Get Inspired
Stories of Hope: HaiSous Restaurant
Day 42: Support our small businesses! Local businesses provide us with the food and art we love, create spaces for community, and play a vital role in keeping our neighborhoods strong. Today, we're inviting your family to think about all the ways local businesses support our city and what we can all do to give back! Check out this video about Thai and Danielle Dang, owner's of HaiSous restaurant in Pilsen, and the amazing work they are doing to keep their community members healthy and fed.

We all have a role to play in taking care of our neighbors. Small businesses are our neighbors too - they work hard to take care of us and we can return the favor! What businesses bring community to your neighborhood? Take some time to be intentional about living local today!
Let's Talk
After watching the video about HaiSous use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What inspired you about the work of HaiSous restaurant's owners and staff?

  • In the video, Thai talks about wanting to show hope and love to their community. What brings you hope and makes you feel loved by your community?

  • What local businesses bring you joy? Who serves your favorite meal? Who creates fun spaces? Who showcases amazing art?

  • Bonus! Order contact-free delivery or pick up from your favorite local restaurant for dinner this week. Be sure to show your support and gratitude to restaurant employees and delivery people.

Do Something
Movie Night
Support local movie theaters with a movie night-in! Theaters across Chicago are offering curbside concessions pick ups so you can enjoy the full movie theater experience at home. When you set up your next movie night, consider checking out these local theaters to see who is offering concessions in your neighborhood.

Mix up your movie night. Need something new for your movie viewing experience? Music Box Theatre is offering unique films new and old to view at home through Virtual Cinema . Or try out short films from Facets Kids to change up family movie night. Create an awards ceremony and vote on your favorite clips of the evening. Your movie viewing extravaganza can help keep these local theaters afloat.
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Community Connection
I Am Your Neighbor
Support local restaurants while providing a meal to low-income families. As may pantries are seeing an increase in customers, Common Pantry has come up with a creative way to support local businesses and while feeding community members in need.

I Am Your Neighbor allows you to purchase a meal for families in need from any of these participating restaurants . Restaurants participate based on meals purchased, to learn more check out this Block Club article . Your participation helps to keep our community connected and strong during challenging times.

If you or someone you know are in need of a meal, they can call any of the participating businesses to receive a meal.

Chicago Resources
Chicago Foundation for Woman
Are you or a family member in need of resources such as rent assistance, employment, food or childcare? Chicago Foundation for Women is helping women and girls restock, recalibrate, and rebuild. Check out their website for a list of resources in their network.
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.