Get Inspired
Clean Streets
Day 16: Support our community members on the frontlines. As many of us do our part by staying home, people across the country are rallying to provide essential services to keep us connected, healthy and safe. Today, take some time to think about all the people who are providing your family with food, removing garbage, delivering mail, and working hard to keep us safe. Check out this StoryCorps interview to hear about how two garbagemen created an inspiring community along their New York City garbage route.

Angelo and Eddie worked in the West Village for over 30 years keeping the streets and sidewalks clean. On the day Angelo retired, the neighborhood came out to show their support for all he did to create community along his route. People like Angelo are on the frontlines working in grocery stores, driving public transit, and delivering mail, keeping our communities safe and connected. It's up to us to show community support and gratitude for all they do for our city and beyond.

This video was produced by StoryCorps , an audio recording organization dedicated to preserving and sharing humanity's stories in order build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. We love their inspiring work!
Let's Talk
After watching Clean Streets, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about Angelo and Eddie's story? What made you smile?

  • Why is it important to show gratitude and support to frontline workers while you shelter at home? What little things can we do everyday to help build community?

  • What is your favorite way to be thanked? Is it with a hug? A kind act? A thank you letter?

  • Bonus! Ask people in your family their favorite way to be thanked? Keep that in mind the next time you show them your gratitude!

Do Something
Gratitude Phonathon
Who are you grateful for? Take a moment to think about all the people in your life who are supporting you while you shelter at home. Your teachers, grandparents, neighbors, friends and more! How do they show up for you? What can you do to show up for them?

Get out your phones, tablets, and zoom apps - it's time for a phonathon!

Today we challenge you to call THREE people in your life who you are thankful for. Let them know why you appreciate them and how much they mean to you. Or recite a fun song or poem and leave a voice message! When you reach out to someone you are grateful for, you strengthen relationships and have the power to brighten someone's day. Everyone could use a little pick-me-up, so pick up the phone and give a someone you love a ring!
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Community Connections
Show Support for Frontline Workers
Let's show our appreciation! There are so many people across Chicago hard at work providing us with essential services so that everyone has the resources needed to stay safe and healthy. Think about all the people who work at your grocery store, drop off mail at your door, keep your neighborhood safe, or pick up garbage in your alley. Today, we're thanking all the essential workers supporting our community.

It's time to get creative! Grab a poster board or paper, paints, markers, or glitter and glue - we're making gratitude signs. Take some time to be thoughtful about your sign. Make a plan or sketch it out on scrap paper before you get decorating!

When you're done, hang your sign above your garbage can where your garbage collector will see, on your front porch for your mail person, or hanging from the front gate for people on their morning commute. Your sign shows support for all the frontline workers and lets them know that their community is grateful for all they do.

Share a picture of your work with Sydney or tag us on social media with #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject so that we can track your progress towards a Limited Edition Honeycomb at Home Pin!

Chef Du Jour
While staying at home, Honeycomb Leadership Corps alumn, Cassie and Isabel, have been enjoying playing video games together and watching movies with their family. One of the snacks they enjoy to make in between games is this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - a sweet treat that will make your whole house smell delish!

The Eng-Zhang family has been volunteering with Honeycomb for over 3 years. They have a big family and love being able to volunteer all together. They've participated in all types of projects from Volunteer at a Free Store to Bake Cookies From the Heart. Within the past year, Cassie and Isabel joined the Honeycomb Leadership Corps and have stepped up to support and lead projects together in addition to volunteering with the whole family!
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.
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 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.