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Dakota

Help change the world with 100 Random Acts of Kindness

Dakota individual branch

Impact Stories Logged on This Branch: 35

Mission

Dakota is a student who likes spending time outdoors, skiing, and competitive ballroom dancing. Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), she is undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado. While Dakota is undergoing treatment for leukemia, she wants to see 100 people be impacted by random acts of kindness.

Learn more about the story behind the Dakota branch.

Branch Needs

You can help this branch grow in size by helping in any one of the following ways. Once you do, share your story.

  • Do a random act of kindness: Buy a stranger coffee, give up your seat on a full bus, anything to brighten someone's day.
  • Log your story here for Dakota to see: What did you do? How did the person react? How did it make you feel?
  • Spread the word. Invite others to join you.
  • Donate an invitation for others on Toppler’s waiting list.
  • Invite a teen with a life-altering illness who might want to help make a difference in the world to connect with Dakota

Branch Needs evolve over time, so check back.

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    Katie H

    My coworker Meg recently broke her wrist. She was having a down week -- she loves working out to relieve stress, which was temporarily not an option. She also has trouble typing with the pain, which is tricky for her day-to-day in the office. Thinking... (read more)
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    Ty K

    My girlfriend and I were one of only two tables at a recent visit to an Ethiopian restaurant. The other table was a homeless man who was obviously having a rough time. The owners apparently knew him, and I was told he often used what little money he... (read more)
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    Storey B

    On my way to a meeting yesterday, the line into a parking garage was blocked by a man in a wheelchair very slowly shuffling his way with one foot across the entrance. I was amazed to see at least a dozen people pass him, oblivious to his slow struggle.... (read more)
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    Katie H

    Yesterday was a coworkers last day in the office; she was about to depart for maternity leave. I noticed that her manager had not really put together anything to send her off, say goodbye, etc. On the way in, I bought a big vase of purple daisies and... (read more)
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    Mike M

    Went over to a friend's place and saw her young son feeling bummed out because he missed his dad, who was away for a week. Suggested that my son drop over a basket of his toys to perk up the lonely boy. It only took a minute, and for the small effort... (read more)
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    Mike M

    I was having dinner with some new friends when i heard their son was having a job interview he was nervous about. I volunteered to provide some interview training and spent a hour with him over coffee. By the end of the hour he was feeling confident and ready to go!
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    Mike M

    Small Random Act of Kindness to get things going...coming back from the Farmer's Market with some strawberries, I saw a homeless man. I picked out a handful of the best berries and asked my son to give them to the man. The exchange left all 3 of us feeling good.
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    Nithin J

    Performed a Random Act of Kindness the other day. I caught up with a great friend early in the morning at 7 AM and noticed a man who was raising money for the homeless shelter outside the coffee shop. I spoke to him that morning and he asked me to... (read more)
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    Beau B

    I overheard my wife talking to a friend about the new website she'd started for her business. I offered to look over her site and offer advice on copywriting, SEO, and other marketing aspects of the site at no charge.
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    Herb M

    Today I did a small random act of kindness. While ordering a drink at the Starbucks drive thru I asked them to add on a $5 gift card. When I got to the window they tried to hand me the card, but I asked that they instead give it to the car behind me.... (read more)
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    Herb M

    This impact post doesn't exactly count as a random act of kindness in support of Dakota, but it's a near miss and interesting because of that. Today while driving to work I watched a guy lose a large pile of wood out the back of his truck right at a... (read more)
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    Terry G

    This weekend there was a big thunderstorm and it was starting to rain in a way that you know it is just going to pour for the next hour or so. I was driving down the street with my wife when she said "pull over!" As soon as I came to a stop, she... (read more)
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    Terry G

    A few weeks ago I was out having dinner and couldn't help but hear the couple next to me with their young daughter. It seemed like maybe they were on vacation and they were figuring out what they could do over the next few days together. I remembered... (read more)
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    George A

    I have family dealing with cancer. Went up to visit them and saw how stressed they were with basic day-to-day life stuff. Like weeding the front garden. So I found some gloves, got a bag and cleared out the weeds. It wasn't a huge deal, but it was one... (read more)
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    Lauren H

    While in the drive-thru this morning getting my coffee, I noticed the women behind me was not looking to happy based on her body language. I ended up paying for her coffee and what ever else she ordered. Small things make a big change in someones day.... (read more)
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    Herb M

