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Enjoy chips and salsa.

Friday, February 24
Tortilla Chip Day is a the perfect excuse to enjoy chips & salsa and good read more...

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Drop off a surprise.

Drop off a surprise.

If you love surprises use them for random acts of kindness and daily ideas that can just be dropped off or read more...

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Listen to some jazz.

Saturday, February 25
Maybe your friend would like an evening out. It's Jazz Day, so find a local read more...

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Take food in recyclable containers you do not need back or label your dishes. Use your WhatFriendsDo team and read more...

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Tell a fairy tale.

Sunday, February 26
It's Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Take your friend’s toddlers to story hour at the read more...

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Offer specific help often.

Offer specific help often.

Remember that saying call if you need anything often feels like the cliché, let's do lunch. Your friend most read more...

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Help a friend.

Monday, February 27
It's No Brainer Day and offering to help a friend is a true 'no-brainer' isn't read more...

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Bring snacks.

Bring snacks.

Many people will bring meals. Consider giving your friend a snack basket, junk food as well as the nutritious read more...

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Deliver some flowers.

Tuesday, February 28
Happy Floral Design Day! Send flowers to your friend today, just because! read more...

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Check Tips & Ideas.

Check Tips & Ideas.

Check WhatFriendsDo Tips & Ideas for suggestions of ways to keep in touch and simple acts of kindness that will read more...

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Go on a picnic.

Wednesday, March 01
On Peanut Butter Lovers' Day invite your friend’s children to go on a picnic, read more...

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Send a gift card.

Send a gift card.

Send a restaurant gift card to your friend as an alternative to cooking a meal. read more...

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Clear it out.

Thursday, March 02
Help your friend clean out 'old stuff' for Old Stuff Day, whether it is in the read more...

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On the importance of staying close

On the importance of staying close

Families who have a family member undergoing treatment for cancer or who have just lost a loved one often feel read more...

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Be happy.

Friday, March 03
Have you been meaning to write, visit, or call a friend? I Want You to be Happy read more...

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Don't drop in.

Don't drop in.

Drop-in visits, while well intended, can sometimes be intrusive and untimely. Schedule a visit through your read more...

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Hug a GI.

Saturday, March 04
Find out from your friend if they have a family member or friend in the read more...

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Surprises

Surprises

Sometimes surprises are NOT a good idea. As well meaning as a major project or fund-raising event may be, check read more...

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Plant a tree.

Sunday, March 05
New Beginnings Day is the time to honor a friend who is beginning a new chapter read more...

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The Lasagna Law.

The Lasagna Law.

Be sure to check your friend's WhatFriendsDo team page. You'll find a schedule of who is providing meals and read more...

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Think of the necessities.

Monday, March 06
Sometimes getting our friends to accept help can be like pulling teeth. Use read more...

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Be Patient.

Be Patient.

Be patient and continue to stay in touch with your friend from your end. Your friend will be so grateful that read more...

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Listen to a friend.

Tuesday, March 07
National Be Heard Day is the perfect day to sit down for a catch-up chat with read more...

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Send a note.

Send a note.

Send a note or card to your friend just to let them know you are thinking of them. It will be very much read more...

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Take care of a nasty chore.

Wednesday, March 08
For Be Nasty Day, take care of a nasty chore around the house. How about read more...

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Let your friend share when the time is right.

Let your friend share when the time is right.

We humans go through extreme highs and extreme lows whether we are celebrating the birth of a precious baby, read more...

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Show your appreciation.

Thursday, March 09
Have your friend’s co-workers been exceptionally supportive and helpful to your read more...

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Pets are family, too!

Pets are family, too!

If your friend has a pet, you can brighten everyone's day by doing something special for the pet. read more...

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Share some music.

Friday, March 10
Music can be relaxing, inspiring, energizing. Share some music with your friend read more...

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Just listen.

Just listen.

You don't have to know what to say, and you don't have to have answers. Just listen and be there for your read more...

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Be a tool.

Saturday, March 11
Guys, Worship of Tools Day is for you! Call your friend (right now) to schedule read more...

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Just say no...it's what we do.

Just say no...it's what we do.

Accepting help can sometimes make us feel that others consider us to be incompetent. So, when you offer to help read more...

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Plant a flower.

Sunday, March 12
Plant a Flower Day is the perfect time to fill flower pots and flowerbeds with read more...

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Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Whatever illness, crisis, recovery or transition your friend is going through, he or she quite possibly cannot read more...

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Enjoy a classic.

Monday, March 13
On Donald Duck’s Birthday, invite your friend’s children to your house for a read more...

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Walk the dog.

Walk the dog.

Offer to take a dog for a walk or to a dog park for a good run. read more...

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Learn about butterflies.

Tuesday, March 14
Butterflies represent transformation, and this site was designed to help people read more...

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Make sure pets are safe.

Make sure pets are safe.

In cases of severe emergencies, keep in mind that Humane Societies offer emergency services for pet owners. read more...

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Play with a great kid.

Wednesday, March 15
Spend an afternoon with your friend’s children; a trip to a museum, a movie, a read more...

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Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions. Check WhatFriendsDo team page for likes, dislikes, allergies, and for meal read more...

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Grab a sweet treat.

Thursday, March 16
For Milk Shake Day stop at your friend’s favorite shake place and get a read more...

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Sign up for a meal.

Sign up for a meal.

If your friend has a team on WhatFriendsDo, sign up there to take a meal rather than showing up with a surprise read more...

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Bring some green.

Friday, March 17
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Decorate your friend’s front door with 3-leaf read more...

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Order Delivery.

Order Delivery.

Call ahead, pay and have a meal delivered to your friend's doorstep. read more...

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Listen to a friend.

Saturday, March 18
It's Penny for Your Thoughts Day! Today, be all ears. If your friend is read more...

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Offer a choice.

Offer a choice.

One tactic that might be helpful is to suggest a choice. For example, may I run some errands for you on read more...

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Thank a nurse.

Sunday, March 19
National Certified Nurses Day is the day to thank those wonderful nurses who read more...

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Let your friend know you are there.

Let your friend know you are there.

Even though your friend will need and want time to BE alone, make sure your friend never FEELS alone!! read more...

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Plant a tree.

Monday, March 20
Take steps toward making your home habits and work habits a bit greener. read more...

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Don't forget pets.

Don't forget pets.

Take along a pet treat when you visit your friend. read more...

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Give a sweet smelling gift.

Tuesday, March 21
For Fragrance Day treat your friend to a scented candle that will provide a read more...

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Bring the whole meal.

Bring the whole meal.

Take the WHOLE meal (salad, vegetables, fruit, bread, dessert) not just the main course. read more...

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Mail it.

Wednesday, March 22
Do something fun on fill a Mailbox with Poetry Day! Ask everyone on your team read more...

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Research fundraising activities.

Research fundraising activities.

Check to see if there are legal implications to whatever you may be planning for your friend (such as a read more...

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Stock the pantry.

Thursday, March 23
Offer to do some stocking up for your friend. Paper goods, canned goods, craft read more...

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Keep to the schedule.

Keep to the schedule.

Sign up on the Calendar for the day and time you will take a meal. The team Coordinator has indicated the days read more...

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Remember when?

Friday, March 24
Remember when cancer hadn’t yet been diagnosed? Remember when a loved one read more...

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Don't go away

Don't go away

The recurring theme from people going through a trauma is that friends don't know what to say, so they don't read more...