1 Good Thing Today is a new nonprofit organization developed by a group of entrepreneurs and activists who are blessed to be in good health and able to help those most affected by the COVID-19 Virus – including healthcare workers, 1st responders, low income families, senior citizens, the homeless, other essential business workers, small businesses, gig workers and those who have been tested positive for Covid-19 and their families.
The 1GoodThingToday.org website was created to provide ideas and resources to help those who want to help others during this health and economic crisis and inspire all who are able to act. We have collected dozens of small acts of kindness anyone can do to help those in need and organized them under Five Types of Actions You Can Take Today:
You can filter on Action ideas by the type of Action you would like to take (list above), the group of people you would like to help and support and the amount of time (in minutes) and money you want to give. Most Actions Ideas take less than a minute do implement and have no incremental costs.
We are inspired by all of the servant leaders who have shown us how to give throughout history. As Dr. King reminded us:
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
We sustain our energy and commitment for this initiative during these stressful times by the realization that:
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of like and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is not time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 1 Good Thing Today team is led by their Chief Evangelist Craig Hall Underwood. Craig is a Boston based social activist and entrepreneur who Founded or Co-Founded six for profit and nonprofit enterprises, is originally from West Virginia where he was WVU’s 19th Rhodes Scholar, is a volunteer coach at Boston’s Inner City Volley Against Violence program and leads cycling teams to raise money to fight pediatric brain cancer and other causes. He is inspired by his two adult children, his father Cecil H. Underwood – who was the oldest and youngest governor in US history, his pastors Ray and Gloria Hammond, his partner and his loving American Bully Izzy. Craig is also a member of Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.