Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day (RAKD) and the City of Welland is encouraging everyone to take part. City Council has decided their act of kindness will be providing free parking downtown in municipal parking lots including Lot 1 Courthouse Parking Lot, Area B (behind the Courthouse) Lot 1, Courthouse Parking Lot, Area C (behind Civic Square) Lot 6, Firehall Parking Lot, Area A (behind the Blue Star) Lot 6, Firehall Parking Lot, Area B (next to Cool Licks). Mayor Frank Campion says events like the Welland Food Drive and their volunteers show how Welland is rich with kind people. For the last eight years, the Niagara Community Fund (NCF) has been promoting the first day of November as RAKD. The NCF encourages everyone to share random acts of kindness across the Region and online using the hashtag #MakeKindnessTheNorm.