Abby’s AOK started prior to becoming an official nonprofit, tax exempt corporation. Abby, being the giving girl that she was, loved to surprise her friends with gifts.
Abby’s mission in that area continues. With the help of friends, family and others, we raised over a thousand dollars. Each week we give out two AOKs (Acts of Kindness). They are gift cards.
The store is Justice Clothes. It is a girls store for tweens. Abby loved to shop there. Each week we drop off two envelopes and the staff presents a gift card to an unsuspecting customer. A complete surprise and fulfills the mission of making a child smile. We receive feedback detailing joy and thoughtfulness. The staff tells us some of the adults are drawn to tears for the act.
The gift cards have gone over well with recipients. We receive feedback from people telling us how it helps with their perspective on things. Many promise to help others. Our Vice-President (Abby’s Mom) even randomly met a recipient who contacted us. We are now friends on Facebook and that person has promised to volunteer for the foundation as needed.
This will be a continual program of the foundation. Who knows, someday you may receive an Abby’s AOK!