JOIN THE POSTCARD CHALLENGE



ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

Help us raise the spirits of staff and residents in lockdown!

COVID has created a secondary epidemic of loneliness in its wake. Staff is stretched thin. Residents are without visitors. Simple, creative expressions of care can really brighten someone's day. To help, TimeSlips has assembled a list of care homes that have specificly requested mail. The care homes tell us that your notes of encouragement help tremendously. And postcard writing makes a great, meditative and generous project for kids and grownups alike.  Let's spread some joy!

RECEIVING CARDS

Do you work for a care community that would be interested in receiving postcards?  Please email info@timeslips.org with the subject line "Postcards". Be sure to let us know (tag us on social media) if you appreciate the cards that come your way!

SENDING CARDS

  • Review the homes on the map below. See how many cards they have received & the last time they received one.

  • Fill in the drop-down menu below the map. You can fill in how many you pledge to send to the care community.

  • Have fun writing your cards! See the sample images above of some of the amazing cards being sent throughout the world. 

  • Share a picture of your cards and tag us (#TimeSlipsCreativeStorytelling) or post here Facebook Page: TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

LOOKING FOR IDEAS?

Consider offering:

- a hopeful poem or greeting
- a drawing
- a Beautiful Question that you can ask and share your own answer.  
For a list of Beautiful Questions, see our Creativity Center here. 
- We encourage you to share notes that are age-appropriate (not childish as these are adults),
uplifting (we can all use uplift), and joyful.  


NOTE: If you choose to write a home that is NOT on this list, we strongly suggest you call to see if they are accepting cards.  

Special Initiative (August 19th, 2020) SEND A PIECE OF YOUR HEART!  Oakridge Gardens in Wisconsin experienced a fire mid-June, displacing many of their residents. Please see this video on how to send a handmade heart postcard to the residents and staff while they are displaced from Oakridge. https://youtu.be/rWOAVSthMKA

To view the care homes in list form, click here: Postcards: A little Creative Care or you can review the map below and find a community that hasn't received many cards yet. Make sure to scroll down to see the entire list.