TEEN SERVICE, THE IMAGINE SOCIETY
The Imagine Society in NYC hosts fun social events so youth service groups can "mix together and expand their hearts and minds as they make new friends and share ideas for community service and creating a better society." Until the end of April, they are dedicating their service projects to helping with COVID19 efforts. Details of their service is below. You can read more about the Society, see photos and donate at: https://www.theimaginesociety.org/contact/
#MaskedMiracles Our teens are dedicating themselves to connecting high need items with the struggling shelters and pantries in our community that do not have a lot of recognition or support.
Our team of brave adult volunteers will mask and glove up and obtain non-perishable and hard to get items and deliver them to the overwhelmed shelters and pantries while exercising strict sanitizing and social distancing procedures.
#FoodforFearless We are arranging meal deliveries from restaurants near New York’s busiest hospitals and dispatching production food trucks to the tireless medical teams, volunteers and first responders working around the clock to treat those affected by the virus. If you can donate any dollar amount to buy a meal or even a drink for our front line heroes, we invite you to be a part of The Imagine Society’s #FoodForFearless initiative. Every dollar you give helps a restaurant or food truck stay in business and supports the amazing people risking their lives to save ours.
To get involved by donating goods or services, email us at Outreach@TheImagineSociety.org. If you are unable to volunteer or donate high needs items we will do it for you. We will be using 100% of all of your donations to TheImagineSociety.org for our #MaskedMiracles and #FoodForFearless campaigns from now until April 20th.
Our teen members will manage the logistics for these outreaches from the safety of their homes. They will keep track of all expenses and donations under the supervision of our adult team.
#PeekaBooICU Doctors, nurses and medical staff are working around the clock saving lives, and there here are many patients in the ICU who are very sick and are allowed no visitors or family to give them words of encouragement. We are asking you at home to help us by creating notes and pictures on regular 8.5 x 11” paper to show everyone in the Covid units that we are thinking about them and that we care deeply. Take a photo of your messages and drawings and email them to us at Outreach@theimaginesociety.org. The nurses and medical personnel at the Hospitals will print them out in color and hang them on the wall of the ICU in the eye line of the patients. You can create an original or download one of our templates HERE to color in bright colors and sign your name! We look forward to your help!
#Messagesof️ Everyone needs love. Love heals. A message of love can make a real difference and even save a life. At a time when we can’t visit the elderly and infirm in our community, show you are thinking about them by sending a note, a poem or a quote to us and we will email them to Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center to be read to the residents who are in quarantine. Email your #MessagesofLove to Outreach@theimaginesociety.org
#MasksAreCool In addition to connecting hospitals with approved medical grade masks, The Imagine Society teen members are launching an initiative to partner with other organizations and sew their own masks to wear themselves, and to distribute to shelters, pantries and delivery people.
Margot Lymbery (Brearley ’24) spent spring break sewing masks for Stitch Room. Masks are donated to hospitals for use in lower-risk patient care situations allowing N95 masks to be more readily available for high-risk care situations. Margot’s masks were shipped to a hospital in Abita Springs, LA.
#VirtualVolunteering Our teen groups, although practicing social distancing, are still working together to make the world a better place. We invite you to join us in some projects you can do while you are quarantined at home.
#OperationGratitude #ParacordBracelets Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. Included in every Operation Gratitude Care Package because they’re both functional and meaningful, and handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to our Troops and First Responders. If you and your teen group would like to make paracord bracelets, please contact Outreach@theImaginesociety.org