    I was riding my bike in Frisco, CO last week and a young girl waved me down to stop at her lemonade stand. When I pulled over, there was another gentleman there who bought my lemonade for me. It was simple random act of kindness, and it made me stop... (read more)
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    Katie H

    My friend Kelsey has had a rough spring. I'm seeing her Saturday - she doesn't know it yet, but there's a big bouquet of flowers coming in the car with me from San Francisco to her new place in Petaluma.
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    Jodie M

    Thank you for starting this living journal. Random acts of kindness are all around and I love hearing the positive in people! I had a woman change my world back in February 2013 when she dropped $40 under a bathroom stall while I was training my 2 yr... (read more)
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    Brooke A

    My sister and I were on our way to see a new movie at the theater. As I was driving out of my parents neighborhood, my car broke down at a stop sign. My sister helped me push it around the corner in front of someone's home. Now I'm no mechanic, but no... (read more)
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    Dave S

    I wanted to share a fun behind the scene story about this random act. Dakota had given me this domino several weeks earlier and it had been sitting on my desk. I was trying to come up with "a great" random act, but kept struggling with what to do. I... (read more)
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    Dano L

    If we go to the fundamental level, we are the same human being. ... Seven billion human beings are the same human being." Dalai Lama Dakota has been in our life for many years. What's amazing about being in the presence of Dakota is this: She reaches... (read more)
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    Neil H

    I have been trying to sell my riding mower on Craig's list for a few hundred $ for the past month. Finally, someone contacted me today to say they are interested. Turns out she is a single mom and we agreed a price of $200 today. She's coming over... (read more)
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    edawg3 L

    I received the Domino from my coworker who shared the details and story :) Upon receiving it, I invited our neighbor (who recently experienced a difficult breakup) to mass and coffee with my wife and me on a Sunday morning. We talked about the... (read more)
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    Colleen L

    My dear friend, Ashley, gave me Dakota's domino and explained the program while we were on a beautiful summer hike at Hessey Trailhead. I was really touched and of course wanted to be a part of things. I am so sorry it has taken me so long! I brought... (read more)
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    Ashley L

    It was a surprise treat when I received this domino from Storey. We were catching up, sharing what we're passionate about in our lives and giving each other encouragement for our endeavors. So, when Storey handed me the " domino" I was excited to share... (read more)
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    Storey B

    I'm excited to be part of Dakota's Random Acts of Kindness. For this domino I stopped to let a car cross the highway after watching for 5 minutes up the traffic jam that no one was letting them through.
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    Storey B

    I'm excited to be part of Dakota's Random Acts of Kindness. For this domino I told a cashier that I thought she was doing a great job after hearing the customer before me be rude to her.
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    Storey B

    I'm excited to be part of Dakota's Random Acts of Kindness. For this domino I helped a lady with an energetic group of little kids, push her cart of groceries to her car.
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    Bob S

    Hi, Dakota! This is a great idea! I saw an elderly lady walking home along a busy highway Saturday. I was able to give her a ride to her destination. Praying for strength and courage for you!
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    Gloria B

    I was thrilled when our daughter-in-law in CO sent us this domino so we could be a part of Dakota's random acts of kindness --- especially since our youngest son is an ALL survivor since 1984!!! Tom and I are doing random acts of kindness for our... (read more)
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    Storey B

    I'm excited to be part of Dakota's Random Acts of Kindness. For this domino I paid for the coffee of the car behind me in the drive thru. I hope it brightened that persons day!
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    Victoria B

    I was at an event with my children today, when a good friend introduced me to her friend, Angela. I had shared Dakota's story, and how Topplers was helping with the 100 Random Acts of Kindness, with this friend. She, in turn, had shared the story with... (read more)
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    Leanne L

    I received this Domino from Victoria, an amazing friend and someone who knew how much I would love this type of project. I know a young woman who was moving out of her shared apartment to live with her younger sister. Her former roommate had owned most... (read more)
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    Neil H

    Having got this domino from Dakota and knowing how much she wants to make the world a better place by having all of us perform random acts of kindness, I was at the grocery store today and saw a women drop all of her shopping when the bag broke... I... (read more)
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    Herb M

    I've been waiting for a moment of inspiration to add a random act to Dakotas branch. I started carrying the domino in my pocket in hopes that it would remind me that all it takes is a quick simple decision to make an impact. Today it wasn't much: I... (read more)