Toronto-born ‘do good, be great’ challenge generating good deeds during the holidays

I saw this great story on CBC news last night about people doing kind things for strangers. Here’s an excerpt of what you can see and read on line.

“From helping the homeless to anonymous gifts, people are happy to help, says challenge founder

CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2016 4:23 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 29, 2016 9:30 AM ET

People across North America have been handing out cookies, sticking hand-drawn holiday cards on windshields and helping the homeless — all thanks to a Toronto-born social media challenge.

Dekel Katzav, who runs the Motivated 2 Be Great social media accounts, started the #dogoodbegreat challenge during the holiday season to ask his thousands of followers to do something good for others.

Katzav said he was happy to provide the spark.

“People want to do something. I just think that you need to push them a little bit,” he told CBC Toronto.

For his good deed, Katzav handed out home-cooked meals to homeless people at Yonge-Dundas Square, along with clean, warm clothing.

Here’s a look at some of the responses his challenge generated:

This family handed out hand drawn cards that say “You are loved!””

Read the full story, or if you want to see more of the #dogoodbegreat challenge, just click the hashtag.

With files from Chris Glover

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