Gov. Mark Dayton Proclaims Nov. 12-16 “Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week”

Head of the Lakes United Way encourages the community to be moved to kindness

Inspired by the work of 40 Minnesota United Ways and several partners in the community, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Nov. 12-16 as Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week. During this week, Head of the Lakes United Way invites everyone – volunteers, donors, businesses, community members, and children – to intentionally exemplify kindness with the goal of helping to unify the community and to kick-start ongoing acts of kindness.

“Our nation is faced with significant challenges, including natural disasters, racism, violence, and terrorism. To develop solutions and build resilience, we must unify first and foremost as human beings, regardless of our differences,” said Matt Hunter, President of Head of the Lakes United Way. “Through Minnesota United Acts of Kindness Week and beyond, we’re seeking to support all humankind.”

Some of the suggested acts of kindness include: Leaving a note of appreciation for a friend or co-worker, surprising someone with coffee or lunch, and holding the door open for others.