More the Merrier!
"Volunteering is a great way to bring positive change to people, communities and society in general. Although it can be hard to find time to volunteer, giving to others has enormous benefits to you and those around you. Helping others gives you a chance to give back to the community or make a difference to the people around you. It also offers an opportunity to develop new skills or to build on your existing experience and knowledge."
A Little Help loves to have groups reach out to us when looking for ways to give back to their community and their older adult neighobrs. We like to hear your thoughts on how you'd like to give back and we gladly share opportunites that we have for you to help an A Little Help member, which is why we created our Kindness Days.
Kindness Days is a chance for small groups to gather and give back on days that fit best for the group.
Kindness Days could consist of groups:
- doing yard work
- doing a large indoor or outdoor project (painting, mending a fence)
- creating Kindness Kits for special occasions that include goodies or useful items (Thanksgiving, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St Patty's Day or for no special holiday at all)
To arrange a Kindness Day activity, please reach out to your location director or location manager or to our Outreach Director, Jake Dresden.
A Little Kindness Days for Businesses and Corporations
Sometimes we do our best work when we aren't actually at work.
"Eighty-nine percent of respondents believe that organizations that sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overal working environment." -Deloitte 2017 Volunteerism Survey
We are connecting with leaders in the business community because "a little help" goes a long way, especially when an entire office is involved. Our Kindness Days are a win-win for everyone involved. Older adults feel valued and important, while volunteers leave feeling energized and more connected to their team after helping others improve their quality of life.
If you have a group interested in offering A Little Kindness and can set a day aside, and would like to discuss being a partner with A Little Help, please contact Jake Dresden, Outreach and Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-242-9032.