Leap of Kindness Day February 29, 2020
What will you do with an extra day?
What will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year, on Saturday, February 29, 2020?
Our idea - - take part in Leap of Kindness Day and do something kind for someone else.
To help you participate, we reached out to local nonprofits in Shenandoah County and asked them for some ideas. While you can wait to deliver any items you might donate, we encourage everyone to start collection activities within your workplace or organization as soon as possible to maximize your participation and community impact.
We are also inviting our members and other local organizations to share with us their own creative ideas for participating in Leap of Kindness Day this year.
Here's what our local nonprofits are requesting:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Check out justserve.org to find where volunteers are needed throughout the County.
Community Care & Learning Center Child Care: They are in need of peanut butter, fresh fruit (oranges, tangelos, apples, bananas), individual size healthy snacks (granola bars, craisins, fruit cups, etc), soft tortillas, baby carrots, ranch dressing/dip, pretzels, and large size cans of chicken noodle or vegetable soup.
Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River: Make a Leap of Kindness with Friends this year by cleaning up Hudgin's Rest, a river "rest stop" near Maurertown. Work will include brush clearing and pruning from 9am to noon for a maximum of six volunteers. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 459-8550. Volunteers will meet at the Friends office. An optional social lunch will follow the workday. Your Leap will go a long way as this project will prepare for further planned improvements to the site.
Humane Society of Shenandoah County (HSSC): Donations of pet food and drop it off at Tractor Supply or Shenandoah Animal Hospital
Just Because: Provides quarterly goodie bags to show kindness and appreciation to the 900 teachers and staff of Shenandoah County schools. They are in need of cough drops, large hand sanitizers, large boxes of tissues, wipes, bandaids and anything else you want to add to the list.
Response: Could use all-purpose floor cleaner, heavy-duty 33 gallon trash bags, and laundry detergent for the shelter. Items may be left on the Shelter's porch.
Shenandoah County SEARCH, Inc. A Group Home for adults with
intellectual challenges. Our staff doesn't have extra time to do some of the needed things outside the home. The outside flowerbeds and our walking path in the back yard could use some weeding/edging, as well as cleaning up fallen limbs, etc. Importantly, if someone could replace the screws on our entrance ramp that would be awesome. It is difficult to hire folks to do a small job. Currently the screws are working loose and becoming a tripping hazard. The residents use this ramp to enter and leave the home. We are a non-profit supported by our SEARCH Thrift Shop in Mt. Jackson. The address of the Group Home is 5742 Main St. Mt. Jackson. Call for questions, 540-477-2808. Any amount of help would be greatly appreciated!