Pay it Forward. Kick-Start What You Do Well.
We hope you are healthy and safe, and that things remain that way with every one of you. From quality jobs to informative guidance, we’re all about helping YOU succeed.
Each of us does something well…and we’ve all been the beneficiaries of kindness from others. Helping others brings value and meaning to each of us. It creates inner resilience, something we all need.
So why not find your unique talent and move it forward for others?
Pay it Forward Actions in the News and Close to Home
- Health care workers and other first responders are particularly at risk. To help maintain their medical supplies, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the CDC have all set up funds to support the delivery of medical and hygiene supplies to health workers around the world.
- In Italy, where lockdown measures are tight, isolated residents have taken to their balconies to sing and play musical instruments in harmony with one another. A recording from the Tuscan city of Siena has been viewed and shared over 4 million times on Twitter.
- Concerned pet owners disallowed from returning to their hometown of Wuhan, China posted frantic requests for their pets’ care on Weibo—a Twitter-like platform—where hundreds of animal-loving neighbors are offering to help care for their pets until restrictions are lifted.
- British citizen Becky Wass created a postcard for her elderly neighbors offering a variety of simple everyday tasks she could do for them without jeopardizing anyone’s health. From offering a friendly phone chat to posting mail or picking up supplies, an image of her card has gone viral on Facebook, with nearly 6 million views. #viralkindness
- Feeding America has set up thousands of mobile drive-through distribution points across the nation that re-distribute to the most vulnerable populations as well as for people who simply need food. Ask your local grocery stores where their food donation bins if not readily apparent.
- Shake Shack—a roadside burger chain in the San Francisco Bay Area and East Coast—returned a $10MM loan it received from the US government under an emergency program designed to help small businesses pay workers and keep their operations running during the coronavirus crisis. In a public letter, the owners wrote, “we’ve decided to immediately return the entire [PPP] loan…we received…so that those restaurants who need it most can get it now.”
- Many eateries are offering Buy 1-Share 1 deals and selling masks to make ends meet. Check out your local deals on Yelp. Restaurants literally nourish our communities!
- People around the world—including fashion designer Keila Sanchez and Artizen’s own CEO, Rosanna Hayden—have been sewing masks for several weeks. They’re for first responders, neighbors, clients and co-workers alike—anyone who can use a mask. Drop by any Joanne’s Fabrics store to leave your mask donation for our intrepid first responders!
“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”
- The Artizen Staffing team
written by Catrina Walker
We welcome your feedback on this unprecedented journey and look forward to hearing what works for you, your friends, and your family!