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Give a hug.

Give a hug.

Sunday, January 21
For National Hugging Day shower your friend with hugs! Virtual hugs, real-life read more...

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Don't go away

Don't go away

The recurring theme from people going through a trauma is that friends don't know what to say, so they don't read more...

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Come in from the cold.

Come in from the cold.

Monday, January 22
Invite your friend over on Come in from the Cold Day. Hot chocolate or hot tea read more...

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Offer a choice.

Offer a choice.

One tactic that might be helpful is to suggest a choice. For example, may I run some errands for you on read more...

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Have a slice.

Have a slice.

Tuesday, January 23
Apple, peach, chocolate, pumpkin, lemon meringue, coconut cream, pecan read more...

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Surprises

Surprises

Sometimes surprises are NOT a good idea. As well meaning as a major project or fund-raising event may be, check read more...

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Pay a compliment.

Pay a compliment.

Wednesday, January 24
Make Compliment Day special for caregivers by sending a note complimenting read more...

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Let your friend share when the time is right.

Let your friend share when the time is right.

We humans go through extreme highs and extreme lows whether we are celebrating the birth of a precious baby, read more...

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Do the opposite.

Do the opposite.

Thursday, January 25
Spend Opposite Day with a child whose family is going through a challenging read more...

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Order Delivery.

Order Delivery.

Call ahead, pay and have a meal delivered to your friend's doorstep. read more...

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Say thank you.

Say thank you.

Friday, January 26
Use Spouse's Day to celebrate your friend’s spouse who is the rock. Offer to read more...

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Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Whatever illness, crisis, recovery or transition your friend is going through, he or she quite possibly cannot read more...

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Eat cake.

Eat cake.

Saturday, January 27
It's Chocolate Cake Day! Bake it or buy it, just be sure to share it. read more...

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Just listen.

Just listen.

You don't have to know what to say, and you don't have to have answers. Just listen and be there for your read more...

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Have fun!

Have fun!

Sunday, January 28
It's Fun at Work Day! Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and nursing home staff read more...

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Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions. Check The Strength of Friends team page for likes, dislikes, allergies, and for read more...

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Solve a puzzle.

Solve a puzzle.

Monday, January 29
On National Puzzle Day gather all those jigsaw puzzles you put together once read more...

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Send a gift card.

Send a gift card.

Send a restaurant gift card to your friend as an alternative to cooking a meal. read more...

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Support a friend.

Support a friend.

Tuesday, January 30
If your friend’s spouse has recently passed away, give him or her a call today read more...

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Let your friend know you are there.

Let your friend know you are there.

Even though your friend will need and want time to BE alone, make sure your friend never FEELS alone!! read more...

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Try something different.

Try something different.

Wednesday, January 31
When you go to the drive-up window on Backward Day, pay for the order for the read more...

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Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Your friend will go through many emotions through the course of his or her life-changing event. Try to leave read more...

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Make it sparkle.

Make it sparkle.

Thursday, February 01
It's Car Wash Day. If you are in a warm climate, gather your car washing read more...

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Dresses, Shirts and More!

Dresses, Shirts and More!

Buy dresses, shirts and more to support Komen More Than Friends.  https://squareup.com/store/MoreThanFriends/ read more...

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Take kids out for fun.

Take kids out for fun.

Friday, February 02
Take your friend’s children out to a fun dinner tonight. While waiting for your read more...

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Pets are family, too!

Pets are family, too!

If your friend has a pet, you can brighten everyone's day by doing something special for the pet. read more...

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Bake a cake.

Bake a cake.

Saturday, February 03
For Carrot Cake Day bake a yummy carrot cake, then call your friend and ask read more...

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Call Ahead.

Call Ahead.

Do not just show up. Schedule a time that will be convenient for your friend. If your friend needs to cancel, read more...

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Say "Thanks!"

Say "Thanks!"

Sunday, February 04
It's Thank a Mailman Day. Decorate your friend’s mailbox this morning before read more...

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Keep to the schedule.

Keep to the schedule.

Sign up on the Calendar for the day and time you will take a meal. The team Coordinator has indicated the days read more...

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Build a snowman.

Build a snowman.

Monday, February 05
It's the Halfway Point of Winter! It only gets better from here! Celebrate by read more...

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Send a note.

Send a note.

Send a note or card to your friend just to let them know you are thinking of them. It will be very much read more...

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Make a pot of soup.

