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Here's a list of services that need our community support.
🌏 🌳 We are in this together! 🌳 🌏
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We need to protect frontline responders. More responders on the frontline means more capacity at our hospitals, and more people will get the care they need. Here's a way to help....
We all have to stay well, not only so we can kick Coronavirus' ass but also so we can take care of other's who might need our help, like older family members and neighbors who need to stay #saferathome. Apple has a website and a new app that, in true 🍏 form, are quick and easy to use and will give you guidance in knowing if you or someone you care about needs to be seen by a doctor or tested for COVID-19. Apple promises it will not collect or store users' answers to the questionnaire, although they will collect anonymous information from the platform.
J.K Rowling and her team have announced a special, open licence for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in virtual read-a-long sessions on video. This means if you’re a teacher you’ll be able to record yourself reading Harry’s Hogwarts adventures and share these with your pupils online! And for parents (and the rest of us fans) there's Hogwarts-online on WizardingWorld.com. JUST WOW!
Baby2Baby is collecting financial donations to purchase, transport, and distribute basic necessities for low-income families, including diapers, wipes, blankets, hygiene products, clothing, and school supplies. Baby2Baby is Los Angeles–based, but it maintains a large national network of family foundations and diaper banks.
Good+Foundation is a national nonprofit supporting low-income parents and caregivers. It is asking for monetary donations to the Good+ Crisis Fund, which will support the families and sister organizations that rely on Good+ throughout the coronavirus crisis and during the period of recovery that will follow. You can donate by visiting the website or texting “GoodPlus” to 44321. Corporations can donate car seats, strollers, and clothing to their New York and Los Angeles warehouses.
First Book is working to deliver 7 million books to low income school children, many of whom don't have access to computers.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. The CDC offers great a terrific list of resources for yourself and others who might understandably need additional help during this time. For averyone, especially after coming out of quarantine, there's a Ready Wrigley activity book for children age 3-10, and for our heroic first responders, doctors, nurses, delivery and grocery personnel who put yourselves in danger everyday to protect the rest of the community, there's important information for your support as well that can be found here.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs. Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you're feeling.
Hack your brain. "Uncertainty about coronavirus spreads anxiety through social contagion." This article suggests ways to minimize that. According to a recent article in the New York Times, simple awareness training (delivered through an app and currently 30 percent off) can reduce anxiety by 57 percent (in a study with anxious physicians) to 63 percent (in a study with people with generalized anxiety disorder) in two to three months.
Created with images by engin akyurt - "Girl with mask to protect her from Coronavirus" • Dhaya Eddine Bentaleb - "Wash your hands" • Museums Victoria - "Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Brian Daniel in Research Laboratory, Abbotsford, 1948-1949. Photographer: Bert Anderson" • Rayia Soderberg - "untitled image"