When the Mayor’s Office of Globalization wanted to get the word out about how to prevent Coronavirus to help people who don’t speak English, they contacted our school [which is comprised of newly resettled immigrants from all over the world] because we had created a connection with the Globalization office through our Aspen Challenge Team. We recorded videos in different languages for the office.
Whenever I go out for a run, I always try to go earlier in the morning or closer to the evening since my neighborhood has a lot of older people who like to walk around. I’ll cross to the other sidewalk if I see people in front of me so as to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
My family has volunteered to buy/run errands for the elderly or disabled population of our neighborhood. We’ve bought groceries and are able to take dogs on walks and get mail.
My family has ordered delivery foods from local Asian restaurants in my community who were negatively impacted by the rising stigma around Asian Americans due to the origins of the coronavirus.
I’m posting videos on Instagram of myself doing the announcements because I used to do them in school. I am doing these videos to give some sort of normalcy to homeschooling.
My family and I have been volunteering for a local hospital since my mother worked there. We started making COVID-19 survival packs and donating them to the homeless population in our area.
When my teachers came to my house to deliver a tablet that I can use for distance learning, I saw how tired and hungry they were, so I ran inside to prepare snacks for them.
My family and I are sharing information about food resources within my community for those who may be facing food insecurity.
I’ve been using my social media to help raise awareness on some of the positive aspects of COVID-19—like the impacts these lockdowns are having on our environment—as a way to shine some light in the dark.
My family grocery shopped for two of my mama’s nurse friends to ensure that they had enough food for their families while they were working 12-hour shifts.
My mom and I are helping schools who have students in poverty and kids who can’t afford to have food at this time.