With Art - We Persevere!
We are combining the food distribution with outreach through children's art generated from our program, sharing the images and support messages from the children to lift the spirits of our older neighbors who are lonely in the social isolation.
We tell kids that even in home isolation we are still a community. We ask them what image they think can lift the spirit of another person who is lonely, who is worried, who is in need of help. We tell them that art has a great visual power that can affect other people; that at the time of crisis people need each other even more than ever; that through art they can communicate their feeling toward other people, their neighbors.
In Isolation - We Are Still A Community!
The food situation was difficult for older people and limited ability folks over there even before the crisis. There is no food store in walking distance. Now we were able to fill the gap when needed most and quickly bring much needed food for the quarantined elderly folks of this long underserved community.
We are bringing food in at night and community activists and security takes them to houses in the morning. We also bring children’s art generated from our program with support messages from kids to lift the spirits of our older neighbors.
Even in home isolation we are still a community! By loving our neighbor we will prevail!