Youthlinc is conducting our third “Love Service Challenge,” from February 12-18. We want to encourage all Youthlincers, past, and present to spread love through service this February. Participate in our daily challenge and spread your love of service to others and on social media for a wave of positivity.
Participating in the Youthlinc Love Service Challenge will earn you miscellaneous service hours if you are in the Youthlinc Service Year!
“Seed bombs are full of potential wrapped up in a pocket-sized ball of mud! They can make ugly, forgotten land beautiful and useful again; restore plant and wildlife populations; nourish and feed the soil, people and animals; bring communities together, educate and – importantly – bring joy.”
“Loneliness and isolation can lead to serious health challenges if left unresolved. Virtual contact may not replace a hug or holding a small hand in yours, but it can help you stay in touch with your loved ones while protecting your health and theirs.”
-Providence Medical Systems
Find a way to help senior citizens today!
Make a valentine and send it to a nursing home or relative.
Call your grandparents to let them know you are thinking about them
Check on an elderly neighbor to see if they need help with any tasks.
“Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.1 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. We estimate that the number of dogs and cats entering U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 7.2 million in 2011. The biggest decline was in dogs (from 3.9 million to 3.1 million).”
Find a way to help animals today!
- Skip the drive through and donate $5 to the Humane Society instead!
- Give some extra love to the animals in your life!
- Become a Volunteer | Humane Society of Utah (utahhumane.org)
- Volunteer Opportunities in Utah | Best Friends Animal Society–Utah
“The more books a student has in their home, the better their literacy scores are. Donate to our Read Across America book fund to help bring books for classrooms and students to help spark their joy of reading.”
“Anyone, anywhere, of any age, can become a Kindness Cards Partner and help cultivate compassion year-round to children affected by pediatric cancer or chronic illness.
This wonderful program of The Valentine Project is a great way to use your time and talent to create personalized greeting cards that spread love, hope, and joy ❤ to kids throughout the United States all year long! Why do we do it? Because who doesn’t like to get mail!? These children’s lives are challenging, so let’s show them there are people out there who care.”
–The Valentine Project
“Random Acts inspire many amazing things around the world every day — from small acts of kindness, such as inspiring someone to buy a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like building a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
All of these acts of kindness contribute to a bigger story, a message that Random Acts embodies and promotes — that you too can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.”
Find a way to serve those around you!
- Pay for the person behind you in the drive-through
- Offer to get a neighbors groceries, or run errands
- Donate to your favorite charity
- Donate Blood
- Random Acts of Kindness | Kindness Ideas
- RA_Toolkit_DoingServiceFromHome.pdf (randomacts.org)
- Kindness Ideas | Random Acts
“Utah Food Bank provides free, monthly food assistance to homebound people with disabilities and seniors living in poverty, delivered right to the client’s home. Each food box contains approximately one week’s worth of non-perishable food, plus as much fresh food as available.
Last year, 9,550 of these food boxes were delivered—primarily by caring volunteers—who were often some of the few visitors these clients received. Utah Food Bank is often the recipient of “luxury” items such as fresh flowers and even pet food that, when delivered, make life just a little nicer for these homebound clients.”
-Utah Food Bank