Get Inspired
Rising Up Across America
Day 18: Act on your appreciation. Telling someone you appreciate them and showing how much you care can help them get through difficult times. Healthcare professionals are working around the clock to keep our communities healthy and safe. Check out this video of people across the country thanking and saluting medical professionals and people on the frontline.

Healthcare workers are showing up for us in so many different ways. From caring for the elderly, to treating sick people in hospitals, medical professionals are giving their all to our communities. While they show up for us, it's important that we also show up for them! Spreading gratitude and appreciation for healthcare workers shows them that their community has their back. We're all in this together.

Please note: This segment was recorded before strict social distancing rules were in place. Please show your appreciation from home, avoid groups, and wear masks and gloves when leaving the house!
Let's Talk
After watching this segment on thanking healthcare workers, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What are some of the challenges faced by the healthcare workers in the video?

  • Did anything in the video surprise you? What made you smile?

  • What acts of kindness make you feel good? How do you feel when you are kind to others?

  • Taking care of yourself helps healthcare workers! What can you do at home to stay healthy and safe?

  • Bonus! Do you have a medical professional in your life? Give them all call or text to check in on them today.
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Do Something
Honeycomb Thank You Video
Lights, camera, action! Join Honeycomb in thanking healthcare workers and medical professionals across Chicago. We're sharing our appreciation in a compilation video of families from all over the city, to thank those who are doing so much to keep us safe and healthy. Let's make this the biggest thank you video yet!

Send us a short video (60 seconds or less) of you and your family expressing your appreciation to healthcare workers on the frontline. Make a skit, read a poem, or simply say thank you. We'll edit all of your videos together to make one big Honeycomb Thank You video to share with our partners like Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, IMD Guest House, La Rabida Children's Hospital, and more!

´╗┐Seeing all the families who are showing gratitude for their work, lets healthcare workers know that their community supports them. All thank you videos can be sent to sydney@thehoneycombproject.org
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Community Connections
Sewing Masks for a Safe Chicago
Honeycomb families giving back! Personal protection equipment is a vital part of keeping our communities safe and healthy. In the past few weeks, a team of Chicago area moms, including longtime Honeycomb volunteers, Tanya Polsky and Kim Vender Moffat, worked together to create Sewing Masks for a Safe Chicago .

Sewing Masks for a Safe Chicago is a charitable effort that is providing living wage work for local seamstresses and tailors to produce high-quality cotton face masks that are being donated to Chicagoans most in need.
 
In just the past two weeks, Chicago seamstresses and tailors have sewn over 15,500 masks to provide vital services with personal protection equipment for organizations including Honeycomb partners like Jesse Brown VA Hospital, IMD Guest House, Sarah's Circle, Chicago Police Department, The Boulevard of Chicago and many more. You can follow their story and support the amazing work of Sewing Masks for a Safe Chicago here.

Are you and your family going the extra mile to support our community? Send Sydney a description of the amazing work you're doing and we'll work with you to see how Honeycomb can help!

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"IMD Guest House guests feel cared for and we appreciate the kindness that everyone shows in the love they put into their baking and with each other." - IMD Guest House

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.