Screenshot of part of a challenge sheet from Silver Spring Cares

Children from preschoolers to age 12 can earn a free meal at McGinty’s Public House, simply by completing the Random Act of Kindness Summer Challenge from Silver Spring Cares.

The non-profit has created two sets of challenge sheets, one for preschoolers and one for children ages 5-12, to complete. The sheets include 16 suggested, age-appropriate acts for children to undertake during August.

Once they’ve finished the challenge, they can take the completed sheet to McGinty’s any time from Aug. 27-31 for a free kids meal.

The suggestions for 5-12 year-olds include leaving water and a snack for the mail delivery person, holding a door open for someone, placing a “kind note” in a book for someone to find later, painting Kindness Rocks, learning about local non-profits, and others.

Silver Spring Cares also created a Pinterest page to accompany the challenge, offering how-tos and other ideas for acts of kindness.

The organization also would like to collect pictures and stories from children taking the challenge. They can be submitted via email to [email protected] or by U.S. Mail to:

Silver Spring Cares

914 Silver Spring Ave., Suite 103

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Children Invited to Take Kindness Challenge This Month

Children Invited to Take Kindness Challenge This Month

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Children Invited to Take Kindness Challenge This Month