Make a pot of soup.

Tuesday, February 06
A pot of homemade soup will be a great treat for your friend on Homemade Soup read more...

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Don't drop in.

Don't drop in.

Drop-in visits, while well intended, can sometimes be intrusive and untimely. Schedule a visit through your read more...

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Send a card.

Send a card.

Wednesday, February 07
Handmade cards, store bought cards, gift cards, birthday cards, gas cards, or read more...

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Check Tips & Ideas.

Check Tips & Ideas.

Check The Strength of Friends Tips & Ideas for suggestions of ways to keep in touch and simple acts of kindness read more...

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Stock a food pantry.

Stock a food pantry.

Thursday, February 08
February is canned food month. Honor your friend today by making a read more...

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Take food in recyclable containers you do not need back or label your dishes. Use your KomenMoreThanFriends read more...

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Let your inner artist shine.

Let your inner artist shine.

Friday, February 09
Channel your inner Van Gogh on Artist Day. Make a scrapbook for your friend to read more...

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Offer specific help often.

Offer specific help often.

Remember that saying call if you need anything often feels like the cliché, let's do lunch. Your friend most read more...

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Be a ray of sunshine.

Be a ray of sunshine.

Saturday, February 10
Who says friendship is only for sunny days? On Umbrella Day find a fun umbrella read more...

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Drop off a surprise.

Drop off a surprise.

If you love surprises use them for random acts of kindness and daily ideas that can just be dropped off or read more...

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Shovel a path.

Shovel a path.

Sunday, February 11
It's Doorstep Day! Is snow in the forecast? If so, be sure to get friends read more...

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On the importance of staying close

On the importance of staying close

Families who have a family member undergoing treatment for cancer or who have just lost a loved one often feel read more...

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Bring a sweet treat.

Bring a sweet treat.

Monday, February 12
Ice Cream Bar/Eskimo Pie Day! These cold treats will hit the spot, even on a read more...

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Sign up for a meal.

Sign up for a meal.

If your friend has a team on The Strength of Friends, sign up there to take a meal rather than showing up with read more...

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Laugh.

Laugh.

Tuesday, February 13
If laughter is the best medicine, Belly Laugh Day is the day to fill the read more...

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Research fundraising activities.

Research fundraising activities.

Check to see if there are legal implications to whatever you may be planning for your friend (such as a read more...

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Become an organ donor.

Become an organ donor.

Wednesday, February 14
National Organ Donor Day is the perfect time to register to become an organ read more...

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Be Patient.

Be Patient.

Be patient and continue to stay in touch with your friend from your end. Your friend will be so grateful that read more...

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Bring some comfort (food).

Bring some comfort (food).

Thursday, February 15
For Burger Lover's Day fix your friends' family a yummy meal of burgers on the read more...

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Just say no...it's what we do.

Just say no...it's what we do.

Accepting help can sometimes make us feel that others consider us to be incompetent. So, when you offer to help read more...

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Be cheerful.

Be cheerful.

Friday, February 16
Chances are that someone who seems grouchy has good reason to be. On Do a read more...

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Make sure pets are safe.

Make sure pets are safe.

In cases of severe emergencies, keep in mind that Humane Societies offer emergency services for pet owners. read more...

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Do a random act of kindness.

Do a random act of kindness.

Saturday, February 17
Ask your friend how you can celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, doing random read more...

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Bring the whole meal.

Bring the whole meal.

Take the WHOLE meal (salad, vegetables, fruit, bread, dessert) not just the main course. read more...

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Charge it.

Charge it.

Sunday, February 18
It's National Battery Day. Is your friend’s car battery 'iffy?' Borrow the car read more...

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The Lasagna Law.

The Lasagna Law.

Be sure to check your friend's The Strength of Friends team page. You'll find a schedule of who is providing read more...

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Enjoy a minty treat.

Enjoy a minty treat.

Monday, February 19
Mmmm, chocolate chip mint ice cream, peppermint patties, or Thin Mints, give read more...

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Walk the dog.

Walk the dog.

Offer to take a dog for a walk or to a dog park for a good run. read more...

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Share some pie.

Share some pie.

Tuesday, February 20
It's Cherry Pie Day. Share the sweetness with your friend, your favorite read more...

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Reminisce with a friend.

Reminisce with a friend.

Wednesday, February 21
Does your friend have a stack of greeting cards, sympathy cards or get well read more...