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RASKALS (Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors)

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West Chester Township

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RASKALS stands for Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors, a community-wide service program.

The RASKALS program is offered twice per year over two weekends. Volunteer days are scheduled on Saturdays in the spring and fall.

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WHEN: The fall RASKALS cleanup date is Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers may choose how long they work. If you can’t help out on Saturday, but still want to chip in and make life a little brighter for our senior citizen neighbors, please email or call Laura Groff at 513-759-7303 to be paired with a client and set an alternate date for your team.

WHO: The RASKALS program matches volunteers with West Chester seniors who need assistance with outdoor chores. Groups or individual volunteers, ages 10 and older, are welcome to sign up. Seniors who wish to be considered as a client of the RASKALS program should please complete and return the client application form or call 513-759-7312 for more details.

WHAT: All RASKALS work is coordinated by West Chester Township organizers. Typical activities include: raking leaves, removing debris, cleaning gutters, spreading mulch, washing windows and other types of yard work. The program was started in 1996 by a Lakota student, and it continues to be a great way for students to earn community service credits.

WHERE: All volunteer work is performed outdoors at clients’ homes. Seniors who register with West Chester Township and reside in the Lakota community are eligible to become clients of the RASKALS program. Another RASKALS program offered by the City of Fairfield is similar in name and scope but organized separately.

WHY: RASKALS reaches more than 100 local seniors in need each year. The program helps residents remain more self-sufficient while encouraging meaningful relationships between volunteers and the clients who they serve.

HOW: The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Please sign up online or by completing and returning the RASKALS Volunteer Registration and Waiver Form. More information is included in the RASKALS Volunteer Letter - Fall 2021 provided to participants before the event.

With questions or concerns, please send a message online to the Community Services Department.

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About West Chester Township


9113 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069, US

Mission Statement

West Chester: "Where families grow and businesses prosper."


A blend of residential, professional and recreational development has made West Chester a place "Where Families Grow and Businesses Prosper."

The community’s vibrancy and the heart of its residents have made West Chester "One of America’s Best Places to Live." West Chester has been named to Money Magazine’s prestigious national list recognizing the top 100 communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.

West Chester’s nearly 35 square miles is home to more than 61,000 residents and nearly 3,500 businesses with a tax base of 40% commercial and 60% residential.

Nearly 37% of West Chester’s residents are between the ages of 35 and 54. The median home value is $203,874 and of West Chester’s more than 22,000 housing units, more than 70% are single family homes.

West Chester is served by the Lakota Local Schools with an enrollment of nearly 17,000 students in 22 buildings. Lakota Local Schools ranks among the state’s top school districts for academic excellence.



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Multiple locations West Chester, OH 45069



  • Landscaping


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • A few hours one weekend.
  • Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age or accompanied by an adult if younger, and all participants must complete a¬†waiver.

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