What is AMOK?
AMOK stands for the Annual Melee of Kindness. Our goal during AMOK is to spread as much kindness across the globe as we can, with whatever acts of kindness we can perform. AMOK is a way to recognize that we can always find ways to be kind, and that sharing that kindness with the world inspires others to do the same. We truly can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.
Last year, AMOK was a 48 hour marathon where participants partook in a variety of activities from playing instruments to painting in the course of two days. This year AMOK was held over a ten day period, from May 23 until May 31, 2020 .
This is a really difficult time for everyone. Since we’re all in different parts of the world, we’re all affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic in different ways, but we are all affected. We have found that kindness during tough times is a great way to improve our own morale, and that of others, and because of that we need kindness now more than ever.
We’re expecting that many of us will be sheltering at home or otherwise struggling to do some of the things we normally would during AMOK this year. So we’ve come up with some great ideas on how to participate in AMOK online and from the safety of your own homes.
- Spend an hour doing something you love as a self-care act of kindness.
- Put together a list of “virtual tours” and send them to all your friends who have little kids at home.
- Writing letters or sending cards to isolated individuals who are special to us.
- Sharing your favorite non-profits on social media.
- Listen to someone who’s struggling.
- Make window stickers with positive messages or art for your neighbors to see.
- Take a walk around the neighborhood and pick up trash.
- Collecting donations of books or clothes while decluttering.
- Planting flowers in your yard or windowsill.
- Cooking a housemate a meal or doing one of their chores.
- Help a person knock out boredom with a streaming subscription.
- Paint rocks to leave throughout the neighborhood.
- Random gratitude shout outs to online friends and artists on social media.
Need more? Take a look last year’s hashtag # AMOKRA19 for more kindness ideas! Over the next few weeks, we will be posting more ideas on social media for how to get involved in AMOK from home and online. And don’t forget to share what kind of kindness you perform for AMOK on social media by tagging @RandomActsOrg while using this year’s hashtag # AMOKRA20 , and by filling out the AMOK Participation Form!
How do I Participate in AMOK?
Is anything not allowed?
Please ensure you read and understand the terms and conditions of this event. In simple terms you need to make sure that what you’re going to do is legal, ethical, and honest. In the fancy legal terms we’re required to use, that means:
- The Applicant agrees to maintain all necessary licenses, permits and approvals, and to conduct its business in compliance with all applicable local, state, federal and national regulations.
- The Applicant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Random Acts, its directors, officers, members, agents and employees against any and all demands, claims, actions or causes of action, liability, loss, damage or expense of any nature whatsoever.
There’s something I’m still not sure about…
Not a problem. If you have any further queries or need any further assistance, you can get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Make sure you check out these resources if you would like to make tags for your AMOK act of kindness!
And remember that self-care is an act of kindness too. Give yourselves a little bit of kindness, look after your loved ones, and stay safe.