What is Spirit Days?

Ten Days of Service in Rochester with events and
encouragement to promote unity in our community

Why Spirit Days?

We need a positive experience to renew our spirits, and
begin forming strong bonds of unity and community


Details: Donate financially to Channel One to help stock the food shelves this winter
Contact: Channel One Food Bank
Put “Spirit Days” in the tribute box

Details: Volunteers needed for service projects on the Salvation Army campus and to help with the distribution of collected coats and clothes
Contact: Salvation Army
Visit RochesterSA.org to sign up or contact Rebecca Snapp
507-288-3663 ext. 700104

Details: Volunteers are needed to pack boxes and perform clean room activities at the food bank.  12-20 volunteers for several shifts during the week.
Contact: Channel One Food Bank
David Steenhoek

Details: You can write a one-time letter of encouragement to a senior or you can write a letter initiating a longer term pen pal relationship.  Letters will be distributed by the Elder Network.  Please make sure your letter indicates your preference for recipient (male, female, or either) and indicate that you would like to have the recipient reply back
Mail letters to: Elder Network
Attn:  Becca Herbstritt
1130 1/2 7th ST NW Suite 205
Rochester, MN  55901

Details: Volunteers are needed to help with transportation needs of our seniors. Volunteers with technical skills are especially needed to help offer telephone support to seniors trouble-shooting technology.
Contact: Elder Network
Becca Herbstritt

Details: Volunteers are needed to help with fall raking and general yard clean-up. Friendly visiting (in person or over the phone), food distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Meals on Wheels delivery 7 days a week. grocery shopping and more.
Contact: Family Service Rochester
Jessica Thornton

Goals of Spirit Days

  • Foods shelves were impacted and the poor were helped and the city benefited
  • To create a positive experience in which people come together with RENEWED spirit to form stronger bondsof unity in our community for ongoing good

Get Involved

Come together to achieve lasting change in our community for restoration, renewal, and unity

Ways to
Get Involved


  • Sign up to get alerts on events taking place
  • Volunteer to help serve

As a Group

  • Organize and lead an event that contributes to uplifting the Spirit of Rochester
  • Host a food or clothing drive
  • Organize a team to perform a service project
  • Sponsor a fundraiser at your place of business (10% of proceeds go to the Salvation Army)

How to Develop an Excellent Spirit

Start with a Splash of Gratitude

  • Focus on and Give Thanks for what you have – not what you do not have.
  • Give Thanks IN all things, FOR all things, and AT all times.

Speak a Word of Encouragement

  • Encourage THREE people today (Try a hand-written note, a Hug, or a spoken word of Compliment or a word of Praise)

Do an Act of Kindness

  • Decide to DO something tangible or unexpected to bless another.

Promote Spirit Days

Please help us promote Spirit Days by using our logo and flyer


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Spirit Days In The News

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Contact Us

Have questions? Email us at rochesterspiritdays@gmail.com

Spirit Days is not endorsed by any particular political party or religious denomination.

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