This is your RAKE-up call!

December 21, 2009

By Contributor

Families unite for Christmas, a universal season of hope, joy and light.

Unnoticed among pandemonium surrounding the season, stood a man huddled in the deserted streets on a frigid winter night. From her kitchen window, a woman caught sight of the man and gestured him inside for a hot drink. The man hesitantly accepted, but hastily ate in her kitchen.

This random act of kindness changed the life of the woman, as acts such as this have inspired people universally.

Brianna Fowler-Linder, president of RAKE or Random Acts of Kindness Everyday club, brought the desire to perform acts of charity to Issaquah High School.

So, what is RAKE? The goal of the club is to improve the high school atmosphere through the unification of the student body. The students involved seek to better their community on an individual and personal level.

Through minor gestures of kindness daily, these students are on a mission to “inspire change and acceptance through the exchange of love,” Fowler-Linder said.

Get involved

The Random Acts of Kindness Everyday club meets Mondays after school at Issaquah High School. Learn more about upcoming events or becoming a member by e-mailing

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