Make Bookmarks to Lift the Spirits of Children Under Care
Use art supplies around your home to create fun bookmarks that will inspire a love of reading in children all over the world.
1 hour
Online
2 to
English, Spanish
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Best to book 1 week in advance

What you’ll do

This nonprofit cares for disadvantaged young people across the globe. Since the pandemic's emergence, many children have been experiencing anxiety and stress over isolation, health risks, and the general state of the world. To help bring joy to their day-to-day lives and ensure they are well enough to continue their education, the nonprofit has launched programs that allow people from all over the world demonstrate their support.

Volunteers like you and your coworkers can get involved in their mission by coming together virtually to create fun, uplifting bookmarks for these young people to use. Your warmth can go a long way in putting smiles on their faces despite the adversities they face, and it will motivate them to keep reading and continue dedicating themselves to their studies during these uncertain times. Instructions will be provided for how volunteers can mail their finished bookmarks to the organization following the virtual event.

The activity will proceed as follows:

  • Nonprofit Introduction (5 minutes)
  • Outline of Guidelines (5 minutes)
  • Making Bookmarks (40 minutes)
  • Activity Conclusion & Summary (10 minutes)


What you’ll need:

  • Card stock 
  • Pens
  • A pair of scissors
  • Coloring materials
  • Glue
  • Other art materials
  • Note: Avoid glitter or anything decorative that could fall off.

What else you should know

  • Informative links will be provided for the bookmark-making process
  • There are no specific size requirements for the bookmarks -- just remember they have to fit inside a book!
  • Bookmarks in English or Spanish are both welcome
  • This experience will be conducted over Zoom. Before the event you will receive a link for the call. Participants will be encouraged to have their cameras on during the experience.
     

How you’ll make an impact

Education
Children & Families
Your immediate contribution covers costs to ship hundreds of cards to hospitals, homes, and nonprofits around the world, while a larger lump sum will go towards donating a portable entertainment system in your company's name.

This nonprofit is dedicated to uplifting spirits across the globe by delivering inspiring handmade cards. In the past 10 years they have delivered cards to children and adults in more than 35 countries in 10+ languages.

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