Sadly, due to COVID-19, so many amazing events were cancelled this year. Peace Love Smile is greatly affected by this. Let's talk about each division and how their plans have changed...
PEACE LOVE EAT- I cannot cook for the lovely girls at Children's Harbor for a long time. We cannot risk anyone getting sick and since I am interacting with the girls in the kitchen, it is not a good idea to continue. I am so sad that I cannot cook for them, but the last thing I would want to do is increase their chances on getting COVID-19. Socially distanced cooking demonstrations would be very hard and nearly impossible to do since interaction is key to learning how to cook. I hope that I can able to teach them one more time before I go to college.
PEACE LOVE COMFORT- SAFE (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies) stopped all donations for all chapters due to the pandemic. We will resume donations with SAFE allows us to and the chapters feel comfortable accepting donations. Since I live in Florida, accepting donations right now is not a good idea. I would love to do another Communiteens SAFE partnership drive this year at school, so hopefully we will be able to safely resume by second semester.
PEACE LOVE KINDNESS- We Finish Together is still actively making medals, but limited. Since we normally personally give them medals to the recipients, it will be very hard to do this. We are still continuing, but in the safest way possible.
PEACE LOVE COMMUNITEENS- Communiteens is still active! We are working on community service project to help anyone suffering from the effects of COVID-19. This includes doctors, nurses, mail carriers, patients, family members, teachers, etc. We have done several events these past few months including masks drives (we collected 602 homemade masks) and letter making drives. This year, the AHS chapter will be holding virtual events. We are working hard to continue our mission on helping teenagers gain leadership skills while working on meaningful service events. Hopefully, our virtual events can make a similar positive impact in the community!
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