Leap of Kindness Day 2020

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Name: Leap of Kindness Day 2020
Date: February 29, 2020
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What is Leap Of Kindness Day?
Leap of Kindness Day was invented in 2016 by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce. The idea has spread within the Chamber community and there are more than 50 Chambers of Commerce in 30 states that have organized their own Leap of Kindness Day events. The idea is to get as many people in our community as possible to use the extra day we all get in a Leap Year to do something kind for someone else.
When is Leap Of Kindness Day?
We all have one additional day in this #LeapYear.  We believe the best way to use this one extra day is to do something kind for someone else. We call this Leap of Kindness Day.  The Calhoun County Area Chamber's first #LeapOfKindnessDay, will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Who can participate in Leap Of Kindness Day?
The Calhoun County Area Chamber is often the facilitator of events, celebrations and movements that bring together leaders of our community from the private, nonprofit and public sectors.  That's really what Leap Of Kindness Day is all about. Inspiring and facilitating everyone in our community to do something kind for someone else. Using the extra day we all get on February 29th during a Leap Year to help and thank others.
Leap Of Kindness Day can help build team work and workplace morale. Employers can use #LeapOfKindnessDay to build employee morale with a focus on kindness and community. EVERYONE is invited to participate. Below are a wide range of ideas and suggestions to help you get started.
What will you do with an extra day?
So what will you do with your extra day in 2020?  On Saturday, February 29, 2020, the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center wants to invite you to use your extra day during Leap Year to do something kind for someone else.
You can join our #leapofkindnessday celebration simply by doing something kind for someone else and if someone else on does something kind for you then, pay it forward. You can band together with your coworkers and organize a food or clothing drive. You can champion your own community?s celebration of Leap Of Kindness Day, by sharing it on Social Media.
Here are some requests from Non-Profits in Calhoun County:
  • YMCA of Calhoun County appreciates donations to their Annual Campaign because it allows them to help out local residents.  100% of your donation is used to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in Calhoun County who may otherwise not be able to afford memberships and programs at the YMCA of Calhoun County.
  • During the month of February, the Jacksonville Community Center will be accepting donations for the social worker at Kitty Stone Elementary and Jacksonville High Schools. The "Give Back Box" is at the front desk of the Jacksonville Community Center. Next time you go shopping, pick up an extra personal hygiene item such as:
    • Lice Kits
    • Sanitary Pads
    • Packs of new underwear for elementary aged children
    • Deodorant
    • Lotion
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
  • United Way of East Central Alabama ?
    • There is a great need of items for the homeless which both Interfaith Ministries and The Right Place need assistance with.  Items such as:
      • New underwear (both men?s & women?s)
      • Socks
      • Individually Wrapped Snacks
      • bottled water
      • Laundry Pods
      • Rain Ponchos
      • Travel Size Deodorant
  • United Way will be kicking off a mini-campaign for the month of March. If you would like to make a monetary donation, ?Give 30? is a campaign for Imagination Library. There are currently 3,200 children enrolled in Calhoun County to receive free books! While this is AMAZING, it cost United Way $30 per child per year.
  • Ohatchee High School Needs:
    • New baseballs
    • New softballs
    • Non-peanut snacks (Honey Buns, Doughnuts, etc) for students working hard on remedial courses.
  • Alexandria Elementary School Needs:
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Deodorant
    • Storage Closet (For extra clothes)
  • Randolph Park Elementary School Needs:
    • Volunteers to come read books with any class after 1:00 p.m.
  • Alexandria High School Needs:
    • Dish detergent
    • Envelopes
    • Pastel colored copy paper
    • Facial tissues
  • Piedmont Elementary School Needs:
    • Monetary sponsorships ($10/student) for Gentleman?s Class & Bulldog Belles Class
    • Used ties
    • Volunteers to mentor kids participating in these special programs
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes
      • Toothpaste
    • Toiletry bags for the hygiene products
    • Volunteers to steam/iron shirts for the banquet/tea party at the end of the programs
    • Volunteers to decorate and/or work the banquet/tea party at the end of the program.
  •  Samson's Strength Sustainable Veterans Project
    • Volunteers to support Phase II of building their Veterans Village to build tiny homes for our local veterans
Share Your Plans
Please share what you are doing with us on Facebook or send us an email at info@calhounchamber.com. We will make every effort we can to thank and publicly acknowledge all of the acts of kindness taking place in the Calhoun County area.
Let us know how you plan to spread kindness by using #LeapOfKindnessDay and #LOKDCalhounCountyALChamber
Date/Time Information:
February 29th, 2020
Contact Information:
Ashlee Jones
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