Get Inspired
Outdoor Camp
A Home is a Human Right. The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless reports that over 16,000 CPS students experienced housing insecurity in the 2018 - 2019 school year. This week, we invite your family to think about how stable housing can help to transform communities. Check out this story from Vin Shambry, about his experience with homelessness growing up and how going to camp helped him feel like a kid again.

For Vin, camp was a place where he could have fun and celebrate being a kid, while also honoring the hardships that his family was experiencing. Homes provide people with a comfort and stability that support them in many ways beyond the basics of shelter. Communities can transform when everyone has access to a home, and the feelings of safety, acceptance, and stability that they foster.
Let's Talk
After listening to Vin Shambry's story, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about Vin's story from Outdoor Camp? What did you relate to?

  • Has there every been a time where you felt uncomfortable or out of place? What or who made you feel more welcomed in that space?

  • Why is your home important to you? What do you enjoy most about your home?

  • Bonus! Have fun with your friends! Set up a virtual hang or socially distanced meet up. Remember that during stressful times, connecting with others is an important part of self care.

Do Something
Create Your Own Summer Camp
Getting outside helps your physical and mental health! Make a summer bucket list of all the games, activities, and outdoor fun you want to have with your family.

Summer Camp is in session! Pick an activity off the list like tug-o-war, water balloon toss, and flash light tag to do with your family. Make a commitment to do a few activities every week to dedicate yourself to some family fun in the sun. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Ultimate Camp Resource and Family Education.

Upcycled crafts, friendship bracelets, hiking and more! Share your DIY Summer Camp ideas with your friends and challenge their families to make their own summer camps too! Send each other pictures of fun ideas, or get together for socially distanced outdoor activities like bird watching, story telling, and more!
Time to get cozy! When you purchase our limited-edition loungewear, you fuel Honeycomb's family friendly programs. That means we can bring more of the creative content you love and spark meaningful change throughout our city. Order now!
Community Connection
Su Casa and Frieda's Place
Support Chicago Families. Su Casa/Frieda's Place is an organization in Back of the Yards dedicated to serving immigrant communities, survivors of domestic violence, and community members experiencing homelessness. From providing housing and food, to needed supplies and connections to social service resources, Su Casa is dedicated to social justice and the wellbeing of the community.

Frieda's Place is the Soup Kitchen and Pantry connected to Su Casa. The pantry is in need of men's clothing (including new underwear and socks), toiletries, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, masks, non-perishable food, and bath towels so that guests may shower. Find other needed items here

Try to limit unnecessary trips. Please consider picking up some items for the clients of Su Casa when you are out shopping for your own family. Donations can be dropped off at Su Casa on Sundays 9am to 6pm and Wednesdays 12pm - 6pm. They are located at 5045 S Laflin St. Chicago IL 60609.

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

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
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.