Keeping Busy & Helping Others
We are living in a time of the "new normal" where we are staying at home more, kids are out of school, working from home is a must, and social distancing is the new lingo.
This is a time where social, emotional, and physical health is so important.
We have three resources for you to keep you busy while you are at home:
1) DONATING TO LOCAL MEDICAL FACILITIES: Help by giving back to your local hospitals and medical centers. The need for surgical masks is acute right now. Please check your local medical facility to determine their needs.
How to Make a Surgical Medical Mask
JoAnn Fabric Stores Giving Away Free Surgical Mask Supplies Curbside
How to Get Surgical Face Masks to Hospital Workers
2) ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: HTC has developed a one stop "Activities for Kids" resource page to help you along the way. Whether you live in NYC, Seattle, Guatemala City, Quito, Monrovia, Kathmandu, or New Delhi, these are activities (maybe with a little adaptation) you can do at home.
3) SHARING STORIES: This is a perfect time to learn about the people you care about. Family members (old and young), Children who have been a part of your organization (like our Healing the Children kids), Seniors who have so much insight on life and living, and/or Neighbors you haven't spoken to in a while. We can all still use the phone and talk to each other. Here are a few links to questions you can use to get you started. I hope each and everyone of you do this as it will likely be such a special way to connect with the people you care about and bring a smile and perhaps even a big chuckle (there are some interesting stories to be told) to your day!
Interviewing Family Members - 50 Questions
Take care and we hope you find some great things to do during your days at home.
Your friends at HTC!