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Small Kindnesses

The current health crisis has left many of our friends and neighbors in need of help. If you are in a position to be the help they need, even in a small way, here are some ideas:

  • Go on a grocery run for a neighbor who is self-isolating. If you’re going on a Costco run or at your local grocery store, check in with neighbors beforehand to see if they need anything.
  • Reach out to friends and family via phone, text, or video to check-in. We all need a personal connection and some laughs. Reach out to a different person every day and share the gift of connection and reassurance. It doesn’t take much to turn someone’s day around.
  • Donate Your ScoreCard Rewards. You can donate your ScoreCard Rewards points to local and national charities. The easiest way to do this is to log into your online banking account, click on the ScoreCard Rewards tab, and choose "Give to Charity." Learn more at ScoreCardRewards.com.
  • Buy Gift Certificates at local restaurants. Restaurant gift certificates are like interest-free loans and could help restaurants stay afloat and get back up and running once the crisis is past. Choose one of your favorite places and give them a little boost.
  • Give Blood. There is a severe blood shortage as community blood drives have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloodworks Northwest has shifted from welcoming walk-ins to scheduling appointments only. It’s the best way to ensure safe social distancing and a controlled experience. Help if you can by contacting them at Bloodworks Northwest.
  • Donate. If you are lucky enough to have resources, donate to local charities like the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The Fund assists vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic as well as provides essential funding to certain local nonprofits at the forefront of responding. Click on one of the links below to learn more.
United Way Thurston County



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