Mayor Hopes To Boost The Economy With '2,000 Acts Of Kindness' Challenge

December 17, 2020

The mayor of Fishers, Indiana, has launched the "2,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge", encouraging residents to complete 2,000 acts of kindness by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18.

Fishers is giving out $100,000 in gift cards at local restaurants to residents to keep the economy moving during the pandemic.

But the $50 rewards are conditional: the recipients must conduct an act of kindness to receive them.

"2020 has been a year that has challenged us as a community, but it has also given us new opportunities to come together," Mayor Scott Fadness said in a statement. "I've seen neighbors helping neighbors, offering to pick up groceries or deliver meals. I have seen our residents step up to support strangers, participating in food drives and creating holiday care packages for those in need."

Residents have been asked to share their kind act, or nominate someone who has performed a kind act, through an online form and on social media using #FishersKindness.

The acts can include gestures like picking up groceries for an elderly neighbor, sending notes of gratitude to co-workers or cleaning snow off a stranger's car.

"Shovel a neighbor's driveway, send a letter of encouragement to a friend, hold the door for a stranger," Fadness urged. "Find opportunities to serve others in new ways and let us showcase what Fishers is all about."

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