RASKALS (Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors) is a program that was started in West Chester Township. It matches volunteers of all ages with older adults to help with the yard work and outside chores that they cannot do themselves.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the City of Fairfield Volunteer Program will send RASKALS volunteers to the homes of older adults (age 55 and over, or disabled) within the City Limits. Volunteers will provide, free of charge, many seasonal tasks that the homeowner can no longer perform.
Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors (RASKALS) began in the fall of 1996 in West Chester when eleven-year-old Emily Weber sent a letter to the township administrator searching for a project that would help her community.
That initial desire evolved into what has become a twice-a-year event: the first Saturday in May for spring cleanup and the first Saturday in November for fall cleanup.
RASKALS volunteers have included families, youth organizations, government classes, church groups, older adults and just good neighbors. We always have room for volunteers.
The RASKALS program has been fortunate to have many corporate and local business sponsors. Without these varied sponsorships, the project would not be as successful. We always have room for sponsors.
The purpose of the RASKALS project is to help our older adults through random acts of kindness.
Volunteer to help out senior citizens right here in the City of Fairfield.