21 days of serving
rad love + rad kindness = rad joy
March 8-28th, 2021
kick off 21 days of serving right now and start planning how you'll unleash compassion.
Together, let’s unleash 5,000 acts of compassion
in our neighborhoods
From March 8th-28th, Eastside will focus our efforts on unleashing compassion in our neighborhoods, communities, and onto those most impacted by COVID. A simple act of kindness is not just being a nice person, but emulating the heart of God towards others. Let’s allow our love for God to be known by how we love others.
Four easy steps to kick off 21 Days of Serving!
Find out what you can do each week
during the 21 Days of Serving
Click below for a list of acts of compassion that you can tackle during each week’s special focus.
Pray for those who are hurting due to experiencing loss, financial hardship, illness or isolation.
Pray for wisdom, guidance, and rest for scientists, doctors, educators and helping professionals
Pray for families who have lost a loved one
Pray for those currently ill and isolated from their support system
Pray for our government officials and leaders as they navigate these challenging times
Pray for struggling businesses, their employees, and owners as they face financial hardship
Pray for those whose mental health has been impacted by the stressors of Covid.
Encourage an essential worker with a care package, note, meal or thoughtful gift!
Essential Workers include: Delivery drivers, grocery store employees, first responders, medical personnel, etc.
Write an encouraging note to someone you know who is struggling through Covid isolation including…
Teens/youth longing for engagement
Parents juggling work/schooling
Someone sick or quarantining
Seniors and/or at-risk populations
Give blood or plasma at a local donation center, including Eastside’s Red Cross Blood Drives. To sign up please choose your location:
Or to choose a different date/location here are other available Red Cross drives
Contact your local hospital or blood bank.
Schedule a visit with someone who’s feeling lonely in a way that feels most appropriate to you.
Digital ideas: Zoom, Marco Polo, FaceTime, Netflix watch party, etc.
Distanced ideas: Visit through a window, plan a drive-by parade, plan a porch or driveway visit, etc.
Offer a helping hand to a neighbor by asking to…
Mow their lawn
Walk their pets
Carry their groceries
Bring in their trash cans
Water their plants or tend to their garden
Assist with their home repairs
Shovel snow or ice from their driveway or sidewalk
Or in your own way, meet another need!
Plan a safe activity for kids in your neighborhood to support them and their parents:
Chalk walk – leave encouraging chalk notes for neighbors on your sidewalk or driveway.
Movie night outdoors
Reading hour or enrichment activity
Offer tutoring (in person or over Zoom) to help support single moms, foster parents, essential worker parents, etc.
For all serving suggestions this week, connect to an Eastside partner organization we've linked or identify an organization in your area.
Support a local organization virtually or from home! Host an enrichment activity via Zoom sharing skills like resume building, cooking, arts, sports, and tutoring, or make meaningful items like blankets, reusable totes and beanies.
Check out Eastside Partner Needs in: