City of Brecksville Acts of Holiday Kindness

As the Christmas holiday draws near, let us come together to bring cheer. While we continue through the hustle-and-bustle of this busy season, let us take pause to remember that there are members of our community who may need a helping hand, hug, hot meal, or a simple “hello, how are you?”. 

Many members of our community are no stranger to kind deeds. Some recent examples include our dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers who deliver hot meals to residents; a resident who volunteers his time and gift of baking by supplying delicious cookies to our local nursing homes; a recent private donation of $5,000 from a resident to the Yuletide Hunger Program; a recent donation of $1,000 from a local organization to the Shop with a Cop Program; donations from our very own police officers to the Shop with a Cop Program; a donation from a group of local children to an animal shelter; and many, many more!

Let us continue the spirit of kindness and altruism throughout the holiday season and thereafter. This holiday season, we challenge YOU to make a difference. The City of Brecksville wishes to recognize deeds of benevolence – in all forms and sizes – in our community from now until the start of the New Year. For a select number of extraordinary deeds, recognition will come in the form of a public announcement on social media and in the Brecksville Bulletin, as well as a good deed in return for the selected good Samaritans. Those who wish to remain anonymous may opt to do so.

Please notify us of your good deeds, or the good deeds of someone else for which you have been witness, by emailing info@brecksville.oh.us with the information requested on the City of Brecksville Acts of Holiday Kindness form, or by mailing or dropping off a hard copy of the form to Brecksville City Hall, 9069 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141. Responses must be received by January 1, 2023. Multiple forms may be submitted by an individual.

Acts of kindness come in many forms, large and small. Some examples may include:

  • Helping your neighbor shovel snow, put up Christmas decorations, take out the trash, etc.
  • Volunteering your time to a nursing home.
  • Participating in an Adopt-a-Family program.
  • Donating money to a good cause.
  • Donating blood at an American Red Cross Blood Drive.
  • Spending time with someone who may be lonely or widowed.
  • Helping someone load groceries into their vehicle.
  • Writing a “thank you” note to first responders.
  • Donating toys to an organization that distributes them to children in need.
  • Thanking a Veteran for their service.
  • Making baked goods or crafts for senior citizens.

Whatever the good deed or deeds may be, we would like to hear! Please click here for the City of Brecksville Acts of Holiday Kindness form, and as previously stated, any wish for anonymity will be honored. Let’s carry out the spirit of kindness during the holidays and beyond!