Share compassion & care around the worldLove Like Lija Care Event



Sunday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 5, 2018


The First Annual Love Like Lija Care Event was a Great Success!

Thanks to all who performed acts of kindness across the country!


Over 1,000 Love Like Lija bracelets were distributed. We have more so if you didn’t get one, let us know!

More than 750 lives were touched through the event. And that doesn’t count all those reached through the Facebook page and website.

Many folks performed acts of kindness but weren't able to send in photos BUT told the story of what they did. We've posted photos and descriptions below of all the various acts of kindness that were shared with us through email or Facebook.

Over 120 people attended the Chipotle fundraiser and the event raised $458!  So a big THANK YOU goes out to Chipotle and all who participated.

This was the first year for the Care Event and we expect it will continue to get better every year.

Next year...

  • We hope to have more  yard signs and ways to get the word out about the event and also some press coverage letting people know why we are doing this.
  • Look for easier ways to post pictures to the website and Facebook.
  • We want to have more care events and possiblly award prizes for the most creative care events!

Thank you all for honoring Lija’s memory with your participation. Continue bringing us projects to fund and keep Loving Like Lija!

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  • I dropped off cookies pretzels and Lara bars to the Oakbrook Terrace Police Department. All the officers are working today. Dropped off some wristbands too 💕LLL.
  • Inviting a guy, who doesn’t really fit in, to join my larger group of friends and making sure he fits in and enjoys himself! (This has Lija written all over it!) LLL
  • Feeling good today as I bought lunch for some folks fighting this heat to keep our cars looking good!

love like lija Care event 2018 ACTS OF KINDNESS

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Getting ready to pass out refreshments in Lija’s honor to sweaty neighbors and people walking up to the fireworks tonight!
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Us in action!
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Helping thirsty people
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Loving Like Lija!
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Dog treats and toys donated to the DuPage Animal Shelter!
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Mowing the neighbors steep hill -- LLL
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Brought doughnuts and snacks to the Immediate Care in Rhinelander, WI. We figured it might be a very long day for the staff and wanted to show our appreciation for taking care of folks from near and far. LLL
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In honor of Lija I handed out flowers to people entering/exiting the supermarket #LLL 😁
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Backpacks donated to A Precious Child
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We donated backpacks and school supplies to an organization that helps children in poverty in honor of Love Like Lija’s care event.
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Age is irrelevant....little folks can do great things. Cookies for the neighbors. Delivered with love! LLL
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Scotch-a-roos for friends and family! Sharing some yummy love. LLL
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Care bags for people in need. "We always keep one in our car so that when we see the need we can respond."
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To the staff of Progressive Physical Medicine that make my body feel good...Thank You!! LLL — with Progressive Physical Medicine, S.C.
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Encouraging messages left on your driveway!!! (AWESOME)
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Surprise coffee for a friend!
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A cold drink on a hot day can say LLL!!!
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On our trip to Starbucks today, we bought gift cards and left them for the cashier to give to the next guests to buy their drinks. We told the cashier about this beautiful girl named Lija and how she has inspired so much kindness and good in the world. It feels so good to LLL!!!
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LLL inspired future doctor to advocate for a liver transplant patient.
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Jackie and Victoria team up at Jewel (the local grocery store) to give away a few gift cards (update...ran into Victoria as her shift changed...one to a homeless man, one to a long-time shopper who is dealing with cancer, one to a shopper who needed extra support to cover the bill.)
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4th of July "bling" for residents at a local senior care facility! Bring the 4th indoors!! LLL
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Refreshments and info about the foundation for my coworkers
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Chipotle fundraiser!
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Thank you Chipotle crew!
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We made thank you cards to people who don't get Thanked enough. We made cards for The park district, the fire department, the library, two different churches and the out reach house. # LoveLikeLija
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Hanna gave a stray kitten a home!
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We made a gift for the shuttle driver who gives their time to drive people to the Lombard fireworks tomorrow. We also included a nice note. #LoveLikeLija
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Sometimes acts of kindness can be as close as someone who lives with you! LLL