Pay It Forward Hands for Holly Challenge
to Help Cancer Families Impacted by COVID-19
How many acts of kindness can the Hands for Holly Community
perform in two months? Help us find out.
During April & May, Pay It Forward Hands for Holly Challenge is asking individuals, families, and businesses to join the challenge and support local families fighting cancer who are in critical need from COVID-19.
The fear we now face from COVID and the uncertainty ahead can be overwhelming; much like what our families live with every day from cancer. Coronavirus is scary for everyone, but even more so for cancer patients with compromised immune systems. In addition, cancer families already face serious financial barriers, but they are now compounded by COVID. Our families are in greater need now than ever before.
How to pay it forward?
From now through the end of May, we are asking folks to perform acts of kindness for families fighting childhood cancer and to post what they did on our virtual bulletin board. Ways to pay it forward are all around us! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Buy a gift card(s). This will not only assist a family, but it is an effective way to continue supporting local businesses throughout this crisis. Purchase your card(s) here to be delivered to families:
Make a Medical Mask. Hands for Holly has partnered with Novant to accept homemade masks for non-medical staff, patients and families. Enlist your kids to help you make homemade medical masks (Instructions Here. Volunteer hours will be given).
Please mail your masks to HFH, PO BOX 49202, Charlotte, NC 28277.
Write letters of thanks and support to our partner hospital staff throughout the Carolinas (Levine Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Clinic in Charlotte, Hemby Children’s Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital, Maynard Children’s Hospital, Prisma Children’s Hospital).
Email your completed letters to: email@example.com
Share your posts, photos, actions with the hashtag #PayItForwardHFH and on our virtual bulletin board. Tag your family, friends, and followers and challenge them to do the same. The more visibility, the more people will get involved!
*This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please also share YOUR ideas for how to #PayItForwardHFH with Christine directly We are stronger together!