Get Inspired
Wilson Portorreal
Day 57: Creature comforts. Pets can help to improve our mental and physical health as well as our overall happiness. From goofy moments at the park to hanging on the couch, our pets are there to make us smile and keep us company. Today, we invite your family to think of how our loving animals bring us comfort through life's most challenging times.

Our pets show us unconditional love, and no shortage of laughs. Check out this story about Wilson Portorreal and his dog Hershey on a wild adventure. Wilson's story was the winner of NYC spring 2014 High School Grandslam!

This video was produced by The Moth , an organization dedicated to promoting the art and craft of storytelling and honoring and celebrating the diversity and commonality of human experience.
Let's Talk
After listening to Wilson's story, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What did you find relatable about Wilson's story? What made you laugh?

  • What's your favorite memory about your pet or an animal you love? Share this story with a friend or family member to brighten their day.

  • How do animals help you? Do they comfort you? Motivate you to get outside? Or make you smile?

  • Bonus! Spend some time with a pet and get some extra puppy love today. If you don't have a pet at home, ask a family member or friend to send you cute videos or pictures of an animal you love.

Do Something
The Anti-Cruelty Society
Our friends at the Anti-Cruelty Society are launching tons of new initiatives to keep you connected to Chicago area animals in need. This Friday, June 12th, the shelter is launching Yips and Yowls, an interactive educational program online teaching kids about the work of Anti-Cruelty and how to help keep animals safe and healthy. Check out their website this Friday for more information!

Keep an eye on Anti-Cruelty's facebook page as they are also running pop up virtual events like Cats n' Mats yoga classes, DIY toy making sessions, and more!

While The Anti-Cruelty Society is not yet able to accept donations, they encourage you to keep crafting hand made tug toys , blankets , and more to donate once it is safe to do so.
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Community Connection
One Tail at a Time and M.A.S.K
Support people and pets. Our partners at One Tail at a Time are partnering with Mothers/Men Against Senseless Violence (M.A.S.K) to host a food pantry for people and pets in Englewood.

Donations can be dropped off this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5 - 8pm at One Tail at a Time's Bucktown Adoption Center. The pop up pantry is in need of:

  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Baby Formula & Food/ Diapers / Wipes
  • Toilet Paper / Paper Towels
  • Hygiene & Menstrual Products
  • Masks / Gloves
  • Dog & Cat Food / Cat Litter

If your family, or anyone you know is in need of these supplies, the pop up pantry will be held on Saturday June 13th from 10am - 1pm at the M.A.S.K Block Academy on 75th & Stewart.

Please wear a mask, gloves, and maintain social distance when shopping and dropping off donations. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please refrain from donating at this time.
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.