Saturday, February 9, 2013

RAK WEEK: MISS TEEN OKLAHOMA UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Saint Basil (329-379); bishop of Cesarea
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Casady sophomore, Caitlin Costello is Miss Teen Oklahoma United States!  Caitlin invited her friends to volunteer at the Food Bank Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Caitlin and teens from McGuiness High School and Edmond North kindly provided ideas to motivate people to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK WEEK). One of the ideas was to volunteer at the Food Bank more than once.

Caitlin will travel to Washington D.C. this summer to compete for the Miss Teen United States title. The areas of competition include interview with 5 judges, platform, evening gown and fitness. The dates of competition are July 2nd thru July 7th, and she will be marching in the 4th of July parade on Capitol Hill.

Caitlin has been doing volunteer work with various charities and has chosen the Infant Crisis Services Center as her platform. She hopes to raise awareness regarding hunger in our state as well as our country and the world. The United States Pageant System's national platform is Relay for Life.

Caitlin has never competed in a pageant before, but her sister who is 10 years older has competed for 7 years, so Caitlin has seen the process. Her sister Anna Marie has competed in many systems and won or placed on the state and national level. Anna Marie also applied for the Miss title and won.  Anna Marie and Caitlin will be making appearances and going to Washington D.C. together. Congratulations and best wishes to Caitlin and Anna Marie! 


RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK



At the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe people should practice kindness every day, but during RAK Week, we hope you will go above and beyond to make others feel special. If you're going out to eat, pay for someone else's meal or give the server a big tip! If you are light on money, think about volunteering your time at a local charity (and during RAK Week, make a commitment to volunteer more than once). If you don't live near family or close friends, make an extra effort to reach out to them with a phone call or hand-written letter instead of a text or email. If you live near an animal shelter you can donate food, blankets, towels or old (clean) t-shirts. Whatever you do this week, let us know about it! When we share, it inspires others to go out and act! Send us a message at info@randomactsofkindness.org, tweet your story at #rakweek or post on our Facebook wall.
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Monday, Feb 11—Smile at 10 strangers.
Tuesday, Feb 12—Buy something for the person in the line behind you.
Wednesday, Feb 13—Reach out to someone you haven't talked to in a while.
Thursday, Feb 14—Bring a treat to a neighbor or your co-workers.
Friday, Feb 15—Donate your time or money to a local charity.
Saturday, Feb 16—Cook a healthy meal.
Sunday, Feb 17—Let someone go in front of you in line.