Celebrating Our Community During COVID-19
Here at MOM, we want to recognize the generosity and resilience of our own, very special, and generous community during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are grateful for all of you sharing your time, resources, skill, kindness and love to generously and, for some, fearlessly, help those struggling with financial hardship, social isolation, and/or illness. We are also grateful to the heroes in our community who continue to do their jobs so that we can remain healthy and safe.
We are celebrating and sharing the ways we have come together to support one another. It's not too late to join in our celebration! Share the ways you and your family are staying connected to your community during this time. Have your kids written chalk messages of hope on the driveway? Are you joining neighbors (at a safe distance) to “Jump Around?” Are you playing online games with friends? Have you found a safe way to volunteer? Who are you grateful for in our community? Please consider sharing a photo with a brief sentence or phrase of explanation. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them on Facebook and on this page.
We place a teddy bear in our window for neighborhood kids on a "bear hunt."
Our family delivers groceries to an elderly neighbor.
We drew an encouraging message for neighbors who walk by.
Our family delivered 125 snack bags to families in need.
I used paints to create homemade cards for friends who could use a little extra sunshine.
I made a homemade mask for a friend without a sewing machine and left it on a rabbit sculpture in her yard.
My family has been playing online games with friends and family including Minecraft and WordFeud.
i'm sending out more handwritten notes. Not only does it hopefully brighten up the day for someone I love, but the extra postage helps to support USPS during an very uncertain time!
We are checking in on grandparents online and playing Saturday night games with them.
My kids made stained glass sidewalk chalk art panels to bring sunshine to passers by.
I got together online with some old college roommates to "Jump Around" and then chat afterwards.
We joined with a few dozen other friends to celebrate a friend's retirement with a car parade past their house. Everyone parked on the side of the street long enough for some singing and cards.
Though our own daughter can't have a cap and gown, ceremony, graduation party, or time with her friends this year, we are celebrating her graduation from UW-Madison this week with a decorated mailbox.
We woke up early to chalk a birthday sidewalk greeting to a friend.
Thank you to our local healthcare workers for keeping our community health and safe!
We are grateful to local grocery store workers in our community, like those at Willy Street Cop-op pictured here, who keep shelves stocked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are grateful to Second Harvest who has provided us with boxes of food to distribute to 450 visitors to our food pantry each week.
We are grateful for our amazing volunteers during this crisis and throughout the past 40 years!
We are grateful for our local police officers, fire fighters, employees at correctional institutions and other emergency responders who have continued to keep us safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
We are grateful for the tremendous show of support from community members who participated in our pick-up Gather Apart dinner that supported MOM as well as a local business.
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