Hope during the Pandemic Project

Although nursing homes are starting to open and allow visitations, there are strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep our seniors safe. Visiting time is restricted, and for certain establishments there are age restrictions and a maximum capacity of visitors at one time. Many seniors in nursing homes are still experiencing the effects of social isolation and loneliness which can have disastrous effects on mental health. Relatives have cited that their loved ones have experienced a rise in stress and a sense of abandonment. The “Hope during the Pandemic” project was created by the literary magazine Ice Lolly Review to help get our elders through these difficult times through art and writing composed by today’s youth. 

Our goal is to create a colored print magazine to distribute to local nursing homes across Long Island. The issue will feature uplifting pieces from young creators ages 12-26 on the theme “Hope during the Pandemic” and be about 60-68 pages long. We plan to accept art in all mediums and writing in four genres, original quotations, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

We plan to use Mixam (not sponsored) to create our project but we need your help in order to bring our project to life. 

$500 will allow us to print about 100 copies, provide us with a monthly subscription to Indesign (so we can properly create and format the project) and allow us to distribute copies to the three senior homes who have demonstrated interest in our project . We will distribute 28-33 copies per establishment with some copies left over for specific donors. 

Consider taking part in our tier list!

Tier List Donations: 

$20+ - You will receive a digital copy of the issue. 

$30+ - The magazine will give you a shoutout on our twitter which has over 900 followers. You will also receive a digital copy of the issue. 

$50+ - The magazine will give you a shoutout on our twitter which has over 900 followers. The magazine will also give you a shoutout on our instagram which has over 1,350 followers. You will also receive a digital copy of the issue. 

$75+ - The magazine will give you a shoutout on our twitter which has over 900 followers. The magazine will also give you a shoutout on our instagram which has over 1,350 followers. You will also receive a digital copy of the issue.  Once the copies come out you will also receive a copy of the issue. 

$100+ - The magazine will give you a shoutout on our twitter which has over 900 followers. The magazine will also give you a shoutout on our instagram which has over 1,350 followers. You will also receive a digital copy of the issue. Once the copies come out you will also receive a copy of the issue. You will also be permanently advertised on our website with an image that when clicked leads to your site or social media. 

To be a part of our tier list simply email a jpeg of your donation. You can find our email on our website. We will email you with instructions on what to do next.

Deadline for fundraising: July 10th, 2021

Sources: 

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2020/covid-isolation-killing-nursing-home-residents.html

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/loneliness-risk-death.html?intcmp=AE-HEA-CND-EOA1

Website: https://www.icelollyreview.com/

Any nursing homes or senior centers interested in taking part in our project can email us. You can find our email on our website.

Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Wang 
Organizer
Huntington, NY
Xiaoming Wei 
Beneficiary

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