ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Help us raise the spirits of staff and residents in lockdown!
COVID has created a secondary epidemic of loneliness in its wake. Staff is stretched thin. Residents are without visitors. Simple, creative expressions of care can really brighten someone's day. To help, TimeSlips has assembled a list of care homes that have specificly requested mail. The care homes tell us that your notes of encouragement help tremendously. And postcard writing makes a great, meditative and generous project for kids and grownups alike. Let's spread some joy!
Do you work for a care community that would be interested in receiving postcards? Please email email@example.com with the subject line "Postcards". Be sure to let us know (tag us on social media) if you appreciate the cards that come your way!
LOOKING FOR IDEAS?
- a hopeful poem or greeting
- a drawing
- a Beautiful Question that you can ask and share your own answer.
For a list of Beautiful Questions, see our Creativity Center here.
- We encourage you to share notes that are age-appropriate (not childish as these are adults),
uplifting (we can all use uplift), and joyful.
NOTE: If you choose to write a home that is NOT on this list, we strongly suggest you call to see if they are accepting cards.
Special Initiative (August 19th, 2020) SEND A PIECE OF YOUR HEART! Oakridge Gardens in Wisconsin experienced a fire mid-June, displacing many of their residents. Please see this video on how to send a handmade heart postcard to the residents and staff while they are displaced from Oakridge. https://youtu.be/rWOAVSthMKA