National Day of Service

Saturday, April 23 from 11:25 am to 12:05 pm Pacific Time

Participate in our premiere virtual national day of service!


What to Expect

After Saturday’s keynote speakers, attendees will have the chance to be part of NCL’s first-ever national day of service! Each member will be able to join in a hands-on philanthropy activity with one of our partners below. More details will be provided as we progress.


CPR Training Project

Learn two steps to save a life with hands-only CPR. We are pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. We are asking all chapters to consider participation in providing CPR training as part of our national day of service activities.

Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend.

In support of this important effort, chapters will have an opportunity to receive a virtual orientation hosted by American Heart Association. On the day of the training event, members will be trained in small groups using the CPR & First Aid Anywhere training kits. The kit is great for small more intimate training where participants can take turns practicing while watching.

Please note: CPR Anytime kits are priced at $38.50 and are recommend for use of up to 20 people.  https://shopcpr.heart.org/adult-child-cpr-anytime-kit

Additionally, we encourage chapters to spread the word in their local community using social media platforms on April 23, 2022. NCL will provide digital resources to promote your campaign.

More details to come!


Gathering Voices Project

Create thank you notes to program volunteers! During the National Day of Service in April, NCL members are invited to create hand-written thank you notes to Alzheimer’s Association program volunteers who have withstood the impact of a global pandemic continuing to provide key Association services such as community education programs, support groups and early stage social engagement programs. These will be delivered to volunteers by local chapters as we wrap up National Volunteer Month.
NCL members can also create a brief video (up to 1 minute) using the Association’s license to their “Gathering Voices” platform. NCL members can tell their personal stories of how the disease has impacted them (or their neighbors, friends, community) and invite others to get involved / get help. These videos can then be used in a coordinated social media campaign throughout May / June to promote Alzheimer’s Community Forums.


Sleep Tight Project

In support of Operation Gratitude’s Handmade with Love program, members have an opportunity to participate in the “Sleep Tight” initiative, which was started by Ashley Porter, Sustainer. The project supports mental health through understanding and addressing the challenges and stresses of our military. Custom one-of-a kind, colorful pillowcases become a unique way to send uplifting and encouraging words. Operation Gratitude will include these in care packages to Veterans and Wounded Heroes. These pillowcases allow us to say thank you and bring comfort and cheer, while also providing a useful product!

Guidelines:

  • Pillowcases can be purchased or handmade and must be new. We do not accept used pillowcases.
  • Pillowcases should be Queen Size and be a standard shape. Please do not add tassels or ties.
  • Please use 100% cotton or a cotton blend, or flannel. Flannel would be appreciated because of its soft texture, but cotton works just as well.
  • There are no color restrictions for the pillowcases and we encourage you to be creative when choosing your fabric.
  • NO GLITTER please, nor use of 3D items. (i.e., no bedazzling rhinestones, pearls, puffy stickers, etc.)
  • We suggest using fabric dye, crayons, indelible ink pens (i.e., Sharpies for fabric), alcohol inks or color markers. Do not use paint of any type.
  • Create artwork of your choosing and feel free to decorate one or both sides.
  • You may write letters of appreciation on your pillowcases. Please follow our letter writing guidelines for content.
  • We ask that you do not wash your pillowcases. Many people are allergic to specific laundry soaps and the fragrance from the detergent or dryer sheets will overwhelm the taste of any food items in the care package. If you must wash them, please use a hypoallergenic unscented laundry soap.

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