Get Inspired
Giving Rocks
Day 21: Your voice can change the world. Everyone has the power to make a difference in our community - no matter how young! Today we're challenging your family to view yourselves as change makers and make your voices heard. Check out the video, Giving Rocks, and learn about how Syd Martin used her voice to start a business to support medical research at age ten, with the help of her community.

In the video Syd says, "my small ten year old voice was a lot louder and more heard than I had imagined it was." When we make our voices heard and work to connect our communities, we have the power to change the world. Syd's story teaches us that all of our voices matter - we can all make a difference in our communities.

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 Giving Rocks, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What did you find inspiring about Syd's business?

  • Why is it important to make your voice heard? How can you use your voice to make a difference about issues that are important to you?

  • How can you support others when they are experiencing an illness? What makes you feel better when you are not feeling well?

  • Bonus! Make your voice heard! Check out the Community Connection to learn about how Honeycomb Families are coming together to make a difference.

Do Something
Move Your Body
Let's get active at home! Moving our bodies is an important part of staying healthy at home. Today we invite your family to make an at-home obstacle course! Grab your pillows, cardboard boxes, and other objects from around the house. See who can limbo under a yard stick, hop over a stack of books and swim through a sea of pillows the fastest!

Need some inspiration? The Sill family set up a DIY mini-golf course in their home using cardboard and other items you can find around the house! Get creative and make the obstacle course your own.

Snap a pic and share your obstacle course with Sydney or tag us with #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject on social media.
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Community Connections
Honeycomb Thank You Video
Make your voice heard! We need your help thanking healthcare workers and medical professionals across Chicago. Make your voice heard and share your appreciation for all they do to keep us healthy and safe. Seeing families from across the city show gratitude for their work, lets healthcare workers know that their community supports them.

Send us a short video (60 seconds or less) of you and your family expressing gratitude 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 to share with our partners like Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, IMD Guest House, La Rabida Children's Hospital, and more!

Join families from all over the city show support as a community. Please send your Thank You video to  sydney@thehoneycombproject.org by the end of next week so we can compile the final video to send out to our partners.
Chef Du Jour
Project Leader Jani, sent us her DELICIOUS recipe for homemade Baked Mac and Cheese . Who doesn't love a four cheese mac and cheese dish? Home cooked comfort food is the best way to get together as a family and enjoy a meal that nourishes your heart and soul!

Jani has been leading projects with Honeycomb for two years! You may recognize her from projects like Help Families in need. Jani loves the opportunity to give back to her community and interact with local organizations that uplift the citizens of Chicago and surrounding communities. Jani spends her free days outside and loves to read and catch up with family and friends.
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.