Leap of Kindness Ideas

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to participate in Leap of Kindness Day February 29. Below are list of Business/Organziation names and addresses to pay it forward too.

Leap of Kindness Day

February 29, 2020

Abundant Harvest, 1028 Whittier St.: Household items, hygiene products, and food

Blessing Boxes, various locations around town: Non-perishable food items

Emporia Animal Shelter, 1216 Hatcher St.: Animal food, litter, strong/chewable dog toys, kitty
toys, laundry detergent and Clorox

Emporia Friends of the Zoo, 75 Sodens Rd.: Art supplies, pet toys and treats, all sizes of towels,

blankets, various sizes of plastic containers

Emporia Public Library, 110 E. 6th Ave., monetary donations or book donations

First Responders and Dispatch:

Emporia Fire Department, 120 E 5th Ave., and 1415 Industrial Rd.

Emporia Police Department, 518 Mechanic St.

Lyon County Sherriff’s Office, 425 Mechanic St.

Food Pantry’s: Non-perishable items, baking items (flour, sugar), pasta, cereals, canned goods
Corky’s Cupboard, 1 Kellogg Circle Dr, Memorial Union, Room 147

Food for Students, c/o Emporia Gazette, 517 Merchant St.

Emporia High School, 3302 W 18th Ave.

Salvation Army, 327 Constitution St.
Other Area Food Banks you might know of

Little Library Boxes, various location around town: Novels, children’s books and other book

Men’s Shelter, 1119 Merchant St., Men’s clothing, hygiene products, bedding, towels, and food

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living: New socks, hand lotions, flowers, puzzles/games, crafts, etc.

Emporia Senior Center, 603 E 12th Ave : Monetary items

Emporia Place, 1200 W 12th Ave.

Flint Hills Care Center, 1620 Wheeler St.

Holiday Resort, 2700 W 30Th Ave.

Presbyterian Manor, 2300 Industrial Rd.

Plumb Place, 224 E 6th Ave.: Women’s clothing, hygiene and household supplies, bedding,

towels, socks,

SOS, 618 Merchant St.: Hygiene products, diapers, and baby care items

St. Francis Ministries, 1221 E. 12th Ave.: Backpacks for kids in Foster Care and comfort toys

United Way of the Flint Hills, 702 Commercial St.: monetary donations
Veteran’s organization: Monetary Donations

American Legion, 2921 W 12th Ave.

VFW, 932 Graphic Arts Rd.

Sodens Grove All Veterans Memorial Assoc., 931 S Commercial St.

(Monetary Donations)

Care Packages for Veterans

Youth Programs: Support your favorite Troop or 4-4 Club

Boy Scouts- purchase popcorn from local Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts- purchase cookies from local Girl Scouts


Other fun ways to show kindness:
Drive-through’s: pay for the person’s order that is behind you in line.

Go out to eat: Double the tip you leave

Thank You Notes: Write a note to someone you are thinking of

Your Child’s School:  Take school supplies to your child’s teacher.