Get Inspired
Felix's Famous Cookies
Welcome to Honeycomb at Home! Kindness and community building is important now more than ever. Today we're challenging you to take some time to reflect on kindness with your family. Our inspiring video of the day is about a kid name Felix who was able to use his family tradition to make big change.

When his grandma passed away, Felix honored her by starting a cookie business using her recipe and donating the proceeds to charity. Now his idea has grown into Felix's Famous Cookies , a family run organization that has supported over 40 community organizations. This kind of business is called a social enterprise because it has positive impact on the community. Watch the video above to learn more about Felix's big idea and the big impacts he's made in Chicago and beyond.

This film was produced by Small Forces , a creative impact studio here in Chicago dedicated to amplifying the work of purpose-driven organizations through cinematic storytelling. We love their inspiring work!
Let's Talk
After watching Felix's Famous Cookies, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family today:

  • What surprised you most about the film? What made you smile?

  • Did Felix encounter any challenges? How did he overcome them?

  • What's your favorite family tradition? Is it something you can do at home today?

  • Dream up your own family business! What would you do? Who would hire? Could it be a social enterprise like Felix's Famous Cookies and have a positive impact on the community?

  • Bonus! Create a drawing of your business and products.

Do Something
Kindness Challenge
Our first activity this week is a Random Acts of Kindness Challenge! RAOKs have been proven to improve moods, lower blood pressure, and even reduce pain! Plus they'll keep you busy while you hang at home.

Challenge yourself to complete a series of kindness activities this week. Download this fun activity book created by our friends at the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to help make kindness the norm at home & in your neighborhood. Download here .
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New Honeycomb Pins!
We have news for you! We know that kids LOVE their Honeycomb pins. When you complete five Honeycomb at Home activities in the coming weeks, we'll send you a NEW Honeycomb at Home pin to add to your collection!

Share your good work with the world! Please post on social media and tag #honeycombathome, #thehoneycombproject and #honeycombchi.

After you've finished five activities, contact us with your name, address, and pics documenting your work, and will send out your pin in the mail.

Community Connections
IMD Guest House
Have you ever joined us at our project  Work at a Free Store ? Our Lady of the Angels runs a food pantry and free market for neighbors in Humboldt Park. While we can't volunteer onsite, there are still ways to support our neighbors in need.

If you're headed out to buy groceries for you own family, please consider picking up needed items for the OLA. They are currently in need of non-perishable groceries, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. To avoid person to person contact, all groceries will be dropped off outside on the steps at OLA 3814 W. Iowa St, Chicago 60651. Please call 773-486-8431 when you are on your way AND when you arrive. OLA will come to bring your donation inside.

Please do not leave a donation on the steps without calling as they will must throw away all donations that are left on the steps without being monitored. If you or your family members are not feeling well, please refrain from helping out in this way. 
Chef Du Jour
Project Leader and Program Assistant Angelika's favorite recipe is this Funfetti Cake Roll . Since Angelika is still reporting for duty at her hospital, some days are more stressful than others. However, she has found comfort in sweets! She recently attempted to make this funfetti cake roll and says that even though it didn't come out perfect, it was exactly what she needed!

Angelika joined Honeycomb's team back in 2017 and has led projects like Host a Senior Social our program at Lincoln Perry Apartments and many more! Angelika is thankful that Honeycomb allows her to help a variety of people through the power of service. Outside of working as a Medical Assistant, Angelika loves helping the elderly, jamming to country music, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Stay connected to our Honeycomb community through our  Hive Matters Community Page  on Facebook - a collaborative forum for all Honeycomb's volunteers and local partners to share ideas, connect, and inspire service both at home and out in Chicago's communities.
"The regularity of the Honeycomb volunteers have provided more stability, dignity, and peace to our clothing/ household good distributions."
- Our Lady of the Angels

Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 22,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 45 local organizations.