Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. (ASK)

Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. (ASK),, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides financial grants to children, through the age of 18, to continue or pursue extracurricular activities in the areas of education, sports, music and the arts following the death of a parent.

Karen Turner established Acts of Simple Kindness (ASK) after her husband, Steve, died suddenly and unexpectedly in August of 2007. ASK incorporates the initials of Steve, Karen and their son Allen. After nearly 10 years together, she found herself instantly thrown into the world of widowhood and single parenthood with a 4 1/2 year old son. Sad, scared and overwhelmed, she had no idea how she would continue on without her best friend while navigating the journey of grief for herself and their young son. It was a very difficult time, though one which also inspired her in unfamiliar ways. As Karen bore witness to her son seeking ways to express himself, she realized he often turned to play and outside activities as a way to sort out what he was feeling.

The loss of a spouse and parent is difficult enough without worrying about how to afford the programs that will bring their grieving children happiness, provide stability and often fulfill a wish of a parent no longer here to grant the wish themselves. Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. was created so that this very important and overlooked need would be provided for.

Giving Opportunities

Financial Partnership

Acts of Simple Kindness needs you! Your financial support enables us to provide the benefits we offer to the children of widows and widowers who need our services. Without it we simply cannot exist. By partnering with us, you will enable us to extend our benefits to more children.

Acts of Simple Kindness is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All gifts are tax deductible. For more information about making an investment in Acts of Simple Kindness, please contact Karen Turner, President of ASK at or by phone at (623) 824-3374.

Giving Program

Help support Acts of Simple Kindness with your donation, receive a token of appreciation from us, and help spread the word and mission of Acts of Simple Kindness.

    • Gift of Hope – donations to $75
    • Gift of Peace – donations of $76 – $249
    • Gift of Happiness – donations of $250 – $499
    • Gift of Imagination – donations of $500 – $999
    • Gift of Fun – donations of $1,000 – $2,499
    • Gift of Dreams – donations of $2,500 – $4,999
    • Gift of Joy – donations of $5,000


Memorial Gifts

A memorial gift is a special way to honor the memory of a departed loved one, friend, or colleague. We will send a card to the recipient, or their family, to inform them that a gift has been made in their honor or in their memory. Please send us an email if you are interested in a memorial gift.

Special Occasion Honor Gifts

Have you ever wanted a unique way to thank that special teacher, mark a friend’s retirement, or celebrate a holiday? Consider making an honor/memorial/tribute gift to Acts of Simple Kindness. We will send a card to the recipient to inform them that a gift has been made in their honor. Please send us an email if you are interested in a special occasion honor gift.

Matching Gifts

More than 13,000 companies nationwide offer to match their employees’ charitable contributions—yours may be one of them. These corporate programs give you the chance to double or, in some cases, even triple your tax-deductible contribution. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation — a win/win all the way around!


The loss of a spouse and parent is difficult enough without worrying how to continue paying for programs that support their child’s interests, brings them happiness, provides healthy coping skills and helps restore a small amount of normalcy in their lives.

We thank you in advance for your support and generosity as we carry out our mission!