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Where Does Compassion Really Come From?
Day 8: Compassion fuels gratitude. Compassion is the art of noticing and connecting with others. Today, we're challenging your family to identify people you feel compassion for and then acknowledge that connection with an act of gratitude. Watch this video about compassion to learn about the deeper human connections we might not always pay attention to.

Compassion builds community. We may not always notice the people checking us out at the grocery store or the person delivering an important package to our door. How can we work to build a more compassionate Chicago? Showing compassion helps people feel seen and cared for. Today we're highlighting that care through acts of gratitude.
Let's Talk
After watching the video on compassion, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What did you learn from the video about compassion? Did anything stand out to you?

  • Who do you feel compassion for in your life? What can you do so they know you care?

  • What can you do in your community to show more compassion to others?

  • Bonus! Tell 5 people you haven't seen in while that you care about them. Check in on them and ask them how they're doing.

Live Hive
Crafting with Breeze
Let's show gratitude together! Join Breeze's Beehive to make thank you cards with other volunteers like you. Today, we're saying thank you to our community members who are keeping us safe and healthy - grocery store clerks, delivery people, nurses, teachers, and more!

Log on to our Zoom at 10:30am to hang out other Honeycomb volunteers. Make sure to gather your art supplies like scissors, glue or tape, crayons, markers, plain and colorful paper before we start!

Find fun ways to deliver your thank you letters that maintain social distance. Mail your thank you letter to your teacher or leave a thank you letter in your mail box for the mail person. If you write a thank you letter to a nurse, see how it can be delivered with our Community Connection activity below.
Our city needs your support! By purchasing some of our Honeycomb at Home loungewear, you help us spread the magic of volunteering throughout our city. Every $100 we raise provides free programming to a new local family. We so appreciate your support.
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
Make Masks for Medical Professionals
Let's keep our doctors and nurses safe! Healthcare professionals dedicate their lives to keeping our communities healthy. Now it's time for us to show our gratitude and help them stay healthy and safe!

The Passman Family are longtime Honeycomb volunteers and supporters. This week, they mobilized to help support health care professionals in our community. Check out the Passman's Mask Making Tutorial to learn how you can sew masks to donate to the doctors and nurses at UChicago Medicine.

Dr. Nicola Orlov, a pediatric hospitalist at UChicago, talks about the importance of the masks in this video and extends a thank you to Honeycomb families on behalf of the hospital.

Our generous partner, Jodie, at Sew Crafty Studio, is creating Mask Kits for curb-side pick up. Each kit has the fabric and supplies needed to sew a mask. If you would like to pick up a kit, please fill out this form so Jodie knows how many kits to prepare.

Curb-side pick up will be located at Sew Crafty Studio, 2340 N Clybourn Ave, between 3pm and 5pm on April 2nd and 3rd. That's Thursday and Friday this week!

Please drop off completed masks through the mail slot of the front door of Sew Crafty. Bonus points if you include a thank you card to the healthcare workers too! We'll take care of the donations from there.

A huge thank you to the Passman Family and Sew Crafty Studio for planning today's Community Connections!
Chef Du Jour
Project Leader, Kim, shared the BEST Snickerdoodle recipe with us. Her favorite way to spend a day at home is with her boyfriend. They like to have the perfect mix of watching movies, making their favorite dishes, playing games, and being productive doing house projects they can never seem to get to.

Kim is a long time Honeycomb Leader, you may recognize her from Sew Quilts for Patients! Kim enjoys leading Honeycomb projects because she meets the most eager and sweetest families that love learning something new. Swedish fish is on the top of Kim's list, but she also loves to travel the world and teach/take group fitness classes.
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.
"Our longstanding partnership with Honeycomb is invaluable. The children who receive these beautiful gifts every year feel so much joy and their hope is uplifted knowing that the generous Honeycomb community deeply cares about them." - Be Alright

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.