COMMUNITY HELPERS: Day 23 of 31 Days of Creative Caring


They’re a group that society tends to notice and “love on” during the holidays, but during the year … I wonder.

We sometimes call them Community Helpers.

Many of them work long hours for low pay.
Ways we can encourage them …

  • Learn their names
  • Drop by their office with cookies, fruit, or snacks
  • Send a thank you note
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in appreciation of their work
  • Where applicable, offer to decorate their office for various seasons
  • Reach out to the families of those professionals who often have to work on holidays
  • Plan an appreciation event


Are you (or a family member/close friend) a Community Helper? What would encourage you?

This is part of a 31-day series. To read previous posts, go HERE.>


  1. That first one said it all. I like the fact that you pointed that out. Too often, they become the uniform they wear. What a rice reminder that that there is a person in there.

    And I also liked the one about their families at holidays.

  2. Another great reminder, Susan.
    Thanks for sharing.