about the project
In November 2012 the William & Mary Student Assembly began the task of implementing a campus-wide engagement campaign coined the '1000 Acts of Kindness'.
The project had two purposes: to serve as a morale booster for the student body and highlight the importance of acting with giving with purpose. The objectives that followed seemed simple:
“Our ability to think about delay is a central part of the human condition. It is a gift, a tool we can use to examine our lives. Life might be a race against time, but it is enriched when we rise above our instincts and stop the clock to process and understand what we are doing and why...” – Frank Partnoy, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
1.) Collect stories from faculty and students alike about their experiences on campus- specifically about kindness they experienced or witnessed.
2.) Take these stories and share them with the community.
What began as a small initiative in the Student Life department has taken on a life of its own, and we are continuing the project this Spring.
What's the easiest way to get involved? First, submit your story about an act of kindness. The top link on the page will take you to the submission portal, which sends all responses to the 1000AOK drive. Submissions are completely anonymous, and of course, encouraged. Once collected, they will be used in various art projects to be unveiled throughout the year across campus. Submit your story, help us promote, and spread the mirth.