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#WeavingCommunity Care Ideas: Easy Ways to Show You Care

Simple acts of kindness are the easiest way to show you care! We often have the inclination to “Go Big or Go Home” which leaves us feeling like we don’t have the resources to really show we care. However, when we are trying to bring our communities together, especially in times of crisis, it’s the small things that really matter.

While the nation is experiencing different levels of ‘Safer at Home’ and most of us have emerged from strict quarantine, we are far from being back to normal. Many of us are still experiencing fall out from the pandemic and are craving a new normal. The #WeavingCommunity campaign is focused on creating a nation where we see our neighbors through the eyes of love and compassion regardless of color, cause or political affiliation. We are confident that through this pandemic we can come together stronger and create the country we all want - and it starts with showing Care through simple acts of kindness. Need inspiration on ways to show you Care? Let’s go there!

Text Ideas:

  • Send someone a text just to let them know you are thinking about them.
  • Text an inspirational quote you saw on social media to someone who may be feeling lonely.
  • Text family members you haven’t talked to in a while a quick hello or I love you.
  • Text updates about how you have found joy and inspire others to do the same.

Neighborhood Organizing:

  • Organize a “social distanced” neighborhood block party - skip the pot luck and gather donations for a food truck instead. Wear masks and set up games like bocce ball or horseshoes where you can easily social distance and that can easily be disinfected between new players.
  • Check in with elderly neighbors who may still need help with transportation, grocery shopping or even lawn care - organize with neighbors to volunteer for certain tasks on designated days.
  • Help a neighbor with their garden; pull weeds or pick tomatoes - maybe you will end up with veggies for a salad or side dish for dinner!
  • Build a Little Free Library and stock it with canned goods or books.
  • Show you are there to help by putting yourself on the Nextdoor Help Map.

Frontline Support:

  • Leave a gift card in the mailbox/on the trashcan/on your porch for the postal, trash and delivery workers who are still keeping our communities running — just make sure it is clearly marked for them so they have no question about taking it!
  • Make homemade thank you signs to frontline workers (healthcare, grocery, transportation, etc.) and secure them in your yard and or windows.
  • Show your appreciation for frontline workers with a simple “thank you” and a smile!

Social Activities:

  • Plan a picnic in the park with friends - pack your own cooler and bring your own blanket or chairs and tell your friends to do the same! (You can steal the bocce ball idea from above, just remember the Clorox wipes!)
  • Meet up with friends on a patio for coffee or a meal! Remember, your server appreciates you wearing your mask when you aren’t munching!
  • Use your social video skills from lockdown - it is still fun to have coffee with a friend over video!

Old Fashioned Snail Mail and Hand Delivery:

  • Write letters of gratitude, send thank you cards or just hand-write notes to let friends and family know you care.
  • Write to old friends (or even family) that you have lost touch with and let them know you would like to reconnect or that they are simply still in your thoughts.
You can fuel hope, courage, and action to overcome division! We believe we can and must repair the division, isolation and hatred that is tearing us apart. You can multiply repair efforts by helping us spread the message, teach the skills, and share the stories of everyday people who are showing up for others across differences. Spread hope and courage. Support healing conversations and actions. Create the life we want, together. Are you with us? Please support the #WeavingCommunity campaign for Giving Tuesday!