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RASKALS (Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors)

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ORGANIZATION: West Chester Township

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A West Chester Township community volunteer program is still going strong after more than 25 years of service to local senior citizens.

RASKALS stands for Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors. The program was started in the fall of 1996 by a Lakota Local Schools student, Emily Weber, and has continued ever since, meeting twice per year - once in the springtime and again in autumn.

Today, West Chester Township staff coordinates all aspects of the RASKALS program, managing clients and recruiting volunteers. On dedicated community service days, volunteer teams and individuals are matched with residents who need help completing simple yard clean-up chores around their homes. All work is done outdoors.

Volunteers are encouraged to register now for the 2022 fall program the second weekend of November 2022. Work is typically performed between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Sign up online to get started. (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba9aa2da1fb6-20221)

"RASKALS is a great way for junior high, high school and college students to earn their required community service hours," said Laura Groff, longtime program coordinator. "The RASKALS program is also a perfect, ready-made option for faith groups, corporate partners, scouting troops, community organizations and likeminded people seeking team-building activities or goodwill projects."

If you’re interested in helping but unavailable to volunteer Saturday, November 12, email or call Ms. Groff at LGroff@WestChesterOH.org or 513-759-7303 to discuss options for alternate fall dates.

Typical RASKALS activities include raking leaves, removing debris, cleaning gutters, spreading mulch, pulling weeds, and washing windows. Duties vary by season and client. Light supplies are provided, but volunteers rely on their own form of transportation and may be asked to bring their own tools, if necessary. Volunteers younger than 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. A signed waiver is required to participate.

More information, including a brochure with an application for West Chester senior citizens interested in becoming clients, is available at www.WestChesterOH.org/RAKSALS.

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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.




Sat Nov 12, 2022
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM


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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