RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Surprise Someone with a Snowman Army

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:15 pm
By: 
Jennifer Hill

We may lack a festive blanket of snow in East Lansing, but thanks to the Lansing Jaycees we can still send an army of snowmen to make the season bright for neighbors, friends, family or co-workers.

The Lansing Jaycees is a group of 21-40 year-olds focused on developing leadership skills through community involvement. The group has been in Lansing since 1929, and they are involved in a variety of events “that help to promote our Jaycee concept of ‘Leadership Training through Community Involvement.’” Says Lansing Jaycees Member Angela Fossi.

The group started their annual Operation Snowman Army three years ago to inspire fun and engage the community. Proceeds from the event help fund the Jaycees’ other events, including the Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn, Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny, and “Stuff the Bus,” an event in which local shoppers buy and donate enough clothes, toys and personal needs items to stuff a CATA Bus for delivery to families “adopted” for the season by the Jaycees.

To send someone a Snowman Army, you may order using the link below, or email Jaycees members at snowmen@lansingjaycees.org. New “invasion orders will be taken through December 29th, but after December 24th the delivery area will be limited.

You can choose to send your unsuspecting friends or family a “Squad,” which is between 10-12 snowmen, or a “Brigade” which consists of 20-22, and once you’ve ordered, the group will email you if you want to know when your “army” has been delivered. The display will stay at the recipient’s address for 24-48 hours and you can choose whether to be identified as the giver or to remain anonymous.

According to Fossi, the Jaycees “love hearing stories from our customers regarding reactions to seeing the snowmen in action.”

If you would like to send some snowmen, click here to download your order form.

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