Rural Response for Healthy Children:
Supporting local families & businesses
as County declares State of Emergency
Rural Response for Healthy Children is one of 400 sites across the country that deliver the nation’s response to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For over thirty years, RRHC’s approach to the Convention is to build a responsive community that supports & nurtures families.
The Coronavirus pandemic is driving urgency into the effort. Rural Response is working with partner organizations that support Huron families, including Huron Victim Services and Huron Respite Network, to distribute grocery and gas gift cards amongst local families, enabling them to support local businesses. It anticipates the need will continue to grow as family finances and
overall wellbeing shift.
“This is an unprecedented global situation,” says Executive Director (and my friend) Selena Hazlitt. “We are in the very early stages of even contemplating the social and economic impact. Even so, parents and caregivers continue to seek the best for their children. We want to help ease their stress a bit so they can continue to help their kids. We know we are in this together and that is why we need community supporting community.”
I founded WorldRooted: the Art Project for People in 2018 to be a collective of caring creatives. Together with key charities, select local businesses and former refugees, we have raised awareness and thousands of dollars for humanitarian and conservation work through our special-event and web-based exhibitions.
I couldn't have guessed things would take this turn.
A lot of us are hurting. A lot of us want to help but don't know exactly how. Although pandemic regulations have stipulated that I cannot access my art studio, I have to do something.
I reached out to Rural Response employee Genelle Reid, widely known and loved by her “Owligraphy” moniker, to launch a “Let Love Go Viral” campaign. She's helped me design a line of t-shirts, window posters, post cards and stickers to support RRHC, with an initial giving goal of $8,000.
Donors who give directly to RRHC are eligible to have fresh chalk art applied to their driveway by a WorldRooted artist at a safe social distance.
Posters, stickers and post cards can be ordered on the Rural Response homepage beginning April 1.
Our ethically-sourced t-shirts, locally screenprinted by Hijinks!, must be pre-ordered by Good Friday, April 10. On that day, all who have joined our online campaign, #LetLoveGoViralRRHC, will be entered into a draw for the full assortment of swag!
HOW TO ENTER:
- Place an order, OR
- "Like" WorldRooted, Owligraphy and Rural Response for Healthy Children on Facebook and Instagram AND
- Share your favourite post of ours on your page, AND THEN
- Create your own post showing how you Add to the Beauty during this time.
Make sure to tag it #LetLoveGoViralRRHC so we can find it!