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Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates Orlando Students for Random Acts of Kindness Week

The Winter Park based barbecue franchise Sonny's will be honoring students who exemplify selflessness and kindness with surprise BBQ celebrations as part of their Random Acts of BBQ: Student Edition Program.

Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates Orlando Students for Random Acts of Kindness Week

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week, Winter Park based chain Sonny’s BBQ will be surprising students from several Orlando schools with free food. The Random Acts of BBQ: Student Edition program celebrates students who consistently go out of their way to spread kindness to those around them. 

Throughout January, participating schools including Orlando's Bay Lake Elementary, Oakshire Elementary School, and Memorial Middle School have been awarding Sonny’s BBQ gift cards to students they observe performing acts of kindness towards fellow students, friends, teachers and staff, by sharing these moments with Sonny’s BBQ’s Kindness Crew for consideration.

The Kindness Crew is a group of passionate Sonny’s BBQ team members dedicated to spreading kindness and helping others, all under the leadership of our Chief Kindness Officer, Tara Boyle. During Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Kindness Crew will select winners from each school and surprise their entire class with a special BBQ celebration. 

“It is such a privilege to celebrate this holiday once again and, for the very first time, to highlight some amazing students who are making a difference in their classroom and community,” says Tara Boyle, Sonny’s BBQ’s Chief Kindness Officer. “We care so deeply about spreading kindness, and the stories that have been shared about these students are truly remarkable. We cannot wait to have the opportunity to highlight their selflessness and to honor them with some BBQ!”

Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates Orlando Students for Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week will take place February 13 - 19, 2024, with Random Acts of Kindness Day occurring on Saturday, February 17. The holiday encourages people to undertake random acts of kindness in their communities, celebrating those dedicated to making a difference who often go unrecognized for their efforts. Sonny’s BBQ has celebrated the week with various philanthropic efforts for the past seven years, making it a foundational part of the company’s mission to foster kindness and community.

As a part of this year’s Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Sonny’s BBQ team also partnered with Blessings in a Backpack, an organization dedicated to fighting child hunger by providing food on the weekends for kids in need, to pack over 1,000 bags for students in central Florida and donating $1,000 to the cause.

Sonny’s BBQ is committed to spreading the spirit of BBQ and making a difference in the communities they serve. Surprising guests, coworkers and community members with Random Acts of BBQ is the company’s way of recognizing those who make a difference—special individuals who selflessly give their time, talents and effort to their communities. To learn more about Sonny’s BBQ’s commitment to spreading kindness, visit

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Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates Orlando Students for Random Acts of Kindness Week

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