- Reframe household responsibilities as acts of kindness. For example, dusting is being kind to the table. Emptying the litter box is being kind to the cat. Hanging up your clothes is being kind to them. Draw up a list of etiquette practices toward members of your household, pets, the place where you reside, the natural world, neighbors, etc.
- Keep a bank or box in your home and deposit loose change in it. Every time you go out to dinner, you might put money to pay for another meal in the box. Hold a household council to decide how to distribute your generosity fund.
- Rabbi David Cooper points out that in the Jewish tradition it is considered a high level of charity to help people become more self-sufficient by enabling them to educate and train themselves or to start their own business. As a group, begin a Scholarship or an Entrepreneur's Fund.
- One of the best ways to combat incivility in our society is for small groups to periodically brainstorm lists of basic courtesies that they affirm and agree to extend to the maintenance and strengthening of the community. Little things do count. Consider these commitments: not to interrupt when someone else is talking; not to talk in theatres during the movie; to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze; to pick up litter; to let someone into the flow of traffic before you.
- Donate blood through local hospitals and other programs. Help organize a blood drive at your place of work or worship.