Laura Stelsel is director of marketing & communications at Kappa Delta Pi.
Last week, Executive Director Faye Snodgress and I were challenged by our KDP co-worker, Assistant Director of Membership & Chapter Services Chris Beaman, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Faye and I were going to make a donation to ALS (and a few other organizations that are dear to us) regardless, but we didn’t want to back down from Chris and his challenge. We’re a competitive bunch over here.
We were all ready to take the challenge together on Friday–we’d each brought a towel and a change of clothes to work–but before we did, we had a thought. While dumping a bucket of ice-cold water on your head is certainly a challenge, the act is over quickly. What if we were challenged to bring about good not just for one day, but every day?
So, Faye and I came up with an alternative: the KDP NICE Bucket Challenge.
On Friday, there were 131 days left in 2014, so we filled a bucket with 131 acts of goodness and kindness. We’ve challenged KDP staff to empty the bucket and complete all of the acts of kindness by Dec. 31, 2014.
We’ll be documenting our efforts throughout the year using the hashtag #NICEBucketChallenge.
We’re also challenging YOU to the Nice Bucket Challenge! Do you think you can complete an act of kindness every day for the rest of the year?