Acts of Kindness
Listed are some of the things we do. If you would like to help with a specific project, email us at email@example.com and let us know! If you would like us to speak to your church, business or organization, feel free to contact us!
Laundry Love: Laundry Love is a national initiative that began in California over 15 years ago. We adopted the model and in January, 2014 began the Laundry Love program in Salina. Even before we began the official Laundry Love program, we delivered gift bags with laundry detergent, dryer sheets and quarters to the Laundromats. Now, we are at all 3 laundromats once a month and will pay for up to 5 loads of laundry per family. We also provide laundry supplies for those who need them. It has been a wonderful way to meet our community face to face. People are amazed when you meet specific needs with no strings attached. For a complete list of dates and times, click on to the Laundry Love tab. For more information on the Laundry Love program in general, visit the national website at www.laundrylove.org.
Snack Sacks: We provide a snack sack to the homeless and hungry year round, with the exception of the week between Christmas and New Year's. In 2022, we gave over 100 bags away each week. If you can donate any items toward these sacks, we need a variety of things:
Cup of Noodles, canned pasta meals with pop-top lids, fruit cups, pudding cups, granola bars, vienna sausage, and any other individually wrapped snack or treat.
Sock it to Salina: Years ago we learned that socks are one of the greatest needs for a number of agencies. In response, each November (2017-2022) we collected new socks to share with a variety of places in Salina. In 2023 we will change it to "Socktober" and collect in October instead of November. Some of the agencies we have shared with are Salina Rescue Mission, Ashby House, Central Kansas Mental Health, Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Pregnancy Service Center, DVACK, CKF, Salvation Army and BACA. If you would like to be a collection site, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scarf Project: We are mindful of our neighbors during the cold Kansas winters. Keeping an eye on the forecasts, we hang scarves, hats and gloves from trees, lampposts, bus stops and fences for people to take to help keep them warm. Each winter we give away hundreds of items. We collect these year round so we have plenty to give away each winter. Donations can be dropped off at our office at 155 S. 5th Street.
Play in the Park: Our goal is to bring encouragement, cultivate relationships and help make good memories in local neighborhoods. Each summer we invite the neighbors of specific neighborhood parks with a personal invitation tied to a solar light. We buy summer toys and playground equipment to give away to the neighbors who attend. If you can contribute sports equipment, sidewalk chalk, bubbles or jump ropes, let us know. If you are interested in helping in any way, contact us!
Christmas Giving: We prepare all year to help families at Christmas. We have an Amazon Wish List on the home page of our website. and will add a Target registry closer to Christmas. We accept new toys and gifts for teens year round.
Starting Over: We have many opportunities to help provide home goods for those starting over with nothing. It has been absolutely amazing to see how God provides through those people willing to share what they have! Examples of things we always need are: silverware, can openers, spatulas, cleaning supplies, queen sheet sets, towels, pots and pans, and personal hygiene supplies.
Winter Wear: We have a garment rack with gently used coats and jackets in our office at 155 S. 5th Street. These are available for anyone who needs them. We will accept clean, gently used coats, hoodies and sweatshirts throughout the winter. If you can help purchase coats, hats, gloves or scarves, out of season when they are cheaper, we gladly accept them year round.
Other things we need all year are adult backpacks and sleeping bags.