Deliberate Acts of Kindness Month – February 2020
First United Church is encouraging congregants and members of the community at large to engage in DELIBERATE Acts of Kindness during the month of February. This will require work, forethought, planning and commitment. The Acts named below emphasize food insecurity/poverty and climatechange/environmental resilience, two areas of great concern to the congreation.
* Items brought to First United Church will be delivered to the appropriate location. Consider partnering with someone to purchase expensive items.
Week 1: February 1-2
Saturday, February 1
Compliment a stranger. Pray that our initial Acts of Kindness will inspire even more acts of kindness.
Sunday, February 2
Bring* an item for MCUM Pantry: Laundry detergent, dish detergent, all-purpose cleaner, facial tissue
827 W 14th St. Bloomington, IN 47404
Week 2: February 3-9
Monday, February 3
Put a book in a Little Free Library.
Tuesday, February 4
Serve a meat-free meal.
Wednesday, February 5
Mail a “Thinking-of-you” card or note.
Thursday, February 6
Donate to MY SISTER’S CLOSET: Resalable women’s clothes, jewelry, unopened make-up, resume paper, paper towels
My Sister’s Closet
414 S College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47403
Friday, February 7
Plan to car-pool to an event.
Saturday, February 8
Donate old towels and/or unopened dog or cat food to the Monroe County Animal Shelter.
Monroe County Animal Shelter
3410 S Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401
Sunday, February 9
Bring* an item for Shalom Center: socks, blankets, gloves, back packs, tarps
620 S Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401
Week 3: February 10-16
Monday, February 10
Turn off unnecessary lights. Switch out one or more household lights with LED bulbs.
Tuesday, February 11
Compliment and thank a teacher, bus driver, delivery person, and/or custodian for their service.
Wednesday, February 12
Use a travel mug or reusable bottle for beverages all day.
Thursday, February 13
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Friday, February 14
VALENTINE”S DAY! Tell someone you love them.
Saturday, February 15
Wash a load of laundry in cold water and air dry whatever you can.
Sunday, February 16
Bring* an item to be given as a prize for Jail BINGO: Stick deodorant, bath soap bars, shampoo, toothpaste (all full-sized)
Week 4: February 17-23
Monday, February 17
Write to legislators regarding an environmental issue. Paper, envelopes, stamps, and addresses will be available at First United Church.
Tuesday, February 18
Hold open a door for someone behind you.
Wednesday, February 19
Offer to do a chore or run an errand for a shut-in.
Thursday, February 20
Drop a quarter in an expired parking meter.
Friday, February 21
Pick up trash/litter.
Saturday, February 22
Call someone who lives alone.
Sunday, February 23
Bring* reusable shopping bags to share.
Week 5: February 24-29
Monday, February 24
Make a treat and share it.
Tuesday, February 25
Decline plastic straws. Acquire your own reusable straw.
Wednesday, February 26
Bring in a neighbor’s trash and/or recycling bins.
Thursday, February 27
Shop using only reusable bags.
Friday, February 28
Donate reusable household items to OPPORTUNITY HOUSE. Shop there and volunteer.
907 W 11th St. Bloomington, IN 47404
Saturday, February 29
LEAP YEAR! Please determine your own Act of Kindness for today.