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Lawn of Love

July 29 - October 25

Help us bring joy to seniors at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers throughout Milwaukee through a pop-up lawn display we are calling “Lawn of Love.” We need families to take down and set up the display each week over the next few months.

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. Although nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers are slowly opening their doors for  visitation and group activities, it is still limited. We want our grandfriends to know that they are remembered, not alone and that we 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. 

Lawn of Love Installation

What: We are in need of families able to take down and install the Lawn of Love display at partner nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers. We will supply you with the address and details as to where on the property the display should go up. Your family will gather the display from one location and set it up at the next. The display includes 18” tall letters that read “You Are Loved”, youth art signs (18 x 24), yard flamingos and big heart signs. Everything will easily fit inside your trunk. Help us bring joy to all of the residents who can see the display!

When and Where: Indicate the dates that work for your family during registration. Final dates will be assigned by mid-July. Complete the installation at the time of day that works best for your family: morning, afternoon or evening.

  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19
  • August 26
  • September 2
  • September 9
  • September 13
  • September 17
  • September 21
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25

Participant Cap: 15 families
Registration: Kids Impact Community (z2systems.com) 

Cost: There is no cost to participate

Cancellations: In the event that circumstances change and you are no longer able to assist, please let us know as soon as possible so we can open up this opportunity to a family on the waitlist. Email kitty@kicmke.org  in case of a cancellation.

Questions: Contact kitty@kicmke.org with any questions. We will send out a confirmation with additional information following registration.

 

Details

Start:
July 29
End:
October 25
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