• Halifax County Leap of Kindness 2020

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  • 2020 is a Leap Year!
    What Will You Do With an Extra Day?

    The Halifax County Chamber invites you to participate in the Halifax Chamber #LeapofKindnessDay and do something kind for another person or group in our community.


    #LeapofKindnessDay is community wide effort created to inspire businesses, schools, clubs, friends and neighbors to do something kind for someone else here in our community.

    It can be as simple as a food drive, volunteering at a local shelter, organizing clothing donations for a nonprofit serving domestic violence victims, or delivering food or other treats to local first responders or veterans’ groups. No act of kindness is too small or will go unappreciated! These acts of kindness can be a one day activity or last all month long.

    How to Participate

    1) Sign-Up.  To participate in Halifax Chamber's #LeapOfKindnessDay 2020, we ask that you sign-up so we can give your business recognition! Remember to include details about your planned #LeapOfKindnessDay activity and use this hashtag when posting photos of your good deeds online.


    2) Choose a Project.  View the list of Leap Of Kindness Day requests for support made by local nonprofits on this page. 

    3) Take a Photo, and Share Your Project!  We will share your group photo on our social media channels. Please tag us on social media @HalifaxVAChamber, or email your photo and caption to Director of Membership, Brandee S. Lloyd.

    Note: You don’t have to wait until February 29th to get started! These acts of kindness can be a one day activity or last all month long. You can begin now by initiating your collection or volunteer recruitment at your workplace, school or club.  No matter what, make sure you put your extra day to good use.



    • Provide gifts of treats or flowers to local nursing homes or hospice facilities;
    • Collect items to support programs that serve disabled veterans;
    • Donate items to a local animal shelter or rescue;
    • Donate and deliver food to local first responders;
    • Work with a local Scout unit to make cards for residents at local hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities.
    • Consider matching your employees’ donations of goods or funds;
    • Have your students make spring banners and decorations for local nursing homes or long term care.
    • Hold a clothing, food and hygiene product drive for local shelters serving the homeless, domestic violence victims or local teens and young adults.
    • Provide free admissions or discounts to local first responders and veterans.
    • Conduct a food drive at work to support local food pantries.
    • Send a note of gratitude to your child’s teacher.
    • Solicit ideas from your employees or team members for #LeapOfKindnessDay.
    • Make an online donation to a charity or nonprofit of your choice.

  • Thank You to Our Participating Businesses

    Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston
    Animal Medical Clinic will sponsor the adoptions fees for up to (9) animals from the Adopt-a-thon
    held at the animal shelter on 2-29-2020 with Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and HYPE.  

    Dollar General Corp.
    For the Month of March, Dollar General will be holding a food drive at the warehouse for donation to the local food bank.
    For more information call (434) 517-2003

    We will be hosting a drive to support the Comet Giving Closet with non-perishable food/clothing items/toiletries/school supplies, etc.
    For more information call (434) 517-9947 or email ladkins@doarpt.com

    KJ's Cake Creations
    A donation to HCCA for their Celebration of Life event in June
    and a treat for our County Dispatch Employees

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    The Southern VA Higher Education Center will host a 5 Days of Giving Food Drive to benefit Good Samaritan. Our focus will be on collecting items to fulfill Good Samaritan's 5 greatest needs: -canned fruit -powdered milk or canned milk -peanut butter -canned meats (Spam, potted meats, canned tuna, salmon, etc...) - oatmeal


    Town of Halifax Farmers Market
    Halifax Farmers Market will host a supply drive for the Comet Giving Closet at Halifax High School. Items needed for the closet are Non Perishable Foods, Men's & Women's Underwear, Deodorant, Shampoo & Conditioner, Body Wash, Book Bags, Binders, Note Cards, Leggings & Sweatpants. Items can be dropped off at Halifax Farmers Market this Saturday the 22nd and next Saturday the 29th from 9am-1pm. Items can also be dropped off at Halifax Town Hall located at 70 South Main Street during business hours.

    Celebrate Leap Day with us this year! In an effort to spend our extra day of the year giving back to the community, we will be accepting donations all week long
     for the Friends of Halifax County Animal Control-Virginia!
    Donations may include:
     Blankets or towels, Dog or cat food or Dog & cat treats 
    We’ll be accepting donations through Saturday 2-29-2020 at 3pm and will take all donations to the shelter next week!

    World of Sports
    A food drive will be held Feb 24-27, 2020 to support the Good Samaritan.
    For every item donated, you will get $1 on an arcade card. Donation box will be located at the counter in the Arcade.