Get Inspired
After Supper Visions
Day 7: Snapshots of healing. According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, an estimated 80,000 Chicagoans experienced homelessness last year. Today, we want you to reflect on what home and healing means to you. Check out the video to learn how Chicagoans who have experienced homelessness are building community and empowering themselves through art.

Art helps us to see the world in new ways. It allows us to express ourselves and discover new perspectives on life. After Supper Visions is a program that supports all people in their creative journeys. The photographers in the program share their experiences and artistic vision with their greater Chicago community in a culminating gallery show every year.

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 After Supper Visions use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What artistic activity makes you feel empowered?

  • What did you find interesting about After Supper Visions? Why is it important to have community support during difficult times?

  • Where do you feel most at home? What smells, sights, and sounds make you think of the place you call home?

  • Bonus! Try a new form of art today. Photography? Sculpture? Painting? Textiles? What can you find around your house that can be turned into a masterpiece?

Do Something
Little Free Pantry
Take what you need, give what you can! We were inspired by some of our neighbors using Little Free Libraries to share resources and food with their neighbors. Today's project is to create your own Little Free Pantry. Decorate a plastic bin or box with kind messages and pictures. Make sure to let people know they can take what they need!

Stock your Little Free Pantry with hand sanitizers and wipes, hygiene products, and nutritious non-perishable foods that are easy to open and require minimal preparation. Remember that not everyone has access to a can-opener or a stove top to cook. Leave your Little Free Pantry where people have access to it. If you know there are places in your community where people need resources, leave your pantry there! Remember to check on your pantry and restock it when you can!

Mark your calendar! Make crafts at Breeze's Beehive LIVE on Zoom every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Stay tuned for details in tomorrow's email.
Doing good and looking great! Did you know 37% of Honeycomb kids donate goods and 18% donate money to our partner organizations? When you buy a Honeycomb tee or donate, you ensure these young change-makers can make a meaningful impact in their communities today and in the months ahead.
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
La Casa Norte
Give the gift of comfort! Help families and youth served by our partner La Casa Norte by donating items that provide some extra comfort and care. Supporting people who are experiencing housing insecurity is important now more than ever. Show that you care by donating items that help LCN's clients feel connected to their community.

La Casa Norte is looking for a variety of items to help support their clients - hygiene kits, snack bags, and fun packs are all needed at the shelter. What do you have in your home that could benefit someone else? Check out this list to see if you can help out:
  • Prepackaged food (granola bars, ramen cups, trail mix, etc.)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer and lotion
  • Toothpaste, tooth brushes and floss
  • Fun items: headphones, batteries, journals, etc.

Learn more on La Casa Norte's website . Please email volunteer@lacasanorte.org to schedule a time to donate and coordinate a drop off that adheres to social distancing. Let LCN now when you're coming and leave donations at the door or hold on to your donations until a later date.

La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness. They provide access to stable housing and provide resources and services that act as a catalyst to transform lives.

Chef Du Jour
Honeycomb Leadership Corps alumn, Charmaine and Camille, shared their favorite Greek Spaghetti Bake with us! While hanging out at home, the Nichols family has been training their rescue dog, Cooper! After long days of schoolwork, working from home, and house work, the Nichols family likes to watch a movie before bed. Their favorites are action movies and movies with a bit of comedy.

The Nichols family has been involved with Honeycomb for years! You may recognize Charmaine if you've ever been to our event Prepare Sack Lunches, which she led regularly. Recently, Charmaine and her daughter Camille completed our Honeycomb Leadership Corps program and continue to help host events together.
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.
#Buzzworthy
"Thank you for all that you have done for our families currently facing homelessness. The blankets, activity books, and snack packs have made their stay at La Posada brighter." - Casa Central

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.