hours without eating, or participate in a 30 Hour Famine.
  79. Fight hunger through the Pound for Pound Challenge.
  80. Support Mother’s Against Drunk Driving in your state, and keep others from driving drunk.
  81. Sponsor a Child through an organization like World Vision.
  82. Give a Kiva loan (microloan).
  83. Fill a cup with food for a 25 cents donation to the World Food Programme.
  84. Make a list of the things you are grateful for, or the things that you love.
  85. Sponsor a family (during the Christmas season).
  86. Donate a turkey for a Thanksgiving meal.
  87. Volunteer to build a house through Habitat for Humanity.
  88. Volunteer at a local homeless shelter.
  89. Thank your school nurse.
  90. Read a book that inspires you, or that has inspired others to do good.
  91. Exercise your right to vote.
  92. Make a real effort to get to know somebody else.
  93. Petition against animal cruelty.
  94. Put out a bird feeder to feed the birds.
  95. Send cookies to the troops.
  96. Send your extra halloween candy to the troops.
  97. Support Tide Loads of Hope.
  98. Volunteer in a hospital.
  99. Donate soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  100. Donate unused computer time to research.
  101. Send a net to help stop malaria.
  102. Learn CPR.
  103. Help support someone going through cancer treatment through Spirit Jump.
  104. Provide a child with vitamins.
  105. Donate blood or volunteer for the American Red Cross.
  106. Donate lunch by adding a definition to the Community Dictionary.
  107. Help someone else with their homework.
  108. Donate a laptop to a student who needs one.
  109. Light a candle for homeless youth.
  110. Turn your old shoes into places for kids to play through Nike’s ReUse a Shoe.
  111. Donate your birthday to a charity of your choice.
  112. Write a letter to santa to support the Make a Wish Foundation.
  113. Leave a note or a dollar in a library book for somebody else.
  114. Make and donate a hand-made dog toy to a local shelter.
  115. Provide a soldier’s child with dogtags.
  116. Help children with speech difficulties by adopting a word.
  117. Click to donate a bible.
  118. Donate old prom clothes and shoes to the Glass Slipper Project.
  119. Have a conversation with a homeless man or woman.
  120. Write more love letters.
  121. Buy a book through Better World Books.
  122. Donate books to the library.
  123. Become a bone marrow donor.
  124. Volunteer abroad.
  125. Meatless Mondays
  126. Give a Cup of Joe.
  127. Tab for a cause.
  128. Donate to an orphanage.

If you have any more ideas, please feel free to email me at, and I will gladly add them! Enjoy, and have fun!


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