Feel-Good News in Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence is a community of givers. Throughout the year, locals consistently come together to help neighbors, friends and strangers in times of need. It’s no surprise that our compassionate city is continuing to step up for others during this challenging time. We’ve compiled a list of heartwarming recent moments that highlight the kindness of Lawrence.

Porch Parades Bring On The Smiles

On Sunday, March 23, teachers from various schools drove their vehicles in porch parades to let their students know that they were thinking about them. The students returned the favor by waving and making signs of their own.

Organizations & Restaurants Feed People In Need

Charitable organizations like Just Food and the Sunrise Project are continuing yearlong efforts to connect food to those who need it while restaurants like Ladybird Diner and Archibowls are offering free takeout meals. Lawrence Public Schools is also providing grab-and-go meals for children. Click HERE for a list of community food resources for families.

Courtesy of Facebook / Archibowls

Artists Create Social Distancing Decorations

Social distancing can’t stop the creativity in our artistic community! Vibrantly fun decorations are popping up in the downtown area to elicit smiles via social media.

Courtesy of Facebook / Global Cafe

Patrons Support Restaurants By Getting Food To Go

Because restaurants have had to close their dining rooms, the community is supporting businesses by ordering  To Go or by purchasing gift cards for future use. Click HERE for a list of restaurants offering curbside takeout or delivery.

Courtesy of Facebook / Live Love Local Lawrence

Lawrence Police Department Lifts Our Spirits Through Twitter

It’s no secret that the Lawrence Police Department has an engaging Twitter account, and the pandemic is not stopping their funny tweets.

Courtesy of Twitter / Lawrence Police

Sewers Craft Masks for Local Healthcare Workers

Due to a national shortage of medical supplies, sewers are stepping up to create masks for local healthcare workers to keep them safe. Click HERE for a tutorial.

Courtesy of Facebook / Panda Pediatrics

Courtesy of Facebook / Sarah’s Fabrics

As you can see, there is still so much love in the community of Lawrence, Kansas! We will persevere through kindness!




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