A Real Thanksgiving Story, 2020:
We currently have 46 Head Start homes under quarantine. That is a large portion of our education community, seeing as we already accepted limited numbers to account for social distance guidelines. It is hard for people to do a dedicated quarantine without supplies, or the means to purchase them. An angel group of women from Newburyport donated 50 bags STUFFED with dry goods and hygiene supplies. Talk about timing! To that we added an essentials case (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, body wash) and a PPE bag (masks and hand sanitizer). Then the American Red Cross of Massachusetts really came through! 110 lots so each quarantined family received a turkey, butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, and onions. We robocalled yesterday asking parents to be ready for a contact free delivery. A million thanks to Marilyn, MaryEllen, Trisha, Belkis, Helen, Cindy, Blanca, Ruth, Rosa, Lilly, and Lori who made assembly and deliveries cheerful and safe. THIS IS HOW WE THANKSGIVING! We will weather this pandemic together. Sending LEO love to each of these households. #Thanksgiving2020
With Giving Tuesday right around the corner we thought we would ask generous people to shop for LEO. As the COVID-19 pandemic surges in our community our babies continue to grow. What a time to be a child. We need cozy two piece jogging suits and warm pajamas. Boys and girls, 12 mos to 6x. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming! Toss a couple extra things in the cart for families facing tough times?
Deliver to: LEO, Inc. 156 Broad Street Lynn MA 01901. Attention: Julie Hebeisen.
Let us know if you shop, or include your name/info in a note so we can thank you!
We are thankful. For victories, big and small. A new job. A parent who learns English. For children who reach developmental milestones. For seniors who tell us they can't stay warm. For those who identify health needs we can support. For staff guided by empathy. #Thanksgivinghttps://t.co/hkihE0itcE
46 Head Start families are quarantined. A large portion of our education community. Hard to quarantine without supplies, or the means to shop. Angel donors STUFFED 50 bags w/dry goods & hygiene supplies. @RedCross added a turkey & veg! Super staff delivered. #community#actionhttps://t.co/MaYHl1KB3X
Tuesday we held a food themed scavenger hunt for 31 members of our Male Involvement (Dad's) group. We played a healthy vs unhealthy food game. Our Health Manager was on hand to talk flu shots and COVID 19. We did an exercise video and read, “Oliver’s Vegetables. @NatlHeadStarthttps://t.co/2EbXBMVZ4i
We are funneling out emergency funds every single day to help area households avoid eviction. Proud to have the support of @UnitedWayMABay to make this possible. The fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is immeasurable. https://t.co/uNt69xJEji