We’re headed back to Minneapolis! That’s right — from Aug. 12-14, Random Acts staffers Jennifer and Emma will be in attendance at Creation Entertainment’s Official Supernatural Convention (#SPNMinn), collecting supplies for a local nonprofit and hosting a number of kindness activities in which all are welcome to get involved. This time around, as in past years, we’ll be partnering with People Serving People, Minnesota’s largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter.

About People Serving People

People Serving People’s mission is to create “a community in which all children have the stability and support they need to develop their full capacity to thrive.”

logo-desk“People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services, which assist families experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient and reconnected with the community,” the organization explains on its site. “In a safe, secure, and sober environment, we provide services which cultivate independence and accountability.”

In addition to its various programs, People Serving People provides its youngest tenants with toys, books, and birthday parties, among other fun activities, to add to their quality of life.

How You Can Help

Over #SPNMinn weekend, our staffers will be in the vendors room collecting the following items, as requested by the People Serving People team:

  • Diapers: Size 4 Pull-Ups (*HIGH NEED*)
  • Air mattresses
  • Art supplies
  • Baby wipes
  • Board games
  • Body wash
  • Career pants (Black for Men and Women)
  • Cereal
  • Reusable coffee cups
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shampoo& conditioner
  • Journals & sketch books
  • Laundry detergent
  • #2 Pencils
  • Sheets & blankets: Sizes Twin, Full, & Queen
  • Similac: Advance/Iron/Fortified/Sensitive Baby powder
  • Sippy cups
  • Toothpaste
  • Towels

Can’t Bring a Donation?

You can still get involved! From Friday through Sunday close, our staff will be hosting a CNrf5vcVEAAgDGMnumber of kindness activities, including decorating notebooks for the children of People Serving People and writing uplifting notes and messages for the inhabitants. If you can pack notebooks, stickers, and decorating tools of your own and would like to make yours especially unique, feel free to bring those supplies along too! We’ll have plenty colorful adhesives, markers, and art supplies for you otherwise.

If You’ll Be There in Spirit Only…

… That’s okay too. We know not everyone can make it to #SPNMinn and would never want anyone to miss out, so to keep all involved, even from afar, we’re challenging all our supporters to get out in their communities to do something kind for those in need. Whether you’re dropping off balloons and stuffed animals to kids at a children’s home or serving up meals at a local food pantry, every act — whether big or small — matters.

Want to contribute to our notebook collection? There’s a place to do that too, even if you won’t be in attendance! Click here to submit your own kindness coloring book for our People Serving People “virtual” collection!

Whether you’re headed to the Great North or staying at home with friends, we hope you’ll join us in making the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time.

Make sure to tag all of your social media posts with #SPNMinn and #GetKind so we can see what you get up to over the convention weekend! You can also follow along on Twitter (@RAFundraiser) to get regular updates on random drawings and giveaways!