You and your children, students, and/or troop members are invited to participate in the annual “Spreading Kindness” community service program that Eliana’s Light, a local non-profit, organizes each year to support children who have serious medical conditions, their caregivers, and their care providers.
You can be a part of a collaborative effort to share positive messages of kindness, care, and compassion. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages, schools, organizations, businesses, and associations! Gather your family members, friends, and colleagues as they can participate from anywhere in the world.
To participate: You can work on your own or organize a group at your home, work, school, and/or community organization to:
- make cards or hospital room signs with messages of encouragement, support and empathy;
- write on a decorated piece of paper a poem, quote and/or song you write or select that gives uplifting, relevant and appropriate messages;
- draw a picture or paint a painting of images/scenes that carry messages of renewal, replenishment & well-being
- design a message, graphic and/or image that you submit virtually.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10
Please send an email if you are interested in participating. You’ll receive additional guidelines on the messaging.
Where your submissions will go: They will be shared on social media, via deliveries to local children’s hospitals, and through emails to families Eliana’s Light supports and the doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers, therapists & all the others who care for them.
About Eliana’s Light: Eliana’s Light supports the whole health, well-being and quality of life of DC, MD, and VA families that include children who have medical complexity. They provide critical emotional, financial, and educational support to family members while they connect the caregivers to additional resources. They also advocate for whole health approaches to care in pediatrics and regularly organize volunteer programs that build community and connection while raising awareness on these families and whole health care. Click here or more information.