Saturday is Choose Kind Day in Austin. Here’s what’s happening

You can never have enough kindness, right?

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Austinites are encouraged to choose kindness on Saturday. Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Mayor Steve Adler has declared Saturday, Nov. 11 Choose Kind Day in Austin, a day when Austinites are encouraged to participate in random acts of kindness and volunteer with their favorite nonprofits while using the hashtag #ChooseKindAustin to spread the word.

In honor of Choose Kind Day and in conjunction with the movie “Wonder,” which opens on Nov. 17, a variety of events are being held across the city on Saturday and into next week. Here’s a sample.

  • Austin Pets Alive! mural:┬áSnap a photo next to the new kindness-themed mural at the Austin Pets Alive! thrift store and receive 20 percent off anything in the store on Saturday.
  • Adelphi Acre Gardens Work Day: Generation Serve has coordinated a work day at these gardens, where volunteers will tend to the butterfly gardens and weed, mulch, harvest and plant in the donation garden beds. Produce collected from the harvest will be donated to a local food pantry.
  • Ronald McDonald House meal prep: Generation Serve has also coordinated this opportunity, which will include preparing a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while they have a family member at the hospital.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities for all ages in the Austin area at

Author: Kristin Finan

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