Last week I shared a really juicy interview with Appreciation Expert Chris Littlefield. (you won’t want to miss it…check out the blog or video).
He shared with me the most inspirational individual who initially started a kindness letter campaign to children in Syrian refugee camps. With the COVID19 pandemic, she used all her success and experience and turned it into a thank-you campaign for our healthcare heroes.
Do as Pooja Does
Before the end of April, Pooja had personally written and organized groups to write over 13,000, 11,000 in Abu Dhabi alone. She is working with a chain of hospitals there to ensure enough letters are written to providers and that they will get them.
So simple right? Here’s a call to action for you. If you’re a healthcare hero, essential services worker or critical services professional, thank-you, thank-you, and just keep doing what you’re doing. If you have been negatively impacted by the pandemic – you’re on bed rest, you’re on furlough, or you need something super positive and productive to do with your kids when homework time is over, why not consider writing thank-yous to healthcare heroes in your community?
Believe me, they need to hear it, even if it’s after the peak of this crisis has passed; I can tell you from working 15 years in hospitals that’s it’s often when people finally get a chance to catch their breath and the resources are scaled back and people finally take stock, they realize how emotionally and physically depleted they are.
About the Founder & Letters of Love:
Pooja Pradeep is a 27-year-old Engineer turned Educator who had an idea to spread smiles to refugee children using handwritten letters when the Syrian crisis peaked in 2015. The then Facebook project called Letters of Love is now a youth-led international non-profit that provides psychosocial support to refugee children and creates a global citizenry of changemakers.
In today’s digital age, Letters have been the most endearing and efficient tool in humanizing communities and paving way for connections. With the onset of the pandemic, Letters of Love has refocused their attention to delivering handwritten letters to the medical staff at the frontline.
About the #DearHeroes Campaign
#DearHeroes is a global letter-writing campaign which gives anyone and everyone irrespective of age gender, nationality or any other to write in letters expressing gratitude to the heroes of the hour – Doctors, Nurses and other Medical staff – waging the COVID-19 battle in hotspots around the world.
Within just a week of the campaign, Letters of Love have a demand of 13,000+ letters from hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Lombardy, NYC, Mumbai and London and the demand seems to be growing.
Please consider taking 2min to write in your letter and give thanks to a medical professional here
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Special thanks so much Chris Littlefield, Appreciation Expert based out of Peru, for sharing this amazing story with us, and for creating this valuable resource for virtual workers.