Local Kindness volunteer & service ideas for Thurston Students (students can also create their own kindness acts)
1. Beach cleanup or trash pickup at school, park, or your neighborhood.
2. The Susi Q
380 Third Street Laguna Beach
Contact person is Christine Brewer:
Seniors need bingo game prizes every Monday & Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM.
The Susi Q would love Thurston students to donate little prizes for their bingo games: cookies, laundry detergent, body wash, lotion, cozy socks, scarves, hand soap and snacks or anything else that’s practical and helps the seniors save money.
3. Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Open 10 AM - 4 PM
20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Donation Wish List: Drop off an item on their list:
Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home. Depending on the time of year, volunteers will assist with various stewardship activities, including removal of non-native plants, seed collection, and/or planting of native plants. No experience is necessary, and all tools will be provided. Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and sun protection and bring water. Come out and join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy!
Location: Big Bend Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 1 mile south of El Toro Rd.). For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
Age Requirements: Ages 5 – 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent. Students 16 – 18 years old are welcome with a waiver signed by a parent/guardian that is collected at the start of the event. The waiver will be sent to you after the online registration form is completed.
5. Laguna Food Pantry - Donate food items
You can also drop off food donations during business hours in the collection box at U.S. Bank, 310 Glenneyre Street near Forest Avenue
6. Write THANK YOU cards to our local fire fighters, police, lifeguards, teachers, staff, school bus drivers, friends or family. PTA will organize a card station at school (date TBD soon) for students.
7. Assistance League Laguna Beach
547 Catalina Street (thrift shop at 526 Glenneyre Street)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Donate Items for Thrift Shop
Revenue to support philanthropic programs also comes from proceeds from the Assistance League Thrift Shop, located at 526 Glenneyre Street. They gratefully accept donations of items including gently worn clothing, shoes, toys, athletic equipment, small furniture, books, home furnishings, linens, housewares as well as monetary donations.
8. Students can get creative and choose their own random acts of kindness, such as
submitting a video for the Thurston Film Festival
of their Kindness Challenge Act(s) and paying it forward by inspiring other students to do good. Walking a neighbor’s dog, offering free babysitting, picking up trash, doing yard work, cleaning the house…..the list is endless!