Feeling the COVID-19 blues? Want to make a difference and help some people? Are you a volunteering machine but can’t get past physical distancing?
Check this out. Several of United Way’s funded partners need your help. COVID-19 has made getting people the help they need more difficult, but you can help.
Here’s three ways you can make a difference today in someone’s life.
#1. Isolation is a terrible thing, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, already vulnerable seniors were put at far greater risk. That’s where you come in. Meals on Wheels is more important now than ever before. Individuals stuck at home need a pick-me-up. Now you can write a note to let them know you care!
Just send your letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t include any personally identifying information in your letter – first names allowed – and know that you have made someone’s day better. Meals on Wheels will print your letter and deliver it with a meal.
Or if you live in St. Thomas/Elgin County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin is doing a similar thing. You can check it out here.
#2. More of the invisible hero type? How about purchasing and dropping off much needed supplies to local agencies working to keep people healthy. This list can get you started.
#3. Bring Day of Caring home this year. Consider taking 30 minutes to check in on an isolated neighbour or add a special treat for someone on your street to your grocery order. Maybe you could call a friend you haven’t spoken with in a while and brighten their day! These days, we all need a little extra #LocalLove.
And stay safe!