Get Inspired
Veteran Roasters
Day 25: Live, love, local! Local and small businesses are in extra need of our support! Today we're encouraging your family to think of what essential items you can source from local businesses. Check out the video on Veteran Roasters, a local Chicago coffee company that makes delicious coffee, employs veterans, and creates meaningful support systems in their community.

When you shop local you're not only helping the business itself, but all of the people it employs. Supporting local businesses is an important part of strengthening our community, and you can do it from home! Many small businesses have transitioned to delivery and curbside pick up to provide you with the services you need and to keep their businesses afloat.

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

  • What stood out to you about Pedro's Story? What inspired you?

  • Why is it important to support local businesses? What roles do they play in building strong communities?

  • Bonus! Make a list of your favorite shops, service providers, and restaurants. How can you show your support and appreciation while you shelter at home?

Do Something
Thank a Local Business
It's time to spread the love. Small businesses across the city are mobilizing to provide us with the resources we need, while supporting their staff.

Let's all take a little time to support the businesses that keep our communities whole. Today, call three local businesses and leave a message thanking them for all of the work they do to keep our communities strong.

Need somewhere to start? Sew Crafty Studio owner, Jodie, donates her studio for our project, Sew Quilts for Patients, and recently provided hundreds of mask making kits to families. Check out her new initiative, Stay Home. Stay Crafty , where you can get curb side pick up crafting supplies. Thank you Sew Crafty Studio!
New Honeycomb Pins!
We have a NEW Honeycomb at Home pin to add to your collection! After you complete 5 activities, contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
Community Connections
My Colorful Community
Color for a cause! Today we're thinking local, finding new ways to support the small businesses who have always been there for us.

We're inspired by Kelly Parker and her team at Chicago Home Collective . As a local realtor and proud Honeycomb parent, Kelly knows that community connections is what makes our city feel like home. That's why she created My Colorful Community - a digital coloring book featuring favorite small shops in her Logan Square neighborhood. Use this link to download the printable booklet, then color and share our your creations on social media. You'll send "virtual hugs" by tagging selected businesses with #mycolorfulcommunity and #honeycombathome .

Up for an adventure? On your family's next outing for essentials, drive by your favorite shop and post a sign showing your support on their front door! Use pages from My Colorful Community or create your own drawings. You're support will spread cheer in your neighborhood for all passersby!
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 22,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 45 local organizations.