It’s hard to believe how quickly the coronavirus has changed our lives in just a matter of weeks. From the healthcare crisis to the closing of so many businesses, sports and entertainment venues and restaurants, the economic standstill can be felt across America and the world. With all of this uncertainty, what’s risen to the top is the positive news of people supporting friends and neighbors and showcasing innovation in the way they work, the way they are making their business practices safe to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus – protecting themselves, customers and employees.
Below you’ll find a weekly recap of news that inspires and gives us hope, highlighting that small actions and thinking outside the box in the way we respond can have a big impact.
No one can have a bigger impact than a mother. On Sunday take a moment to applaud yourself for all that you do for your family, your friends, your community. It’s all the small things that you do as a mom that may go unnoticed that gives us our north star, builds trust and stitches the fabric that ties us all together with compassion and grace. Happy Mothers Day from The Policy Circle!
- Mom Lost Job Over COVID, But Now People Are Going Nuts For Her Tiny Squirrel Tables.
- Sandra Bullock and Jada Pinkett-Smith surprise nurse working on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mother’s Day book picks by Delia Owens, Jennifer Weiner, Kiley Reid and more.
- Groundbreaking BYU research shows what it takes for a woman to truly be heard.
- Meet the woman delivering Baskets of Hope to newborns with Down syndrome.
- Do you know a woman who is making a beautiful difference in her community? If so, share her story and nominate a Woman of Worth.
- How to make Mother’s Day special amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Who was the founder of Mother’s Day? Anna Maria Jarvis. Learn more:
Have a story of innovation or what businesses are doing to mitigate the transmission of the virus? Share to The Policy Circle social accounts or email us at email@example.com.
Share Your Story of Impact
How can you lead during an uncertain time? Step up and contact your local representatives: Share how COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place orders are impacting you and your community or your business, or stories of organizations that are innovative in shaping public policy. Use this helpful template to get you started. You can also write a letter to the editor of your local or a national publication. Here’s how.
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