Random Acts of Kindness in Lexington

Use the hashtag #PatchRandomActs on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word about a selfless act you witnessed or experienced in town.


Have you noticed your friends or neighbors making a difference in Lexington? We want to know about it.

Whether it's taking a stray dog to a shelter, taking the trash out for a sick neighbor or helping shovel snow, every random act of kindness is appreciated by the community.

We want to see how many random acts we can inspire across the United States in the 905 communities Patch covers. If you know of someone who has done a good deed in Lexington, tell the story in the comments section below. Also, be sure to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #PatchRandomActs.

To keep the momentum going and it pay it forward yourself, here are some ways you can help others in the community:

  • Volunteer at the food pantry, senior center or a local school or church
  • Pick up trash on the side of the road
  • Donate can goods or other food items to a local food pantry
  • Check in on an elderly neighbor
Lynn Caesar February 22, 2013 at 02:22 AM
The wonderful group of volunteers from The Neighbor Brigade of Lexington have been enormously helpful to me after I broke a bone in my foot and was one-legged for two weeks and on crutches and in a cast since my injury. Stephanie Lawrence who heads the Lexington chapter of the Neighbor Brigade (and is now the Executive Director), was like a beacon of light when I needed so much to manage day to day challenges and get back to work as a self-employed person. She and her caring and dedicated group of volunteers helped me with rides, shopping, pet care, light housekeeping and support in knowing that there is a caring community in Lexington who shows up in times of need. The Neighbor Brigade is there for people/families with medical crises, tragedies, loss, and unplanned hardship. Their volunteers step in to help where immediate family and friends just can’t do it all, from grocery shopping and meal delivery to car pooling and light house or yard work, I feel great pride in knowing this group is available in our own back yard. When I am mobile I have every intention of paying forward (to quote Stephanie) to join this network of supportive volunteers and give back to this terrific community. Thanks to Stephanie, Katherine Pike (new co-leader of the Lexington Chapter) and the outstanding volunteers of the Lexington chapter of the Neighbor Brigade.


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