Friday, December 28, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

Write a thank you note to your local fire, police, street department for the extra hours they work to ensure your safety when the weather is at its worse.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Weekly Bible Verse

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; 
as I have loved you,
 that you also love one another. John 13:34


Friday, December 21, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater FunRaiser to benefit Happiness Bag

Happiness Bag
 (the premier provider of services and programs that enhance participation of children and adults with disabilities in the Wabash Valley)

 received a check from SPPRAK for $962.05 SPPRAK wants to thank all of those that became part of the SPPRAK family and made this possible.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weekly Bible Verse


And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25


Friday, December 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness


Bring a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to a person ringing the bell for the Salvation Army


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weekly Bible Verse

But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13


Sunday, December 9, 2012

2012 in Review

SPPRAK 2012
We paused for a moment to review and to give thanks
 Thank you to EVERY person who contributed this year by volunteering, donating time, giving              up family time and the list goes on.                       

   YOU are a special person who understands a                          random act of kindness!                                                                                                                    
January
Coffee, Caps and Shades to benefit the Terre Haute Humane Society 

March
Tornado Drive for Harrisburg, IL


April
Toy Drive for Southern IN tornado Victims  


May
Clean up Terre Haute 


July

Cancer benefit
4th of July parade
Clean up graffiti day 


August                                                                                                                  
Clean up graffiti day 


September                                                                                                         
Writers Fair                                                                                                        
Terre Haute
Downtown Block party participant                                    
Altrusa Chili Cook-Off participant                                                               
Terre Haute Blues Fest participant                                                                 Komen Race for the Cure volunteers                                                         

October                                                                                                                   ISU Parade                                                                                                            Hot Dogs for Top Dogs to Benefit the TH K-9 Unit                                   Clean up graffiti day                                                                                    

November                                                                                                       Orange Friday participant                                                                          

December                                                                                                             Ugly Christmas Sweater Party to benefit Happiness Bag 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Orange Friday November 16

 Before you go shopping on Black Friday, feed the hungry on Orange Friday!
 
 Orange Friday is November 16, 2012 . 
Ribbons are only $3.00 and available at VNA and Hospice of the Wabash Valley or ask any of the SPPRAK team for more information. 
Want to challenge your coworkers? 10 pack ribbons available for you to challenge your friends, coworkers, church organizations, etc. 
Just contact VNA and Hospice at 812-232-7611 or send SPPRAK a message. 
Thanks for being that special person in Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2012

Tickets are now on sale. There are only 66 tickets available. Email spprak@yahoo.com for information and tickets.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Hot Dogs For Top Dogs 2012

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a success. 

A special thank you to the THPD K-9 Unit for all that they do each and every day.



Click on the link for the coverage from WTWO.
                  Hot Dogs For Top Dogs

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hot Dogs for Top Dogs



This fun filled afternoon for the 
entire family will include 

K-9 demonstrations 
with the Terre Haute Police Depart.

Photo opportunities with the 
Terre Haute Police K-9 Unit

face painting, drawings and of course, fun


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Hot Dogs for the Top Dogs


Our next event is "Hot Dogs for the Top Dogs" to benefit the Terre Haute City Police K-9 Unit.

It will be Sunday October 7 between
    Noon and 4:00 pm at     
Riddell National Bank
 2129 S. State Road 46 Terre Haute. 

Activities  include 
THPD K-9 Unit demonstrations,
 photo opportunities with the K-9's,
 face painting, auction items and many others. 

If you are interested in volunteering during this event, send us FB message or email SPPRAK@yahoo.com

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Terre Haute's Inaugural Writer's Fair



ATTENTION WRITERS!

The Inaugural Terre Haute Writers Fair
 


Brought to you by SPPRAK 
(Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness)
 
     Sponsored by WTHI-TV10 and My FOX10

  The theme will be "Downtown in the Haute"

 This event will run throughout the month of    
  September and is open to all writers in the
                     Wabash Valley 
           (some age restrictions apply -
 see official contest rules in the "files" page)

  The entry fee is only $10 per person, per    

    category, limit one entry per category.

