It’s officially Fall! Clocks have rolled back, scarves are being wrapped, and outside it’s cool and colorful. It also means the holiday season is just around the corner, and as many of you unfortunately know, the flu/cold season is in full swing. In celebration of Thanksgiving, we will once again be holding a non-perishable food drive. Please read on to learn the details as well as learn about schedule changes, our sick policy, and crummy weather policy (though hopefully the ice/snow doesn’t make an appearance for a couple months).
But first of all a quick shout out to all of our newest POCA members. You helped make the membership drive a huge success! POCA’s membership drive goal was 300 new members. With your help they ended up exceeding 400 new members!!! Thank you so much to ALL of our POCA members. POCA is a huge support to our community, and we appreciate you all giving back.
November Schedule Changes
We love spending time with you all and try to stay open as much as possible during the holidays, but we do have a couple of schedule changes this month.
- Friday, November 20th: Closed AM, OPEN 3pm-7pm
- Thursday, November 26th: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
- Friday, November 27th: OPEN noon-5pm
Non-Perishable Food Drive
As a means of giving back to our larger community, we will once again be hosting a food drive to benefit Bread for the City! For the entire month of November, Little Bird will be collecting healthful, non-perishable food items for the Bread for the City food program. Please make sure to follow Bread for the City’s guidelines when selecting food to bring in.
With every item donated you will not only be doing good, but you can also enter a raffle to win one of five prizes from Little Bird! One item equals one entry. Prizes are the following:
- 1 Acu Pass good for 5 FREE returning patient treatments
- 1 Acu Pass good for 1 FREE returning patient treatment
- 3 Acu Passes each good for 1 FREE New Patient treatment (a great gift for a friend or loved one)
We will contact the raffle winners on Tuesday, December 1st!
When Sick…Acupuncture or No?
While we love to help those suffering from the flu and colds boost their immunity and get better quickly, we also want to keep the germmies from spreading and keep our Little Birds from getting sick in the first place. We are asking that people wait 24 hours from their fever breaking before coming in for a treatment. Also, if you are coughing uncontrollably, vomiting, or having diarrhea, please stay home and rest up. If you come in for treatment and are contagious, we unfortunately will not be able to treat you. We will be here happy to help you get over your colds and flu when it is no longer contagious!
Inclement Weather Policy
Suzzanne and Sara both live super close to the clinic, so we are able to easily open the clinic no matter how much rain, sleet, or snow come our way. However, we know that most of you are not so fortunate, so if the buses and Metro are not running due to snow, we will close Little Bird. If we have to close, we will call and email everyone with an appointment to notify them of the closure. We will also post it on Facebook and Twitter and the front page of our website. Your safety and well-being are very important to us. If you are unable to get to Little Bird due to the weather and we are still open, just give us a call and let us know.
We have you all to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! We hope to see you as much as possible acunapping together this holiday season.
Little Bird Staff