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Sunshine & Smiles for Valentine’s Day
January 14 - February 7
Valentine’s Day can be a fun, exciting and beautiful holiday for many. It can also be a very isolating time, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help us bring some Valentine’s Day cheer to residents at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the greater Milwaukee area by means of a virtual “Sunshine and Smiles for Valentine’s Day.” We will be putting together a video of KIC kids singing a friendship/love themed song, doing a dance, performing a little jingle or even reading a friendship/love themed book (the sky’s the limit) to be shown at nursing homes in the area.
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.
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 friendship, love and kindness to others when their community needs it most.
Activities: Work as the director and producer for your family!
1) Help your kids plan what they would like to perform as part of the holiday show. This could be a friendship/love themed song, a dance, a friendship/love themed book reading, a message of love for our grandfriends, or art they want to share. The sky’s the limit. Let their creativity reign.
2) Record the video on your smartphone or camera. Please be sure to shoot the video as a landscape/horizontal. Short videos are best! Videos should not be more than 2 minutes.
3) Submit the video. (We’ll send you the upload link following registration)
***ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU, WITH MORE DETAILS INCLUDING A LINK TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO, A LIST OF IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATIVITY AS WELL AS SOME OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
When: Videos are due February 7.
Where: Create the video in your own home.
Registration: Available Here
Ages: Any age
Participant Cap: unlimited
Cost: There is no cost to participate.
Cancellations: In the event that circumstances change and you are no longer able to submit a video, no worries. Just give Kitty Janas a heads up at firstname.lastname@example.org so we don’t try and track you down.
Questions: Contact Kitty Janas at email@example.com with any questions. We will send out a confirmation with additional information following registration.