30 Days of Daily Challenges to help support your local community
Choose a staple item (ex: bread) and commit to buying it locally this month.
Visit your city's website and check out the events calendar. Fond du Lac's event calendar can be found here: https://www.fdl.wi.gov/calendar/events/.
Try out a new-to-you restaurant in your area.
Follow some of your favorite local businesses on Facebook and Instagram.
Spruce up your front yard, balcony, or windowsill with some flowers or greenery.
Report a local issue (ex: graffiti, potholes, sidewalk damage) to public works.
Write an online review for a local business you love.
Pick up a local paper or newsletter and read about current issues in your community.
Waiting in line or at the bus stop? Initiate small talk with a stranger today.
Take a small bag for a walk around the block and pick up litter you see along the way.
Go treasure hunting at a garage sale or thrift store this weekend.
Buy this week's groceries at a farmers' market or independent grocer.
Pick up a local recreation guide (or browse one online).
Build goodwill with your neighbors?— bake them some treats or offer to help them.
Fill up a shopping bag with old stuff and drop it off at a charity thrift store.
Join a running club or group fitness class in your area.
Snapping selfies at a local business? Be sure to tag them, too!
Play tourist in your own city this weekend?— don't forget to bring your camera!
Join a community garden (or rally the neighbors and start your own).
Cheer on a local sports team?—minor leagues are still major fun.
Visit a local coffee shop and buy a coffee for the person behind you in line.
Write a letter to your elected official about a local issue or just to say thanks.
Find an upcoming community event to attend this month and check it out.
Strike up a conversation with a local business owner?—ask how they got their start.
Track down a local band or live music venue and go to a show.
Buy local art to display in your home or business.
Take some treats to the local police station or fire department.
Find a local organization that excites you and offer to volunteer with them.
Go for a browse at the nearest independent bookstore.
Create a workshop and offer to lead it at your school, library, or community center.
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