I remember when I first arrived in Boston, everyone was not as friendly or nice as I was used to. Some people were straight up mean and rude. And as a recent and very naive high school grad, I was appalled.
Maybe if I had had a deck o’ these cards on me, people might have reciprocated my warm smiles and bright thank you’s and sorry’s with more than just a grunt or a dirty look.
Boom Boom! Cards, brought to you by Chief Revolutionary Officer Mary Beth Campbell and Creative Instigator Hélène Scott from their company location in Santa Cruz, Calif., are intended to bring about positive change by creating guerrilla goodness.
How does it work?
Every pack comes with 26 cards, each with its own act of kindness. Users register their pack online and can immediately begin carrying out their acts of altruism, one card at a time. Tasks can be as easy as holding doors for people throughout the day or buying a stranger a cup of coffee.
Once the task is completed, they hand the card to someone else and write about their experience on the Boom Boom! Cards website. Pictures and videos can be uploaded online, and a site mapping feature allows for users to follow the journey his card takes as it gets passed on.
In addition, after registration, users can chose a charitable organization for Boom Boom! Cards to donate 10 percent of its profits to.
Since its launch almost two years ago, Boom Boom! Cards has more than 4,500 “agents of altruism” spreading guerrilla goodness.
Be a part of the movement now!
We are giving away six lucky winners a pack of their own Boom Boom! Cards (three are the original edition; the other, family). You have until June 29, Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. PST to enter by doing the following: Tell us about a really nice thing someone’s done for you recently.
The contest is only open for U.S. residents and you must have a U.S. mailing address to win. You can enter as many times as you wish! Good luck!