Gratitude for Essential Workers
SIMPLE SAFE SERVICE
Simple Safe Service activities are designed to spark generous action and conversations promoting the good of all.
Essential workers must leave the house and be exposed to people all day, not knowing who is infected and whether they are protected. It takes courage and perseverance to work in a public place. Find out more about these jobs and people, and say "thanks."
- Ask around (call, text, look on social media) to learn who in your neighborhood is working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic (medical workers, grocery store clerks, first responders, senior living home staff and others).
- Have a discussion about essential workers during this time. Talk about how essential workers must leave the house and be exposed to people all day, not knowing who is infected.
- Using art materials, write and decorate a note of thanks and encouragement using a place and materials they will see. This may be in their driveway or sidewalk area, posted on a front door, or near the entrance to a place of work. Example: “You are our hero!” or “Thankful and grateful for all that you do!”
- Come up with creative quotes/sayings and ways to post gratitude.
- Learn more with a Learning to Give lesson Kindness Certificate
Reflection: Talk with your family about things you see around the community that lift people up. How does it feel when you see people make the effort to help?
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Learning to Give ...
- educates youth about philanthropy, the civil society sector, and the importance of giving their time, talent and treasure for the common good (knowledge),
- equips youth by encouraging philanthropic behavior and experience (skills), and,
- empowers youth to take voluntary citizen action for the common good in their classrooms, lives and communities (behavior).