Applicants may conveniently register at any of 

    the following locations in Terre Haute:
          Arts Illiana (23 N. 6th Street)
          The Verve (677 Wabash Ave)
          Java Haute (3805 Wabash Ave)

 Click on the link below for more information   
              and to print the application

Friday, August 24, 2012

SPPRAK at the Terre Haute Downtown Block Party

SPPRAK is making an announcement at the Terre Haute Downtown Block Party tomorrow!!

Don't miss our booth to hear first hand what all the excitement is about!
 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Holiday A Week sponsored by SPPRAK

It's National Potato week! Visit Baesler's ! 
What is your favorite potato recipe?

 


Friday, August 17, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. 
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
video

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Holiday a Week Sponsored by SPPRAK

Ella says "It's National Back to School Week"      Visit the display at Baeslers Market, 
2900 Poplar Street, Terre Haute

 Photo: Ella says "It's  National Back to School Week"  Vist the display at Baeslers Market, 2900 Poplar Street, Terre Haute

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Holiday A Week

It's National Smores Week! 
See the smore display sponsored by SPPRAK at Baeslers Market. We like our smores with Reeses cups. What's your favorite way to build a smore?
 Photo: It's National Smores Week! See the smore display sponsored by SPPRAK at Baeslers Market.  We like our smores with Reeses cups.  What's your favorite way to build a smore?

Friday, August 3, 2012

SPPRAK Saturday Meeting

The next SPPRAK Saturday meeting will be August 11 9:00 am at Java Haute located at 3805 Wabash Ave. All are welcome !!.

A SPPRAK Idea

When you are shopping and are finished with your shopping cart, you can make someone's job easier by returning it to where it belongs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A SPPRAK Idea

We remind you it's back to school time. Many local charities receive plenty of crayons and paper. Why not call your favorite charity and ask them what they are in need of, then donate those items. Now that's random!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Upcoming Events Include

August 25, 2012: Terre Haute Block Party

September 8, 2012: The Wabash Valley Chapter of Altrusa International will host the 30th annual Altrusa Chili Cook-off, Saturday, September 8, 2012. Altrusa is calling all cooks to gather up their friends and co-workers put together a team for bragging rights and some fun-filled competition and SPPRAK will be there! Come out a
nd vote for the best chili! Vote for SPPRAK chili!

October 6, 2012: ISU Homecoming Parade with the Terre Haute K-9 Unit.

October 7, 2012: Hotdogs for Top dogs FUNraiser to benefit the Terre Haute K-9 Unit.

For further information about volunteering at any one of these events, send us a  comment or email SPPRAK@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Holiday A Week Sponsored By SPPRAK

Celebrate "Try Something New Week"

Tell us what you tried this week from Baesler's that you've not had before.
 Beasler's Market 
 2900 Poplar St. Terre Haute, IN

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thank you Triangle Fraternity, Officer Brentlinger and Mayor Bennett

Thank you Triangle Fraternity, 
Officer Brentlinger and Mayor Bennett !!!! 
All of you are Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness !!! 
Our city has many more graffiti/ tag free areas because of the work you accomplished today !!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Join SPPRAK in Stopping the Graffiti

 To join SPPRAK in removing graffiti in selected areas of Terre Haute, you may email SPPRAK at SPPRAK@yahoo.com


You may click on the link below to read the full story from  June 5, 2012.

Tribune Star Article -Group hopes to spark in Fight against Graffiti

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SPPRAK Blog Sunday June 3, 2012


Some exciting news from the SPPRAK group! We are now an official 501c3 not for profit corporation! And, we are now accepting donations to help us with our mission to help others, and your donations are tax deductable! A really special thanks to the Modesitt Law Firm for their help! In the coming weeks we will be doing some “fun”-raising for our SPPRAK group. Our first fundraising mission will be to purchase insurance that is required for us to have our events. This is approximately $400 per year. We will use the money for costs associated with our “fun” raising efforts. Thank you all in advance for your support!

On another note, we hear every day about how bad our cities look, the tagging, the litter, etc, etc. It is not hard to point out the problems our city or any city has. Let’s face it though, changing the problems will not happen in a single sweep, with someone else doing it, it happens with small changes, it happens with us.

