What will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year on Thursday, February 29, 2024?
Our idea - - to 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 Hilliard 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.
The Hilliard Chamber is excited to bring this opportunity to our community and partner with the Hilliard Community Foundation! Let's use this extra day on Thursday, February 29th to do something kind for someone else. We are inviting all of our members, their employees and the community at large to participate.
What are ways that you can participate? Some ideas:
Take flowers or non-skid socks to a local nursing home
Collect clothes, food, or personal care items for a local shelter
Send a thank you card to someone who means a lot to you
Clean up a local park, playground, or trail
Bake cookies for teachers, school bus drivers, or crossing guards
Columbus Humane: Here is a link to their wish list for items they currently need at the shelter. 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026
Hilliard Division of Police:
Would like to receive notes of encouragement or thanks. Drop off or mail to Hilliard Police, 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026.
Norwich Township Fire Department:
Would like to receive notes of encouragement or thanks. Drop off or mail to NTFD, 5181 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, OH 43026
Little Hercules Foundation:
There are so many unique ways to support The Little Hercules Foundation, learn more and get involved!
Patches of Light:
Would like to be recipients. Please contact Mindy Atwood at 614-946-7544 or email@example.com for further information.
Dots Tots Foundation:
Would like to be recipients. Please contact Andy Warnock at 740-815-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
On Sunday, February 11, volunteers from the club will be distributing food packages to 50 families. If interested in volunteering, email HilliardRotarypr@gmail.com
Hilliard Food Pantry+
Make a monetary gift or donate food or personal care products in person. Warehouse 839 - Hilliard United Methodist Church. 3691 Main Street Hilliard, OH 43026
Please share what "acts of kindness" you are doing with us on Facebook or send us an email. We will make every effort we can to thank and publicly acknowledge all of the acts of kindness taking place. When doing any social media post, use #LeapOfKindnessDay so we can keep track and keep it trending! We are only one of over 50 chambers of commerce in the country and Canada doing this and also have a chamber in Ireland also engaged in providing kindness!