Leap of Kindness Day

Leap of Kindness Day on February 29th 2024

Leap of Kindness Day was invented by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce in 2016. The idea was to inspire our members and community to use their extra day that Leap Year to do something kind for someone else, and hundreds of local organizations helped thousands of local people on February 29, 2016.

In 2020, Leap of Kindness Day was even bigger and better as more than 200 chambers in the US, Canada, and Ireland joined us and organized their own celebrations. In Saratoga, people donated their time, talent, and treasure to help so many people, local charities, and nonprofit organizations, and to thank first responders, teachers, school bus drivers, Veterans, etc.

In 2024, we will once again celebrate Leap of Kindness Day, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, and everyone is invited to join us!


AWAY Crisis Shelter Needs

• Diapers large Sizes 5 and 6
• Pull-ups large sizes 5 and 6
• Baby wipes
• Shampoo and conditioner
• Body wash
• Hairbrushes
• Deodorant women’s and men’s
• Women’s leggings, sizes, medium, large, X large, XX large, and XXX large
• Women’s tee shirts sizes X large, XX large, and XXX large
• Women’s sweatshirts, all sizes
• Women’s panties sizes X large, XX large, and XXX large
• Women’s PJ bottoms and tops, all sizes
• Children’s clothing boys and girls, all sizes
• Cleaning products for clients moving out of shelter
• Full-size bedding for when clients move out of shelter
• Kitchen and bath towels for clients moving out of shelter
• Kitchen items for clients moving out of shelter
• Tennis shoes of all sizes.

AWAY cannot accept used clothing and bedding due to bed bug policy. Kitchen items can be used in good condition.

Commitments to Make a Difference for Leap of Kindness Day 2024

  • Brooke Dempsey, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will be purchasing the first 10 customer’s coffee at Waterstone Outdoors