That being said, SPPRAK is picking up the baton, or paint brush in this case, this summer and taking on the anti graffiti fight! This summer, for 6 days, 2 in June, July and August, we intend to make a difference in Terre Haute, by painting over graffiti. Our first meeting will be June 4, 2012 at Illiana Truck Parts at 25th and Locust. Pull into the lot off of Locust. We will meet from 6 to 6:30. We are looking for leaders, paint will be provided, but you will need paint brushes when we start. Tomorrow will be to organize. We have selected sites in town, mostly on 25th St. Everyone is welcome, however, because of insurance we cannot use anyone under the age of 18. Do not be discouraged by this, we would like to start an anti tagging revolution and you can take your youth group, or other organization and pick your part of town to make a difference in. Show up tomorrow and find out what we will be doing, we will give out all you need to know. The commitment is small, one hour 6 times this summer, Monday nights from 6-7. Pretty easy!

Our anti tagging effort is part of a bigger SPPRAK project, our organization is also working on bringing some murals to our downtown area. We have some preliminary sites in the works, so watch for updates. This is something that other cities have done, and would be such a great project for Terre Haute. Watch here, our facebook page, and twitter for what is going on with SPPRAK. @spprak is our twitter, please follow us, and our email is spprak@yahoo.com. Your ideas are welcome. We are also committed to our purpose of local people helping local businesses and charities, so if you have a charity you would like us to help, please contact us at our yahoo account!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Upcoming SPPRAK Events- Come join the FUN

Upcoming events for SPPRAK
July14 ,2012 : joint FUN raiser with Project Flipmode in West Chicago to benefit two special people battling cancer.
August 25, 2012 :Terre Haute Block Party ( learn more about SPPRAK and how you can join in our FUNraisers)
September 8, 2012 : Altrusa Chili cook off at the Blues at the Crossroads Fest
October 6, 2012 : ISU Homecoming Parade with Terre Haute K-9 unit
October 7, 2012: Hot Dogs for Top Dogs to benefit the Terre Haute K-9 unit
December 7, 2012 : Ugly Christmas Sweater Party to benefit Happiness Bag
   We'd love to have you part of these events!
 
      

Monday, March 5, 2012

SPPRAK team heads to Harrisburg, IL

A Letter of Thanks from SPPRAK

SPPRAK (Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness) would like to express our gratitude for the overwhelming response to our request for donations to assist the people of Harrisburg, IL that have been effected by the E4 tornado February 29. We anticipated an SUV full of donations and because of the generosity of our community we filled a cargo van (donated by GLong Auto in Brazil,IN) and a 3/4 ton pick up filled with ONE ton of water donated by Terre Haute Regional Hospital. What is more amazing to us is that it was done in a 24 hour period.

Certainly our local news media, Terre Haute Tribune-Star; WTHI; WTWO played a major role in this accomplishment. Without their coverage, the awareness of our project would not have reached as many in our community. VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley played a major role as well by allowing us to use their facility as the community collection site.

The people that we spoke to in Harrisburg all were overwhelmed that people from Terre Haute would care for them enough to send the donations, thoughts and prayers. The coordinator on site for Operation Blessings said it best, " I always know we are in the Midwest by the show of hands of those who are out of town coming in to help" The majority were people like us, coming in to lend a hand because we can.

Again, thank you to all of you contributed in anyway be it through donations, thoughts and prayers. All of you are Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness.

SPPRAK 

SPPRAK and team on their way to Harrisburg, IL to deliver collected items from the Terre Haute Community to tornado victims.

Unloading items in Harrisburg


Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Coffee, Caps & Shades SPPRAK event

Having fun before the event started

Beautiful view from the inside of Java Haute




All of the awesome participants

Voting begins today (Feb 26), through March 10th. Go to Java Haute and place your vote ($1 per vote) for your favorite Coffee, Caps & Shades photo. Vote as many times as you want, all proceeds benefit the Terre Haute Humane Shelter.

SPPRAK article in the Tribune Star for Coffee, Caps & Shades

Click here to read the article.