Peyton's Heart Project Can you crochet or knit? Can you wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard? If yes to either, then you can make a heart for the Peyton Heart Project! Click here for more information, and here to find a local contact.
Kindness Rocks Have you heard about Kindness Rocks? It's a really nice activity for individuals, groups or families. Keep your eyes open, and you may even find one of your own! Here is an article about Kindness Rocks popping up in our area. Here is a link to the official website. You can find your most local group there.
You Are Loved. Pass It On. Another inspiring idea by a generous artist, Patty M. Simon. Order her inspiring cards for free, and spread the love. Share with family, friends or even strangers. Cards have been shared in over 60 countries! www.youarelovedpassiton.com For more work by the artist, and a little about her, check out her site, www.pattymsimon.com.
PARTY GIFT ALTERNATIVES Wedding: Have everything your household needs? How about helping a local family in need set up theirs? Small appliances, dishes, linens and cookware are always needed.
Baby Shower: Don't need one more thing for your baby? How about collecting for a baby pantry? Diapers, baby wipes, layette items, formula and baby food are always needed.
Birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.: invite friends to make a team for a charitable run or walk. ask for donations to a charity of your choice (or theirs). collect something (some ideas in the list below).
Collect something for a local group. dog or cat toys or food for a small rescue group, shelf stable food or health care items for a local pantry or charity school supplies for local schools magazines, decks of cards, shippable treats for soldiers books for a local program food for a backpack buddies program canned goods or shelf stable items for a food pantry
Get a group together to do something helpful Clean up the yard of someone who isn't able to do it his/herself. Clean graffiti off of signs or buildings in your local community Make bagged breakfasts or lunches for a local shelter or service organization
Collect items to assemble into any of the following - or maybe you have other ideas: First Aid Kits (band aids, medicine, antibiotic cream, etc.) to donate to families in need Mending kits (needle, spool of thread, small scissors) for shelters or for organizations that assist internationally
For young kids, consider this excellent idea for guided projects: https://littlelovinghands.com
Help circulate information about an adoptable pet so it can find a loving, forever home.