As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and cause hardship and suffering in our communities, we want to call attention to the generosity of spirit that this crisis has called forth. Such acts of kindness may or may not be newsworthy, in the traditional sense, but each is inspiring in its own way. Here, we share a few stories of creativity, ingenuity and hard work from members of the Rice community.

Tina’s Tiny(s) Acts of Kindness
Tina Liu creates custom products to raise money for Black community organizations.

Good Apples
Four alums are helping fight food insecurity for those most at risk.


Art Together
An alumna adds her voice to an uplifting virtual performance project.


From China, With Love
Rice’s Chinese Parents Association donates PPE to Houston health care workers


Designing for Donations
Students’ online hub offers resources for combating housing insecurity during the pandemic.


A Harvest of Kindness
Rice’s community garden donates produce to people in need.


An Extra Helping
Rice alums serve up hearty meals for church and neighborhood community.


Musical Care for Elderly Communities
Shepherd School student shares her love of music with residents of hospitals and nursing homes.


Sew Good
Rice News editor turns hobby into helping.


Summer of Salsa
Rice Salseros, a student club, offers free dance classes via Zoom each week.


Guided Tours Available
Members of Rice’s international community offer digital tours of their home countries.


Social to a T
A creative fundraising project makes social distancing fashionable while raising funds for pandemic needs.


Delivering Healthy Meals
A pair of Rice MBA students created a national nonprofit delivering #snacksformedstaff.



Honey Art Café Goes Live
Alumnae offer live online art classes while their popular cafe is closed.


Care is Always in Order
Sarah Swackhamer’s care packages support the Houston Food Bank.


Making What Matters
Alumnus-led makerspace TXRX creates, sells and donates protective equipment.


Flip For Good
Burger-Chan fuels the front lines.

Do you have a “tiny act of kindness” to share? Tell us about your story or the story of someone you know at ricemagazine@rice.edu.

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