Get Inspired
Americans Share How Welcoming Refugees Changed Their Lives
Day 15: We can all spread good in our neighborhoods. We are a city full of people with diverse backgrounds and journeys. Today, we want your family to think about all the ways we can make Chicago a welcoming place for all. Check out this video and learn about how a simple hello or knock on the door sparked long-lasting bonds between refugees and their new neighbors.

Connecting with and checking in on your neighbors is a vital part of building strong communities. And it's easier than you might think! When we extend a gesture of welcoming and care we start a chain reaction of support throughout our neighborhood. We all can participate in creating resilient communities by looking out for one another and bringing a smile to each other's faces.
Let's Talk
After watching the video from the International Rescue Committee, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • Think about the first time you met one of your deeu. What stood out about your first interaction?

  • When you are new to a space or group of people what actions help you feel more comfortable?

  • Why is it important to show support to people when they are joining a new community?

  • Bonus! Let's check in on each other. Ask someone in your home what you can do to support them today.

Do Something
Take Poetry to Chicago's Streets
You're a poet and you didn't even know it! Poetry gives us the power to express ourselves and connect with others. What's your favorite poem? Are you a poet yourself? Share the power of poetry with your neighbors by writing an uplifting poem in chalk on your sidewalk. Check out the Poetry Foundation's website to search for the perfect poem or get creative and write your own!

Need some inspiration? Write an ode to someone you love, a rhyme about springtime, or a haiku about your favorite memory. Your positive poems are sure to put a smile on your neighbors' faces!

Share your sidewalk poem with us by emailing a picture to Sydney or tagging us on social media with #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject.
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Community Connections
GirlForward
Support immigrant and refugee communities. As many people in Chicago face uncertainty in their ability to access needed resources, we must mobilize to support our neighbors. GirlForward is an organization dedicated to serving girls age 14 -21 who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. When their offices are open, GirlForward runs mentoring, education, and safe-space programs to provide support to women and girls who now call Chicago home.

GirlForward mentors have been keeping in touch with their mentees virtually, helping them with online learning and checking in to make sure they have all the resources they need. GirlForwards clients have listed school supplies , like pens and notebooks, and menstrual health products as some of their biggest needs. Check out this list of items to see what donations are needed most.

Try to limit unnecessary trips. If you're out grocery shopping for your own family, consider picking up some extra items to mail to GirlForward or order online! Their staff are making no-contact drop-offs at their clients' residents to provide them with these needed supplies.

All donations can be mailed to:

GirlForward
C/O Ashley Marine
1634 W Granville Ave Apt 1
Chicago, IL 60660

Please wear gloves and maintain social distance while shopping and mailing donations. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please refrain from donating at this time.
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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.