United Way Day of Kindness on Wednesday

World Day of Kindness volunteer Bob Dense reads to school children during the 2018 event. (Photo provided)

United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma is inviting the community to participate in its annual World Day of Kindness on Wednesday.

“A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the community on that day, such as delivering planned and random acts of kindness to area schools, quality-of-life projects for senior citizens, replenishing supplies for Loaves & Fishes and Salvation Army, and other acts of kindness throughout the day,” said Dan Schiedel, CEO of United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma.

Schiedel said fundraising and participation look to be up for this year’s Day of Kindness, with more than 200 volunteers already signed up.

Salvation Army of Enid will serve a free lunch from its canteen near Garfield County Court House lawn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enid Community Clinic, 1106 E. Broadway, will be open for a free nurses’ clinic, with health screenings and flu shots, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Day of Kindness. Volunteers will serve a free hot dog cookout, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of the clinic.

Anyone in need of a smoke alarm for their home can sign up to have volunteers install a free smoke alarm during Day of Kindness. Sign-up for the smoke alarm installations is through RSVP of Enid, at (580) 233-5914.

For those unable to volunteer, Schiedel suggested the Enid Santa for Seniors program, through RSVP of Enid, and the Diaper Bank at CDSA, as “excellent ideas for families and employees to gather supplies to help make a difference in the lives of others.”

Schiedel requested groups planning special activities for the Day of Kindness to contact the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 as soon as possible.

Sponsors for Day of Kindness include NextEra Energy, Mike and Kelley Wright, Mid-Continent, Jiffy Trip, Mid-America, ADM Milling, Dillingham Insurance, Allen Family Foundation, POPE Distribu­ting, Pioneer Cellular, Community Clinic, On Point Resources, Culligan of Enid, Salvation Army, Rob and Mary Stallings, Oxbow Calcining, BancCentral, Great Plains Bank, Northwest Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation, Dandy’s Donuts, Deli & Delights and Autry Technology Center.

For more information on Enid’s Day of Kindness, contact Schiedel at (580) 237-0821 or dan@unitedwayenid.org.

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