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Chalk the Walk for Grandfriends

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Send some love to the residents at Saint John’s on the Lake through a chalk message and art on a sidewalk that can be viewed from above by the residents.

Description of Event: 

Older adults have a special place in our heart. Kids Impact Community has hosted intergenerational playgroups since the organization’s inception. Our kiddos have learned patience, kindness and how to make new friends of all ages, and our grandfriends benefit tremendously from the interaction with our children.

As you well know, older adults are the population most vulnerable to COVID-19. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers have ended visitation and shuttered nearly all of the gathering places for older adults across the country in an effort to protect them from the disease. Though necessary, these efforts can have a devastating effect on a population who already faces an increased risk for loneliness and social isolation.

We feel all the feels for the isolation of our grandfriends, and hope to bring some joy during this time through chalk art and a loud reminder that we love them and miss them.

Purpose: Show our grandfriends that they are not alone, they are loved, and we miss them.

Impact: We hope that all of the children participating will grow in awareness of their capability to spread love and kindness to others when their community needs it most. 

Activities: Your family will be creating chalk art on the sidewalk along E. Kane Place. As the north building is also under construction, your construction loving kids will also have the chance to see some cranes in action.

All families are asked to wear masks as you are able and to social distance as a family unit. We have a long sidewalk to spread out on.

We would also love to deliver some additional kid art, letters or cards to Saint John’s residents after completing our chalk art. If you are able, we’d love for you to bring these items to the event and we will deliver them to our partner at Saint John’s for distribution.

Materials: Bring chalk if you have some. We’ll have some additional chalk available as well. And, bring your kid art, letters or cards!

When and Where:

Monday, July 20
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Come when you can for as long as your kids are engaged. 

Back-up rain date: Friday, July 24; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saint John’s on the Lake
1840 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

We will be chalking E. Kane Place on the north side of the Saint John’s on the Lake building between Prospect Ave. and N. Summit Ave. Please meet us along E. Kane Place. 

Parking: is available at Saint John’s on the Lake’s South Tower located at 1800 N. Prospect at the end of Royall. There is also parking on many of the side streets surrounding the campus and on Prospect Ave. Please allow some time to find parking.

Registration: Click here to Register

Ages: All ages welcome!

Waiver: In order to participate, you must confirm that all statements below are true for you and anyone in your household. (You will sign this waiver on the next screen).

  1. No one in my family has tested positive for COVID-19 at any time.
  2. No one in my family experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) in the past 4 weeks.
  3. No one in my family has come into contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.
  4. No one in my family has, to my knowledge, been exposed to or come into contact with someone with or presumed to have COVID-19.
  5. No one in my family is a health care worker who has been in contact with potential COVID-19 patients in the past 2 weeks.
  6. We have followed CDC guidelines to avoid infection (stay home as much as possible, keep 6 feet away from others, and wash hands frequently).

Cost: There is no cost to participate

Questions: Contact erin.lemoine@kicmke.org with any questions


July 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Erin Lemoine


St Johns at the Lake
1840 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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