Community Service during Covid-19
Although the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, our nation is still going through changes in order to create a 'new normal.' These changes have affected many things, including opportunities for community service. Are you wondering what you can do to still help your community during this pandemic? In these trying times it can be hard for people to still feel like they are helping and being a part of the community. However, there still are ways to get involved, during these trying times. A fun idea for offices and individuals is to send cards to nursing homes, and those individuals that are stuck in isolation. Its an easy and cheap way to get involved with helping others and is fun for all ages. Many nursing homes have residents that are looking for PenPals to help with the loneliness of being in isolation. The CDC stated that “there is no evidence at this time that Covid-19 is being spread through the mail.” This means that this is a safe way for individuals to bring light to people’s life and participate in the community.
Check with the local nursing homes to see if they are accepting letters for their residents! If your local nursing homes are not looking for letters currently, check out the website below that has some locations looking to receive them! It is great to find a PenPal with similar interests, or maybe just share a message that can brighten their day!