It’s times like these when we see the greatest expressions of our compassion for one another. As a company dedicated to making group organizing easy, we have a front-row seat to the movie that is playing before us. In the midst of all the negative news, we feel privileged to see the strength of the human spirit overcoming such challenging times.

 

People are creating signups to gather volunteer pen-pals for self-quarantined seniors. They’re creating signups for virtual dinners via Group FaceTime or Zoom. They’re using our Signup Tool to cover desk duty at schools. We’re seeing N95 fit testing signups for emergency medical workers, signups to deliver meals to seniors and vulnerable people, and 24-hour prayer signups from faith organizations.

 

In short, Americans are doing two things that we do really well: We’re finding innovative solutions to problems, and we’re helping our fellow human beings.

 

Please remember that our Tools have NO ads. Never have, never will. We do not want people confused or distracted when they’re trying to sign up.

 

Ideas for what you can do to help (click on the pink text to view examples):

 

  • Pen-pals for quarantined seniors: Your kids can practice writing and the lost art of penmanship by corresponding with a senior the old-fashioned way. Get a list with names and addresses from local senior centers, hospitals, or within your church/synagogue or neighborhood. Get all the parent’s of kids in your child’s classroom to sign up for a pen-pal. You can then send out the addresses via our messaging feature once everyone has signed up. Extra bonus: This will occupy your home-bound children for a while!

 

  • Meals-on-Wheels: Do a search for a local Meals-on-Wheels organization. Sign up to help. Offer to create a signup for the administrator and get it out via social media. Many of these folks are still organizing this the old-fashioned way and could use a volunteer to help automate it to bring on new digitally-oriented volunteers. I did this yesterday – it felt great!

 

 

 

  • Create a 24-hour prayer signup: People of faith can create a 24-hour prayer signup in whatever time increments they see fit (one-hour, 30-minutes, etc) in just a couple of minutes. Coordinate with other local faith organizations to cover each day of the week or month. Not a believer? Well let’s hear it for the power of positive thought! There’s nothing wrong with spreading positive energy and goodwill into the atmosphere.

 

  • Create a community signup: With so many kids at home, consider creating a signup for things like babysitting (obvious considerations need to be taken regarding both the babysitter’s safety and the children’s), tutoring, or reading. You could also include errand-runners for things like picking up prescriptions for seniors or at-risk neighbors.

 

 

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Have you come up with a great way to help out? Please share!