Doing Good in Our Community

Here are some creative ways to engage with our community and be here for good.

FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • Pay for the customer behind you in the drive-thru or line at the grocery store.

  • Assemble care packages with items, such as non-perishable food, bottled water, clothing, hygiene products, first aid kit, and gift cards, and keep them in your car to give to homeless people.

  • Bring a meal to your neighbor.

  • Write encouraging words on cards and leave for neighbors, co-workers, or others in your community.

  • Pay for a child or student to go to summer camp.

  • Buy lunch for a co-worker.

  • Leave a big tip and a positive note on the check for your server.

  • Volunteer at a senior living home and adopt a “grandfriend” to spend quality time with on a regular basis.

  • Offer to watch a neighbor’s children to give the parents a chance to take a nap.

  • Send an encouraging text to a friend.

  • Let someone else go in front of you in the checkout line at the grocery store.

FOR FAMILIES

  • Do a bake sale or lemonade stand and give the money to a charity.

  • Pick up trash at a local park.

  • Write encouraging words on cards and leave for neighbors, co-workers, or others in your community.

  • Pass out popsicles at a local splash pad or pool during the summer.

  • Volunteer at a senior living home and adopt a “grandfriend” to spend quality time with on a regular basis.

  • Send baked goods to the staff of a local nonprofit organization.

  • Gather random shopping carts in the parking lot of a grocery store and deliver them to the correct stalls.

  • Help a single parent or an elderly neighbor with minor house repairs, yard work, or spring cleaning.

  • Bring coffee and Sonic drinks to teachers at school.

  • Bring frozen treats or cold drinks to work crews in your neighborhood during the summer.

  • Use sidewalk chalk to write notes and draw pictures on a neighbor’s driveway to thank them for being an awesome neighbor or to celebrate their birthday.

FOR COUPLES

  • Send care packages to college students that are not your own children.

  • Offer free babysitting to a couple in your neighborhood and provide a gift card for their date.

  • Invite college students to bring their dirty laundry to your house and wash it for them.

  • Leave a big tip and a positive note on the check for your server while on date night.

  • Host a collection drive for local food pantries in your neighborhood.

  • Pay for the person’s groceries ahead of you.

  • Clean up the trash in the neighborhood while going for a walk.

  • Sit in your front yard with water bottles and dog treats and greet any neighbors that might be outside walking.

  • Host a dinner for college students in your area and get to know them.

FOR GROUPS

  • Drop off gift cards anonymously to someone needing encouragement.

  • Set up a car washing station in town and wash people’s cars for free.

  • Host a block party in your neighborhood and have special treats for your neighbors.

  • Adopt an emergency room or other department at a hospital and bring light snacks to patients and nursing staff.

  • Start a #trashtag clean-up event at your local park and share on social media.

  • Deliver baked goods with encouraging notes to a fire station, police station, or school.

  • Start a meal train for a family or an individual in your neighborhood.

  • Bring lunch to the day workers.

  • Leave random gift cards or positive notes under people's windshields or on people’s doors.
Stay tuned for upcoming service opportunities at Chase Oaks in April and May 2020.