Curbside Kindness Exchange for Staff and Faculty starts March 8
Each semester, Staff Senate holds a Staff Appreciation Event. With the anniversary of the pandemic upon us, Staff Senate voted to open our spring event for all SFCC employees. Staff Senate is sponsoring a college-wide Kindness Exchange (books, seeds, ornaments) for all staff, faculty and adjunct faculty.
This event is non-denominational and is open to all. We miss being with one another, and what better way to reconnect than to do something kind for someone else.
For those of us with artistic gifts, please craft a decoration that can hang in a window, an ornament, charm, amulet, blessing, decoration or some other expression of care and appreciation. Please, no food.
For those of us who are not able to make something, please contribute an ornament, charm, amulet, blessing, decoration or other thoughtful item. Perhaps you have seeds to share, or some other item you are ready to gift-away. If you purchase something, limit the dollar value of the gift to $5 or less.
And for those of us who wish to participate, but don’t feel comfortable exchanging physical items, we will have a Microsoft Teams/Zoom Background exchange.
Let’s tangibly share care and good cheer with each other as we mark the anniversary of the pandemic.
How do I sign up?
You don’t have to! Starting today, make, find or buy your memento. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one! Your gift needs to be small enough to fit inside a quart-sized zip lock bag.
Write your name and email address on a zip lock plastic bag (permanent ink, please!) and place your wrapped memento inside.
Please, no joke gifts.
Drive through the SFCC West Wing entrance on Monday, March 8 to drop off your gift. There will be a designated box, labeled for the gift exchange, where you can deposit your gift. The box will be out from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please be sure to wear a mask when you come by.
Staff Senate Officers will empty the drop while wearing gloves and masks. The President’s Conference Room will be used for quarantine. Items will be quarantined and spaced for three days prior to distribution.
I Gave, How Do I Receive?
Drive through the SFCC West Wing entrance on Friday March 12 to receive your gift. Drive through will be available from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival drive through the roundabout at the front SFCC entrance and a Staff Senate Officer will place a gift either in the open trunk of your car, or on the empty passenger seat of the car. Please be sure to wear a mask when you pick up your gift.
What if I Didn’t Contribute a Thing to the Give-Away?
Please come on by and pick up a memento on March 12. We appreciate you!
Photo: Sabrina Calija, SFCC Staff Senate Communications Officer