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Leap Day of Kindness

150 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate 150 Years

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Every four years, we get an extra day on the calendar…February 29. This year is not only a Leap Year, but also the Fox Cities Chamber’s 150th anniversary, so we wanted to do something that ties those two special days together!

What will you do with your extra day in 2024? We are encouraging our members to use your extra day to do something kind for someone else and encourage everyone in your family, workplace, and community to do the same. Whatever you choose does not necessarily need to happen on Leap Day…you have 366 opportunities this year to make a difference!

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting (at least!) 150 ideas for you to volunteer, or perform an act of kindness in your community. Ideas range from large volunteer projects, to small things that don’t take much time at all, but can go a long way to making someone’s day.

Here are 10 ideas to get you started:

  1. Deliver a meal to a local police station, fire station or hospital.
  2. Take flowers or non-skid socks to a local nursing home.
  3. Collect food, clothing or personal care items for a shelter.
  4. Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life.
  5. Clean up a neighborhood park, playground or trail.
  6. If you own a shop or restaurant, donate a portion of sales on a given day to your favorite charity.
  7. Bake cookies for teachers, school bus drivers or crossing guards.
  8. Contact a favorite nonprofit to see what their needs are, and then take on a project for them.
  9. Offer to mow the lawn (or shovel snow) for a neighbor.
  10. Give a favorite book to a friend.

Volunteer Fox Cities is another great resource for finding volunteer projects/needs in the area. Visit their website for the latest opportunities: Get Connected – Volunteer Fox Cities.

Visit foxcitieschamber.com/leap-day often for more ideas!

Did you complete an act of kindness?

Let us know! We want to hear about all the great things our members do with their extra day in 2024. If you complete a volunteer project, make a donation, or just simply make someone’s day, let us know! It is our goal to compile 150 acts of kindness by the end of 2024…but every little bit goes a long way! We’ll share our favorite stories on our website and/or social media. To submit your act of kindness, complete this form, and don’t forget to tag the Fox Cities Chamber on social media!