World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13, 2020

This year has been tough on everyone. But, we’re all in this together! Join us in taking time to show kindness to others and to yourself on World Kindness Day. Here are some fun ideas:

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Volunteer to Deliver Food
Miami Valley Meals is a chef-led project to provide free hearty meals for people struggling with hunger. They partner with local nonprofits in the Greater Dayton area to pass the meals out. If you’d like to help, sign up online here.

Create and Donate STEAM Project Kits
In the midst of COVID 19, URS is in need of projects for children and adults with disabilities to keep them active and engaged! You can help by creating individualized kits that can be used at URS or at home based around STEAM disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Follow these instructions to make the kits.

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Send a Card to a Loved One
Whether a friend or family member is near or far, mailing a card is a simple and inexpensive way to show you’re thinking of them.

Pay it Forward
Next time you go through a drive thru, pay for the person’s order behind you. An act of kindness for someone you may never actually meet can brighten both their day and yours!

Chalk Your Walk
Write an encouraging message with chalk for your neighbors on your driveway or sidewalk! You could even make a chalk obstacle course for kids to follow.

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Donate Items from Our Wish List
Check out URS’ Amazon Wish List to find items to donate for the kids and adults with disabilities who are on-site and at-home. You can find the wish list by visiting

Need a little kindness?

If you’re in need of a little kindness, check these out:

Pick up a Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Miami Valley Meals is passing out free takeaway Thanksgiving meals the day before Thanksgiving on a first come, first served basis. For hours and locations, visit their website here.

Visit a Local Park
The air may be a bit chillier, but parks are still open! Grab a coat and enjoy nature around you. You can find a park near you by clicking on your county:
Montgomery County
Greene County
Miami County

Find Emotional Support by Phone
The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers. The  phone number is 1-800-720-9616.