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MERIDIAN - The City of Meridian’s tradition of spreading kindness continues for its tenth year. The city will host its annual Do The Right Day on Thursday, April 4, 2024. The goal of the day is to encourage people of all ages to do something nice for the person to their right, whether it’s dropping off homemade cookies for a neighbor, handing a nice note to a classmate, or buying coffee for a coworker. Kindness is contagious, so this day of kindness is intended to start a movement of compassion all throughout the community.
Do The Right began a decade ago after eye-opening discussions with the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council regarding bullying and teen suicide. The City of Meridian implemented the kindness campaign in an effort to show and spread positivity.

“Do The Right day is a great reminder of how powerful connection, and acts of kindness can be, and I encourage citizens to look for ways to show kindness to friends, family, and neighbors,” said Mayor Robert Simison. “It can be as simple as talking to a stranger or sending a heartful text message to a loved one. With just a simple act, you can truly change someone’s day for the better.”

During the week leading up to Do The Right day (April 1 – April 4, 2024), the front lobby of Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, ID 83642) will feature an Appreciation Station stocked with cards, candy, and writing instruments. Visitors may stop by the Appreciation Station during regular business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays) to assemble a gratitude gift that can then be given to someone as a token of appreciation.
In addition, thanks to a collaboration between the City of Meridian, the West Ada Community Collaborative, and, on Do The Right Day itself (April 4, 2024), community members are invited to attend the #DoTheRight Fair at Meridian Middle School (1507 8th St NW, Meridian, ID 83642) between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. Attendees at the Fair will be able to participate in a variety of activities aimed at benefiting the public, including assembling Kitchen Kits for West Ada Community Schools, donating blood to the American Red Cross, contributing non-perishable food items to the Meridian Food Bank, and more. A special Appreciation Station will give attendees the opportunity to write heartfelt notes for the special people in their lives. Multiple community organizations and businesses will have booths set up with interactive activities and giveaways, including raffle prizes, and food trucks will be open in the parking lot for attendees to purchase meals.
If you’re interested in finding other local volunteer opportunities you can participate in during Do The Right day, please visit to find a variety of service projects in our community.
If your business or organization is interested in promoting Do The Right, sharing an idea with the City, or requesting branded stickers and flyers, please visit the Do The Right website for promotional materials and a contact form:

The city encourages residents to share their experiences via Facebook and Instagram by tagging the city using @meridianidaho and using the hashtag #DoTheRight. Photos can also be emailed to

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