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Letter - Here's some kindness suggestions

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To the editor:

"Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods and families." - Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States.

February 21-27 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Someplace Safe would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all they do to help support our agency and our vision of creating a safer world for everyone. We greatly appreciate all the donations and contributions of time, energy and resources made throughout the year. Here are some suggestions for activities that people may want to take on as their own Random Acts of Kindness:

•Organize a group of friends to donate time serving dinner at a community meal, senior or childcare center.

•Visit hospitals and nursing homes with smiles, treats and friendly conversations for patients.

•Help people load their groceries into their cars at local supermarkets.

•Select someone in your life who you feel needs a special lift and send them a gift of flowers, tickets to a special event, or a gift certificate.

•Drop off cookies at the law enforcement or fire department centers, city offices or post office.

•Volunteer your time and spend it with youth in your life and the larger community.

•Give your place in line at the grocery store to another person, such as a parent with restless little children.

•Offer to shovel a neighbor's walk, pick up their mail, or carry their groceries.

•Call loved ones just to say, "I love you," or to tell them what you appreciate about them.

For more ideas about what you can do to help out at Someplace Safe or information on our services, please contact Someplace Safe at (320) 762-1995 or e-mail sharon.b@someplacesafe.info.

Sharon Bronkema,

office support

Someplace Safe

Alexandria, MN

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